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Overwatch introduces a new support character: Moira

A shadowy geneticist is the new Overwatch hero.

On Nov. 3 at BlizzCon 2017, new content, including the new Overwatch hero Moira, has been revealed. After the constant requests and demands, players will finally get another healer to support and assist their teammates with unique abilities and skills. This newest member of the game will also be the first healer who seemed to have worked with Talon, the game’s villainous cohort, and has a history with Reaper’s past.

Unlike the current supporters like Mercy, Zenyatta and Ana, Moira has quite a shadowy and dark personality. According to the debut trailer that reveals some of her story, Moira has worked with the nefarious organization Talon in the past as a geneticist and a scientist. She was captured being able to cast healing beams and teleport around the battlefield. Although most of her skills are focused on assisting and healing her teammates, Jeff Kaplan, game director claimed that she also can do “a tremendous amount of damage and healing.”

Moira will be a powerful character who is capable of healing allies at both short and long-range and will also be able to eliminate enemies with her attacks. Her primary skill is biotic grasp, where she expends biotic energy to heal allies in front of her using her left hand. Her right hand fires a long-range beam weapon that saps enemy’s health, healing both herself and biotic energy. The second ability is biotic orb, which is somewhat similar to Zenyatta’s discord. It has a healing effect on the allies it passes through while a decay effect on the opponents. In addition, the skill Fade will allow her to quickly teleport a short distance. Her ultimate skill is called Coalescence where she channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and damages her enemies. Moira is now playable on the PTR server.

Written by Se Jin Lee

Se Jin Lee is a computer science student currently enrolled at Sogang University in Korea. She came to Chapman University in Southern California for her exchange program. She is a passionate and a serious gamer who views games as one of the few powerful mediums capable of handling any issues and conveying messages to society. When she is not playing games, she likes to develop her own games.

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