Hey there Mercy players! I’m Emadoo and in the next 10 minutes I’ll teach you how to play Mercy better, one day hopefully like I and the rest of the Overwatch 2 boosting team.

We’re all professional Overwatch 2 players that play Overwatch 2 as a real job, we often give out free guides like this one for you to learn our playstyles as well!

Let’s start the Mercy guide already, shall we?

A little about Mercy

Angela Ziegler by her real name, or her Overwatch 2 name, Mercy, is a support hero. Duh!

She’s been through a lot of reworking, for instance, back in the day, her ultimate could resurrect the whole team, now she resurrects only one ally.

She isn’t that hard to play, that’s why we suggest her in our Top 10 Heroes To Carry In All Ranks post. However, in order to become a Top 500 Mercy like I am, you need to learn how to position properly and make good choices when there’s a situation that needs a solution.

Mercy Abilities

Caduceus Staff: Attach to a teammate a provide a stream of healing or a damage boost.

Caduceus Blaster: Fire a small automatic pistol.

Guardian Angel: Fly towards an ally. Jumping during flight launches you forward, crouching launches you upward.

Resurrect: Revive a dead teammate.

Angelic Descent: Fall slowly.

Valkyrie ultimate: Gain the ability to fly and enhance all other abilities.

Let’s proceed with the top 10 Mercy tips.

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Overwatch 2 Mercy Tips

1. Pocket Mercy?

Anyone who has played Overwatch 2 has probably seen a "Pocket Mercy." A "Pocket Mercy" is a Mercy who stays with one teammate and always helps them heal or do more damage. Even though this can be useful when Pharah and Mercy are working together, you should usually help everyone on the team.

The best way to make sure you're always healing heroes who need it is to move from one teammate to another and heal whoever needs it. When a teammate is using their ultimate ability is a good time to temporarily focus on pocketing a teammate.

2. Ressurecting

The crucial thing here is you need to know when and where to resurrect. The general advice is to do it behind the walls or covered by a shield. Or when casting the resurrect to move your mouse rapidly around in order to try and avoid any incoming damage.

A more advanced tip is to use resurrect while falling, essentially, you start casting a resurrect before you start falling off a roof/cliff/whatever, the cast will still channel and you will NOT be a static and easy target for opponents to pick you off.

However, in the end, your game sense will be crucial for mastering resurrecting, you need to practice alone or with one of our Overwatch 2 coaches that can help you master it.

3. Don’t ignore your grounded allies when playing with Pharah

You’ve probably heard of the famous Pharmercy duo. In case you haven’t heard about it, read the post I just linked.

However, a common mistake that many Mercy players do is that they only focus on playing with Pharah and start ignoring the allies on the ground. Which is obviously, a recipe for a disaster. You will truly focus on playing with Pharah a lot and traveling with her in the air, but you cannot ignore the allies on the ground.

4. Learn how to super jump

Guardian Angel is an ability that Mercy has in Overwatch. This is a type of move that lets her fly quickly toward a friend who is up to 30 meters away. It can also be used to get to another part of the map quickly.

Earlier, the developers tried to make Super Jump happen automatically when she used Guardian Angel to get close to an ally. But because there was a delay before Super Jump was used, this didn't happen.

Follow these steps to use the Super Jump well in Overwatch 2:

Aim your crosshair at a friend who is close by. Use the ability "Guardian Angel." Just to the right of the reticle, you'll see a meter. The bigger the jump will be, the more the meter is charged. Point up and jump when the meter is full. This will send Mercy flying, giving her time to find a safe place to land. Even though Mercy's jumping has changed over time, this is still a useful skill to have if you need to quickly get to faraway parts of the map without using her ultimate. This character has more adaptability as a field medic and soldier thanks to Super Jump, which is not too difficult to execute and may provide tremendous benefits.

