I love Zenyatta and think ZENYATTA IS A GOD.
And I’m not just saying that because I love raining on a Genji parade with Transcendence and shoving my balls in Tracers stupid face. Every time I get wrecked as Mercy by those two, I get some revenge with Zen.
Zen is cool, because:
- Regenerating shields
- No footstep noise
- Transcendence can help a team push forward, or hold out against damage-over-time ults, such as: Genji’s Dragonblade, Soldier 76’s Tactical Visor, Pharah’s Rocket Barrage, a.o. It does NOT work against: D.VA Self-Destruct, Tracer’s Pulse bomb or other big instant-damage attacks.
- Wreck foes with discord + headshots
- The harmony orb means healing without effort. Just throw 'em to a teammate from afar. You don’t even have to be good at aiming or put yourself in harms way.
- He can be a pretty good solo healer on top of adding some serious damage to the enemy (usually at second point deference such as on King’s Row and Temple of Anubis). Especially when there are teammates who don’t rely as much -or can help with- healing (Soldier 76, Sombra, Tracer, Roadhog, Reaper, etc.)
Nanna Ana and mama Mercy are pretty cool too. I usually stick with those when there are too few self-sustaining heroes. I don’t know what’s up with Lúcio. Can’t get the hang of him. That skating mechanic feels weird.
FYI: that’s based on 325 hours of quickplay. 4 seasons of placement matches in competitive (because: fuck that ocean of salt). 74 hours of Zen, 44 hours of Mercy, 31 hours of Ana and 29 hours of Lúcio. - I don’t claim to be good, just pointing out what works for me. And, indeed: balance changes all the damn time.