Tekhartha Zenyatta, 20


Wandering Guru, Adeventurer


Shambali Monastery, Nepal (Formerly)


The Shambali


Zenyatta is a Hero in Overwatch.

Zenyatta Information

"True self is without form."

Zenyatta Abilities

orb_of_destruction.pngOrb of Destruction


Ammo: 20
Rounds: 1
Zenyatta projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.

orb_of_harmony.pngOrb of Harmony


Effect: Heals 30 HP/Second
Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time.

orb_of_discord.pngOrb of Discord


Effect: Increases damage received by 50%
Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives. Only one opponent can suffer the orb's effects at a time.


Ultimate Ability

Duration: 6 Seconds
Effect: Heals 100 HP/Second
Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

Zenyatta Gameplay

Zenyatta Tactics and Strategies

  • Zenyatta can deal large amounts of damage on his own, but he is still quite fragile, backup is a preferable choice.
  • He is a classic buff/debuff specialist. Use his orbs to mark the high priority targets for quick elimination like tanks and defenders. HIs ultimate can be a godsend in the middle of an intense firefight over a contested position. His ultimate's aura can also add to the confusion and he may draw fire from inexperienced players.

Zenyatta Backstory

Zenyatta is an omnic monk who wanders the world in search of spiritual enlightenment. It is said that those who cross his path are never the same again.

Years ago, following the Omnic Crisis, a group of outcast omnic robots experienced what they described as a spiritual awakening. They abandoned their preprogrammed lives to establish a communal monastery deep in the Himalayas. After many years of meditation on the nature of existence, they came to the belief that they were more than artificial intelligences and that, like humans, they possessed the essence of a soul.

Recognizing the spiritual equality they held with humans, the monks, led by the enigmatic robot known as Tekhartha Mondatta, sought to heal the wounds caused by the Omnic Crisis a generation earlier and bring humans and robots back into societal harmony. Their message was embraced by millions around the world, and they became global celebrities.

But one monk, Zenyatta, disagreed with this new direction. He believed that the way to repair the problems between humans and omnics was not through dogmatic teaching but through interpersonal connection and engagement.

Ultimately, Zenyatta followed his own path. He chose to leave the monastery and wander the world, helping those he meets to overcome their personal struggles and find inner peace. But, when necessary, he will fight to protect the innocent, be they omnic or human.

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