New Hero First Look: Moira
Wielding both regenerative and degenerative technologies at her fingertips, Moira O’Deorain is an ambitious geneticist who seeks to rewrite the building blocks of humanity by any means necessary.
Ostracized by her peers over perceived ethical short falls and disavowed by Overwatch following an incident in Venice, the former Blackwatch agent has recently found a new home with the scientific collective that founded Oasis. Yet, some have whispered that her true allegiance is to the shadowy organization, Talon, who has secretly funded (and ultimately benefitted from) her controversial research for years. Unconcerned with these allegations, Moira continues to push the boundaries of science and will go to any lengths to make her next breakthrough in human evolution.
Moira’s cutting-edge capabilities make her a mobile healer and damage dealer capable of adapting to any situation. Her main attack is Biotic Grasp, which she can use to either heal allies or sap an enemy’s life force. Biotic Grasp’s primary fire sprays a cone of energy that heals all teammates within range, draining biotic energy while active, which will replenish slowly over time. Her alternate fire is a beam that tethers to the closest enemy, dealing damage and siphoning health. Draining her foes’ health regenerates Moira’s biotic energy even faster, allowing more healing for her allies.
Her Biotic Orb ability launches a sphere of energy that bounces around the battlefield, healing nearby allies or damaging enemies until it dissipates. Fade enables Moira to disappear out of sight and into the shadows, granting her a sprint and making her invulnerable for its duration. When Moira’s ultimate is ready to be unleashed, she can cast Coalescence—a powerful, long-range beam of chaotic energy that pierces through barriers to heal allies or damage enemies in its path.
Learn more about Moira’s abilities and backstory on her official hero detail page.
Moira is the sixth support character to join the Overwatch lineup and her gameplay is engineered to both give and take away life as she strategically moves around the battlefield. She excels at burst healing multiple allies at once as well as disrupting enemies’ positioning—forcing them to move away from her damaging Biotic Orb and Coalescence beam. Meanwhile, Fade helps Moira escape from unfavorable situations while her healing Biotic Orb allows her to effectively duel enemies in a pinch.
Biotic Grasp is a versatile weapon, adapting to the situation to serve as a consistent heal output or an extra source of damage. While Biotic Grasp’s range is short compared to other healers’ abilities, her Biotic Orb can float far away to extend her presence on the battlefield.
Moira is available for testing right now on the Overwatch PTR!
If you’d like to help us reveal her true potential (and experience better living through science), simply log in to the Public Test Region, then head to our official forums to report your findings. Click here for more info.