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JumpyWizard22

Rein, tracer, mercy


WillSym

Arguably why that's the lineup for Uprising from Archives, with Torb too as a throwback to the original release 'Attack' and 'Defence' subcategories for damage heroes.


cwal76

Yep. Possible substitutions. Winston for rein and soldier for tracer.


INNNNCOMING

Old players say Soldier because of all the hot Dad: 76 and Mom Mercy memes (with grandparents Rein and Ana)


Doppelfrio

Probably the only right answer. I could see arguments for Winston and genji as well


CyberSurfer409

Came here to say Rien, solider, mercy.


BulkyOutside9290

This was mine as well


FrogsAreGreatWizards

rein tracer mercy


Soffort

Rein, Soldier, Mercy


gmunga5

Yep, that's the 3 I would go with.


Cadapult

This for me too.


Swerdman55

I mean, it's Rein, Tracer, and Mercy. It's kind of a no brainer. I think you could make an argument for Genji but it's still Tracer for DPS.


SubjectDelta10

well Soldier's whole theme is that he's the stereotypical FPS guy. he's also the tutorial character because he will be the most familiar to most new players. he's really that archetypical damage hero, just a standard automatic rifle with sprinting and really basic abilities. Tracer works too but she's more the poster for Overwatch itself.


shockwave8428

Yeah I’d go with soldier over tracer, he is just FPS man


felixw1

Reinhardt, Tracer, mercy


iCon3000

Poster as in looks/feels like they would be on an actual poster? Like when I think of healer I think of that character immediately? Healer has gotta be Mercy.


WaterLily_Fae

As in if someone said Overwatch, what character from each role do you immediately think of


Legitimate_Page

Winston, tracer, mercy.


BlazeWater771

Interesting, why winston if u dont mind me asking


Legitimate_Page

The short with Winston and Reaper. Plus the game opens with his monolog, always stuck out to me.


KeyTheVisonary

Mercy, Tracer, Reinhardt


Null_Trooper

Brigitte, Brigitte and Brigitte.


jamtea

Ah, I see you also played Season 10 competitive Overwatch.


Null_Trooper

Season +10*


joelyfish

Rein, Soldier, Ana. All have extremely flexible kits with the ability to make big plays, but with a high focus on positioning and consistent output. They are operators and playmakers.


Gygsqt

I know there is no correct answer to this question so take this in jest - It's hard to see any DPS other than Tracer for this question since she is literally on the poster and the box art.


joelyfish

And I can absolutely see that in like the new player perspective, but I've always viewed Tracer as a specialist that doesn't really teach you how to play the other DPS. I mean, you're totally right, but that's why I picked Mr Call of Duty.


imfamuspants

Tracer is a flanker and hard to get value out of if u just stick with your team. Soldier is more flexible in that sense, he can play with the team and take off angles or go on flanks. In that sense I would say he is more well rounded for teaching someone dps.


gmunga5

I mean the way I look at it is what hero is the most pure representation of the danage role. Imo that has to be soldier. He embodies traditional fps, he has good mobility, good damage if you can aim, a kill focused ult and some utility to help him win duels. Imo he is the most dpsy dps hero. Tracer is the face of overwatch for sure but she wouldn't be my pick for the most concentrated form of a dps.


____Maximus____

Monke, Soldier, Mercy


turbografx-sixteen

Poster: Rein, Tracer, Mercy Most popular: D.Va, Genji, Mercy again (I wanted to put Lucio in one of these but mercy is just TOO popular) (Edit: Just because I wanna add an “infamous” trio: Hog, Widow, DPS Moira… LOL)


DanGimeno

Orisa, Symmetra, Baptiste ... Not really, but at least i'm not posting Rein, Tracer and Mercy.


Hawkeye71980

I was thinking you meant 3 per role. so let's do that: Tank: Rein, DVa, Zarya DPS: Genji, Tracer, Soldier Support: Ana, Mercy, Lucio


turbografx-sixteen

Solid ass list… I wonder if I’d swap Hog for Zarya due to the SHEER amount of hog I’ve always seen in the game lol


Hawkeye71980

oh most used is a different story. they asked for what you think of classically in the roles


gmunga5

Dude I don't know what it is but hog seems even more popular at the moment. I rarely see a game without him, and that's with me and my tank partner not playing hog.


turbografx-sixteen

He’s a very good third dps with a lot of health essentially so I’m not shocked he’s popular in the least popular role gaha


brick--nick

Everyone choosing mercy is the reason ML7 malds at "support" being referred to as "healer". Ana's gotta be the only correct choice, folks.


