Angela Ziegler


Field Medic, First Responder


Zurich, Switzerland




Mercy is a Hero in Overwatch.

Mercy Information

"Heroes never die."

Mercy Abilities


angelic_descent.pngAngelic Descent

Passive Ability

Propelled by her Valkyrie suit, Mercy slows the speed of her descent from great heights.

caduceus_staff.pngCaduceus Staff


Effect: Heals 50 HP/Second
Mercy engages one of two beams that connect to an ally. By maintaining the beams, she can either restore that ally's health or increase the amount of damage they deal.

caduceus_blaster.pngCaduceus Blaster


Ammo: 20
Rounds: 1
Mercy shoots a round from her sidearm. It's best reserved for emergency personal defense.

guardian_angel.pngGuardian Angel


Cooldown: 2 Seconds
Mercy flies towards a targeted ally, allowing her to reach them quickly and provide assistance in crucial moments.

Valkyrie (New Ultimate Ability)

Ultimate Ability

Duration: 20 Seconds

Caduceus Staff: Mercy's healing and damage boosts beams now affect all allies near the targeted teammate, and the staff's effective range has been extended
Caduceus Blaster: Now has infinite ammo and increased projectile speed
Guardian Angel: Increased range and movement speed
Resurrect: Cooldown is instantly reset when Valkyrie is activated and reduced to 10s after the initial cast
Hover: Mercy gains the ability to fly freely, at increased movement speed
Regeneration (Passive): No longer interrupted when Mercy takes damage


resurrect.pngResurrect (Former Ultimate Ability)

Ultimate Ability

Range: 15 meters
Duration: 2 Seconds
Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.


Mercy Gameplay

Mercy Tactics and Strategies


  • Mercy heals herself automatically for 25 HP/Second if she does not take damage for 3 seconds.
  • Mercy may not get the offensive glory of some of the other heroes, but a well played Mercy can make a team powerful. Her abilities are straightforward but vital. Position her next to important defenders and tanks to make use of her healing staff, and damage boosting can really make a suppressing hero like Bastion powerful. Her ultimate is vital for reviving downed allies on the front lines, which keeps them back in action and not having to run a far distance back from their respawn points. Her pistol should only be used in extreme defensive emergencies.

Mercy Backstory

A guardian angel to those who come under her care, Dr. Angela Ziegler is a peerless healer, a brilliant scientist, and a staunch advocate for peace.

Ziegler rose to become the head of surgery at a prominent Swiss hospital before pioneering a breakthrough in the field of applied nanobiology that radically improved the treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries. It was this expertise that attracted the attention of Overwatch.

Because her parents had been taken by war, Ziegler was opposed to the organization's militaristic approach to keeping global peace. Ultimately, she recognized that Overwatch offered her the opportunity to save lives on a much larger scale. As Overwatch's head of medical research, Angela sought to leverage her work for healing in frontline crises. The result was the Valkyrie swift-response suit, which Ziegler herself piloted on many Overwatch missions.

Despite her contributions to Overwatch, she was often at odds with her superiors and the organization's overarching aims. When Overwatch dissolved, Ziegler dedicated herself to helping those affected by war.

Though she spends most of her time caring for the broken and dispossessed in crisis areas around the world, Dr. Ziegler can be counted on to don her Valkyrie suit whenever innocents are imperiled.

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    • Anonymous
      Great Hero02 Jun 2016 02:05  

      Mercy can really help keep a team alive on both the offence and defence especially when keeping a tank alive.

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