Master Gunner wrote:
Darkobra wrote:I started playing a Reinhardt. Such a glass cannon once his shield is destroyed. He can kill so fast if you get close enough. But he can die so fast too. What I've been doing is getting as close to people as I can with my shield, letting them come closer and closer and letting them think they can get behind me. Once they're close enough, I shift attack and kill them.
Interestingly he's tied for the second-highest health of the heroes (behind Roadhog at 600) - but having to close to melee does tend to reduce one's survivablity. He's a hero perhaps best played defensively rather than offensively - with well placed strikes to break an opponents charge or counter a tank.
Personally I've found myself liking Mei a lot lately, despite writing her off initially for my playstyle. She does a surprising amount of damage, is an effective counter to several characters, and can operate in a support or defensive role as well as offensively (and blocking people off with the ice wall is just tons of fun).
Mei is also an effective and important counter for Junkrat and a lot of other character's ultimate abilities. His ultimate can cause massive momentum swings but Mei can stop him in his tracks (as can a good Hanzo). Her ultimate is also fantastic for clearing objectives offensively or defensively.
I actually started playing as Junkrat to learn how to work against him when I'm playing other heroes. His normal attack does a ridiculous amount of damage if you can aim it properly.
With this week's brawl being random heroes I've also been learning how to play Zarya, DVa, and Winston . I didn't think I'd like Winston or Zarya but Zarya's shields are really nice and her grenade launcher is incredibly effectively versus squishy offensive heroes. Winston's leap is also surprisingly good for flanking heroes and he pairs really well with Mei to wreak havoc on a group of enemies.
I think the only hero I'm not a fan of is Symmetra because she's really not a healer. She can only shield her allies. Besides that she's kind of a weaker Torbjorn with a useful ultimate.