Blizzard Announces New Overwatch Support Hero Moira at BlizzCon 2017

Blizzard has provided a deeper breakdown of Moira's abilities and backstory on the official Overwatch site, however, is yet to announce a release date. "Biotic Grasp" is her new short-range healing and damage ability, while "Biotic Orbs" reach longer-ranges via a throwable gadget. She has a history with both Blackwatch and Talon, and she'll have an origin video coming later during BlizzCon 2017.

COALESCENCE: Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies.

The next new hero is Moira, a highly mobile support healer that can dish out a load of damage.

If you didn't get a chance to see BlizzCon 2017's opening ceremony live - or you just want to revisit the gorgeous opening cinematic for the new World of Warcraftexpansion, Battle for Azeroth, or the animated short for Overwatch's Reinhardt, "Honor and Glory", we've got you covered. A trailer was also presented, showing off her abilities and playstyle. Able to alter DNA at a cellular level, it looked like one of the best steps to stamping out diseases and disorders that had ever been researched, but her peers weren't happy with the findings.

No word yet on when Moira will hit PTR, but expect her to be a bit controversial (just like nearly all new Overwatch characters).

Moira launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies. And finally, Lucio isn't the only support hero with serious moves: Moira's "Fade" power gives her some really nice mobility options for getting into position or out of trouble.

Her ultimate looks like a combined super-beam that heals all allies caught in it, or drains all enemies.

What do you think of these latest additions to Overwatch?


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