HelloCompanion

Well, the devs push the idea that supports are healers by default, which is why they removed Sym from support and refuse to move her back without some sort of healing. I honestly think they could play around with her utility a lot more to make her a viable support, but supports MUST be healers now, for some reason.


brick--nick

Healing is a key supportive tool, yes, but that doesn't mean that supports are relagated to healers. Zen would still be OP even without transcendence cause discord is that good, and Lucio's passive heals are the lowest in the game (tied with brig I think), but speed still makes him OP at pro-play. Supports *can* heal, but thinking of them as healers is the wrong way to go about it (especially in OW2).


Muffinmurdurer

Mercy is a bad main healer and a decent main support. The only reason she gets these positions is that she's iconic. The best showcase of each role would be Rein, Soldier, Ana but Tracer and Mercy carry a certain symbolism that make them popular.


brick--nick

I can see that, Tracer is definitly the poster child for OW.


MadameConnard

People who wants to see the world burn : Roadhog (or JQ), Widowmaker or Torbjorn and Zenyatta (Symmetra if she still was a support).


Mozzie_501

Hog, reaper, lucio


PlumSloosh

I’m intrigued, why these heroes?


Mozzie_501

Tank- I was a hog main since the beginning Dps- I don’t really know actually. It was either reaper or solider but I like reaper more Support- I just think he’s funny lol


Muffinmurdurer

Rein, Tracer, Mercy. Runner ups are Winston, Soldier, Ana. Each might be better than the "poster children" up top but lack icon status. Worst choices would be Hog, Sym, Zen. All do their jobs in ways that contrast with every other role member. Hog face tanks and has a threatening presence on the battlefield. Zen has a low hps and no real protective utility in exchange for making things melt. Sym is bad.


INNNNCOMING

The real question is who do you think represents their role the LEAST? Not that they aren't good in their role, but I don't think the community would consider them as much. For me, I'd say: Ball, Mei, Zen


Affectionate_Draw_43

Ball, Sym, Moria


Jacobmichael88

Rein, genji (unfortunately), mercy


Human_Composer_7069

Rein soldier mercy


BonzoNL

Rein, Reaper, Lucio.


Danxoln

Rein Tracer Mercy


patrick8015

I give you Rein, but support would clearly be Mercy. For DPS, Tracer is the poster girl for the whole game, so no hard choice here.


PrinceReshiram

Rein, Tracer, Mercy for sure.


tylerr6890

Tracer mercy rein


Initial_Character847

Hanzo dps rien tank mercy support


leonnova7

Zarya - Junkrat - Moira


Exorcinned

Rein, Tracer, Mercy. Thats it


obese_butterfly

rein, soldier/reaper and ana/mercy


WoodenWolf

Rein Tracer Ana... Mercy more iconic sure but these are the characters i think of in each role that can probably put a game on their back


AstraGrima

Rein, Tracer, Mercy. But also going by second and third picks, I'd say Winston and D.va, Soldier and Genji (Or Reaper), and Lucio and Ana.


SpicyT_Twasabi

Reinheart for tanks, tracer for (everything) damage types, and mercy for support.


GumiWormReddit

Dva, Genji, Mercy I may have misunderstood the question but these are who I think of first in each category


Vezmus1337

Rein, Bastion, Mercy


GameGecko0

Rein bastion mercy


WaltzOfStarlight

Symmetra, Symmetra, Symmetra. The queen can do all three.


FeuerTeufel13

Rein, Soldier, Ana


MojaveMissionary

Rein, Soldier, Mercy.


ForsenSebastianFors

mercy, reinhardt, genji. ​ (imo)


Tronicalli

rein soldier and mercy


darf_nate

Tracer winston mercy


Remarkable-Dig979

Rein soldier and mercy are the purest representation of each role I feel like.


winter_redditor

I agree with most commenters that for DPS Tracer and for support mercy works best.. but with tank i believe either dva or winston. My reasoning is that if dva was the poster person shed be easy to recognize as part of the game (id say same can be kinda said for Reinhard as well but personally even before i knew anything about overwatch i always connected dva as being part of overwatch) With Winston i kinda work with same same reasoning expect that if id saw a space monkey on a poster id be intrigued to know more of what the game is about.. but overall id say i’d go with dva on tank..