Overwatch 2 – Guide to Mei Hero
Mei in Overwatch 2 faced one of the biggest hero nerfs ever since Blizzard removed the freezing effect from her primary weapon. That leaves her with only an average DPS ability that can’t handle multiple threats at once. Although Mei fans may think that is the way to the end of Mei, she still has an important role to play in the battle. This is the best way to play Mei in Overwatch 2.
Overview of Mei
Mei is a hybrid support and DPS . character have the ability to bug enemies and help control the battlefield. Her primary weapon slows enemies down, while her Ice Wall ability can split enemy teams, block paths, and even provide temporary shields for your party depending on the situation. Unlike some DPS heroes, Mei can heal herself, block all incoming damage and restore her HP. Where Mei struggles is against multiple opponents, as her attacks are very slow and can only target one enemy at a time.
- Endothermic Blaster (primary fire): Emits a blast of frost that slows enemies
- Endothermic Blaster (alternative fire): Launches an ice projectile
- Cryo-Freeze: Wrap Mei in a block of ice for four seconds, negating damage, removing negative effects, and recovering up to 150 HP
- Ice Wall: Mei creates a horizontally or vertically high wall of ice
- Snowstorm: Summons a drone to create an ice storm over a large area. Slows and deals damage to enemies. Those who are still within its influence will be frozen
Mei, the snow troll
You can play Mei as a very nasty DPS, trolling enemies with her ice wall and then retreating into your frozen cocoon when things start to get heated. Her impressive self-healing and combat abilities mean that, as long as the enemy doesn’t overwhelm her, Mei can control the flow of battle. Set up a wall of ice and force your opponent to follow a different path or block the enemy’s DPS by blocking their line of sight.
If you’re paired with Reinhardt, you can block all but one avenue and get your party safely along it, or completely disrupt your enemy’s plans. Or Genji can climb over walls and chase enemies from behind as they scramble to find a new path. Get creative and see what happens.
Safety in numbers
Mei’s Cryo Freeze skill temporarily envelops her in a block of ice and over the next few seconds restores almost all of her HP while blocking enemy attacks. This ability is a great one that allows Mei to keep going even without a healer, but has an obvious weakness. All your opponent has to do is wait until the block is broken and then continue attacking.
A well-timed ice wall can mitigate this problem, but a better strategy is to tag along with others. An extra DPS or a tank can help with the issues while Mei recovers, and then she can break out of her icy prison and launch an ice or two to finish. Work.
You’ll keep an eye on someone…if you’re lucky
Mei’s heat-collecting laser still deals a huge amount of damage, even if it’s not frozen, but you need to stay in contact with your enemies to get the most out of it. That means Mei is well-suited to tank combat, especially with her self-healing abilities, but the laser’s alternate flame is ideal for taking on other DPS characters and Support heroes. It fires an ice pellet at high speed, dealing around 90 damage when it hits.
You need precision, admittedly. However, sometimes it’s easier to shoot with it than to keep the laser on your enemies, so occasionally go through the combo shot stones to help supplement Mei’s damage.
- Mei’s ultimate takes a few seconds to set up, during which time she’s vulnerable. Be careful with your time
- Mei has difficulty fighting with more than one opponent. Use the wall of ice to isolate your enemy and give her a better chance of survival
- The slow effect of the laser will not affect the movement of enemies, such as Tracer’s Blink
- If the enemy finds another target while Mei is in Cryo-Freeze’s shell, you can end the shell early and use your advantage to attack them from behind.
- Use Ice Wall to block the enemy spawn area and keep them inactive for a short time
If you want to test out other Overwatch 2 roles, check it out tank hero level and hero support to see how they all fit together.
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