What is up, lads? In today’s Tips & Tricks mini guide, your Overwatch boosting team is going to talk about Genji. To start things off, let me tell you that Genji is not a front-line type of character. He is better at disrupting the enemy team from behind and catching them out of guard. Your main priority in games is the objective, but as Genji, your priority is to cause disorder on the battlefield. Don’t let your enemy know your location before it’s too late. Whether is you or your Overwatch duo boosting partner playing Genji, it’s always good to have these tips in mind.
When playing as Genji, it’s important for you to move all the time, since his health pool is one of the lowest in the entire game. Use Genji’s abilities to double jump and climb walls to dodge and charge through the enemy’s side and take them off one by one. Be careful and don’t get yourself caught by three or more players at the same time, and prioritize your targets carefully, since heroes like Winston or Mei can be difficult match-ups.
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Know when to use your abilities
Genji is a three-star character, which means he is not some hero who you can pick and master in one day. Knowing and using Genji’s abilities in the best way can make him deadly, and this is a reason why your Overwatch duo boost player will likely use him a lot. We’ll begin explaining one of his underrated abilities in his kit: Quick Melee. Quick Melee is normally used when you’re really close to an enemy and/or you’re in the middle of reloading, but it can be used to pull of come crazy combos when used right.
For instance, if an enemy hero is ahead of you, throw a Shuriken, then Quick Melee and Swift Strike to deal roughly 165-250 damage in total. The fundamental idea here is to get a grip on the Shuriken’s speed and travel time. You need to be able to regulate your aim constantly between the Shuriken throws to hit all three and deal the best damage possible. Skill use is one of the reasons he is Tier 1 right now in our Overwatch Tier List.
Next is Swift Strike. This ability resets every time you kill or help kill someone. Have in mind that non-hero kills don’t count; Things like D.Va’s mech don’t reset Swift Strike. The best opportunity to use this ability is when an enemy hero has only two health bars left. That way, the kill is guarenteed and the cooldown is reseted. However, there are other ways to use Swift Strike. Since Genji’s mobility is limited and he doesn’t have means to escape, you can use this ability to escape a situation and be faster to reach a health pack. Not dying much is one of the keys to victory, and being able to do so is sure to improve your Overwatch leveling.
Good timing is the key
A lot of players think that when you manage a good Deflect, that the attack automatically ricochets back to the original dealer but in reality, Deflect does not work like that. When you use it, you have to aim manually at the the ones who shot at you. But remember you can only Deflect projectiles, like Pharah and Tracer’s attacks. Some ultimates can also be deflected if they’re projectiles. It’s critical to know when to Deflect, because highly advanced players like our Overwatch boost players will often bait you into using it whenever they see you coming(…which is kind of a bad thing, when you’re supposed to be like a ninja and all).
In a last thought, let’s have a look at Genji’s ultimate, Dragonblade. When activating it, Genji exposes his katana for a short amount of time. Until he sheathes his sword again, Genji can deal massive strikes to the targets within his reach. Believe it or not, the best time to use this ability is when the enemy team is distracted with getting the objective or fighting your teammates. After activating your ultimate, kill the enemy healer first, so the rest can’t get healed and you don’t waste your ultimate in vain. Or if they have a non-healer support(Symmetra) you can always slice your way until they are all eliminated.
To maximise your lifetime when using Dragonblade, a good trick is to combine it with Swift Strike. It will make it harder for the enemy to kill you. Get your first dash to reset early is also vital, as the rest of the kills will be a lot more easy to achieve.
We hope these tricks will help you in your Overwatch placement matches. Season 2 will be a hard time for Genji to appear on the Overwatch Tier List, but being the fun to play hero he is, sometimes it’s worth it.