5. Track your teammates

Just like any other hero, you need to be aware of your surroundings, and know where your allies and enemies are. However, this is even more important with Mercy. You need to have the next target in mind when using Guardian Angel. Therefore, before you even reach your current target, you need to know who do you fly to next.

A second thing regarding tracking is, you need to peel for your secondary healer if your team has one. Support heroes are one of the most common targets for flankers like Tracer and you will need to track your second healer at all times and help him if needed.

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6. Know your strengths and weaknesses

Mercy Counters

Mercy is weak against:

This is basically a list of hit-scan heroes, and heroes that are able to sit on your ass until you die. Winston sitting on your ass nonstop, Sombra’s hack and burst are deadly. Widow’s will most often target you so make sure you are moving all the time.

The soldier can deal damage from range and his ult means death if you’re in the line of sight. If Tracer ults you, don’t panic and fly to another ally. Genji’s mobility and burst are insane, bait out his dash and guardian angel to somewhere, rinse and repeat until he’s done.

Mercy Is Good Against

Mercy is good against Symmetra, Mei, Lucio, Moira, Junkrat, Zarya. Mercy is good against non-burst heroes that can’t “one shot” her and their damage is more over time. Mercy can heal non stop and infinitely against such heroes.

Against Symmetra, tell your tank to go through the choke points filled with turrets while healing them until they clear out the turrets.

Mei is strong vs heroes in close range, you have a lot of mobility so just don’t stick close to her while healing targets that she tries to freeze and burst, if she ults, find an ally that’s outside and immediately fly to him.

Lucio sitting on your ass shouldn’t be a problem, fly to a target that will kill him if he keeps chasing. Not to mention you are good against his boops since you can always fly up when he boops you off the map.

7. Don’t forget your pistol

You won’t use the pistol much most of the time, but there are a time and place for everything, including the blaster. For instance, an enemy Widow out of place can be a good target to solo kill if you can approach her.

Another good target is Pharah during her ultimate cast, she’s essentially a free kill.

8. Proper positioning

Positioning is a skill every Overwatch 2 player needs to learn. As Mercy, you never want to be in one spot for too long because you’re an easy target. Hop around the place and don’t be static.

Utilize the fact that you can heal someone behind the wall for a few seconds, meaning, you can channel your heal on someone, hop behind the wall, hop out and repeat. While using your ult Valkyrie, keep switching between heroes so you can never be an easy target.

9. Know who and when to power boost

Power boosting an ally doesn’t just give them more damage, it also indirectly helps them build up their ultimate. The best targets to power boost are your second healer, Zarya or baby D.Va.

If your team is all healed up, make sure to power boost someone, you need max uptime on both healing and power boosting. It’s important to know you can’t boost Junkrat’s ultimate, Hanzo’s ultimate, D.Va’s mech bomb, Torb’s Molten Core and Wrecking Ball’s minefield, and a couple of other ones.

10. Find your ideal settings

To access settings, press Options, then Controls. There’s a dropdown menu where you select Mercy. The first setting is Toggle Beam Connection, when you set it to ON, you don’t have to hold your mouse button non stop to heal.

The second setting is Guardian Angel Prefers Beam Target, I prefer it OFF, when it’s ON, you will fly to the target that has your beam attached, for instance, if the target is behind you and you use guardian angel, you will go in reverse which would be inefficient. This is a personal preference.

The third one is Toggle Guardian Angel, you need to turn it off because this means because if you hold shift but your line of sight is blocked, you will fly as soon as it’s in line of sight. If it were ON, you’d have to press it only when it comes into the line of sight, not before.

BONUS TIP: Learn from watching other players

Watch popular streamers and YouTube videos. Apart from that, I suggest purchasing Overwatch coaching lessons from our pro players because they are legitimately one of the best players in the world that can teach you a lot.

In case you just want to get your rank up, OW 2 rank boosting service is a great choice, especially if you buy it in duo-mode where you could play Mercy and get tips from our players while increasing your skill rating.

That’s all from me today, I really hope you learned a lot and see you next time!

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