After much anticipation, the next character to come to Overwatch has been revealed, and it’s a Talon geneticist called Moira. This is interesting for many reasons. One, this is now the second Talon character in a row to arrive in the game (coming after Doomfist), and two, Moira is a Support character, i.e. a healer. This is a good thing, as many players have been complaining as of late as to the state of the healers in Overwatch. But, does Moira truly help solve the problem?
On one hand, definitely, if for no other reason that Moira is now the fourth healer in the game. With Moira now here, she not only creates more options, but she creates more opportunities for people to get away from “only” picking Mercy and trying someone new.
What’s more, Moira has many different skills and abilities that make her very unique compared to Ana and Mercy. Her Coalescence for example can not only go through barriers, but it can heal allies all the while damaging foes. That’s pretty cool. Add that to her various ways of short and long-range healing, teleportation, and the ability to drain foes energy, and she’s pretty stacked.
But, as in all things, just because she looks good on paper, doesn’t mean she’ll be good in practice. That may sound pessimistic, but, many people were excited for Ana when she came out, and then slowly began to lose interest with her after it became clear that Mercy was better…and, then Blizzard nerfed Ana to make her even weaker. Hopefully, that won’t happen with Moira.
Regardless though, this is an exciting time, and hopefully, we’ll get a release date for Moira soon so that people can start testing her out, and see if she truly will change the game.