Meet Ana Amari, the latest addition to the Overwatch roster. Ana is a sniper rifle toting, grenade throwing and team buffing hero that can be quite a challenge to master, but potentially a game changer. Oh and she’s Pharah’s mom.
The 60 year old Bounty Hunter was one of the founding members of Overwatch and one of the world’s best snipers. Which naturally meant that she went head-to-head with Widowmaker and was presumably killed. 10 years on she’s back on the frontlines defending her country, family and friends.
Sitting right between Widowmaker’s offensive capabilities and Mercy’s healing, Ana brings quite the interesting mix to the table. Her Biotic Sniper Rifle shoots darts that heal her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots. Unlike Mercy who has to switch between damage and healing, Ana’s rifle just applies the respective affect to the target.
Ana’s Biotic Grenade works in a similar fashion as well where it deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing, while enemies cannot be healed for a few moments. Ana can also fire a sleep dart to stop an enemy in his tracks. Any damage will “wake”the affected target though.
Finally Ana’s ultimate ability allows her to boost an ally granting greater movement speed, damage and defence. With a very diverse bag of tricks, while Ana isn’t the most mobile of characters (she’s 60… give her a break), she can stop the enemy in its tracks.