Overwatch hero guide: Mei

By Staff, Saturday, 17 September 2016 00:07 GMT

A defensive hero you should use to slow down, disable and cripple enemy tactics.


Overwatch hero guide: Mei

Role: Defense

Mei’s role is to slow down and stop enemies, allowing others to deal plenty of damage to them. She’s one of the hardest to get to grips with, but used correctly she cause a lot of headaches to the opposing team.

Latest updates for Mei

Her Blizzard projectile can now pierce barriers and has an increased radius of an additional 25%, now reaching a total of 10 meters.

Strong against: Genji, Tracer, Lucio

Weak against: Pharah, Junkrat, Widowmaker

Mei’s abilities

Endothermic Blaster

Mei’s blasters can either let loose a good medium range shot for damage, or slow down and eventually stop an enemy with a stream of ice. The latter is her most useful, especially when teamed with another high damage dealing player.


Mei freezes in a block of ice, stopping incoming damage from attacks and healing herself at the same time.



Mei’s Icewall stops damage, obscures the view and generally stops movement in a particular area.

Ultimate Ability: Blizzard

Blizzard is a drone attack that casts snow and ice over the map, slowing down enemies, damaging them and eventually freezing them if they hang around too long. It lasts for five loooong seconds.

Mei strategy tips

  • Blizzard is very useful on objectives to slow down any defenders.
  • Don’t just use Icewall for defense. Use it to trap enemies, stop them from running away and corner them.
  • You can also use Icewall to reach higher locations by placing it underneath you and your team.
  • Has Torbjorn activated his turret? Place the Icewall in front of it and you’ll disable it.

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