Overwatch has over 30 characters that every play in a different way and equally to at least one one other, this makes strategizing crucial to a match’s success and will make all of the distinction between a blowout or an in depth name time beyond regulation victory.
Tanks have modified from Overwatch 1, from altering the meta from two tanks to only one to main reworks like with Orisa, this places new gamers on a considerably extra even floor with OG Overwatch gamers as they now must relearn a personality.
The most recent tank to enter the fray at launch was Junker Queen, a personality teased years in the past by way of principally title dropping when it got here to the tales of JunkRat and Roadhog, she will be able to change into an actual drawback in the fitting palms and might even setup multi-kills for his or her DPS (Injury Per Second) teammates.
So, lets discuss her royal highness of the apocalypse and how one can deliver the ache!
Making her official debut as a playable character in season 1 of Overwatch 2, Junker Queen has some massive tank boots to fill as extra acquainted tanks, like Doomfist and D.VA, are identified to have the ability to maintain their very own in terms of frontline fight.
Normally tanks do effectively with drawing aggro away from their teammates and taking great amount of injury, some tanks excel at defending whereas different are mainly DPS with a considerable amount of well being, Junker Queen is certainly the latter.
As talked about earlier than, Doomfist and D.Va are nice with charging into battle and inflicting harm, they excel at drawing aggro and distracting enemy gamers. Junker Queen follows that development as she has a number of methods to assault and disrupt opponents.
That is all state of affairs primarily based, in fact, and all of it depends upon the sport mode being performed. Earlier than we get into mode conditions, we’re going to speak about Junker Queen fundamentals.
Junker Queen has a pump motion shotgun that may be shot six occasions earlier than needing to be reloaded, her Scattergun has respectable vary and is brutal up shut, this may also help push opposing gamers again as many will attempt to keep away from an in depth encounter.
The one actual flaw to the Scattergun is the low ammo depend, Junker Queen gamers may be simply caught off guard if they’re being encountered by a DPS character that has excessive mobility.
Subsequent is the Jagged Blade, this knife is Junker Queens finest weapon and can be utilized to nice impacts when you get an actual really feel for the timing. The blade is thrown at opponents and can follow them upon contact and trigger a ‘bleeding’ have an effect on, slowly draining a small quantity of well being. For those who name the blade again, through the use of the identical button to throw it, you’ll pull your opponent in the direction of you and might proceed your assault utilizing the Scattergun.
Even for those who miss your goal initially, the blade will nonetheless trigger bleeding to any enemy gamers that get caught within the blade’s path again to you, this offers Junker Queen gamers a technique to trick enemy gamers into pondering that they could be getting attacked from the rear.
Carnange is a huge ax that Junker Queen carries on her again, when used, the ax will trigger a bleeding have an effect on just like the blade, the largest distinction between the Jagged Blade and Carnage is that the ax can hit a number of opponents directly and might even take out decrease well being characters in a single swing.
The largest flaw with Carnage is the wind-up time, not like the blade, Carnage takes a bit of time to swing, and gamers are locked in till the animation is finished, this leaves Junker Queen uncovered to enemy assaults and may be taken benefit of a number of characters are attacking concurrently.
Commanding Shout is a capability that grants Junker Queen, and any ally with the radius, a short lived well being and motion enhance. This capacity may be very useful to save lots of an ally who’s low on well being whereas ready for healers or a good way to shortly get your crew again on a management level.
This capacity has an extended fifteen second cooldown, gamers will should be very cautious how and once they use this capacity, the timing is vital and may very well be the distinction to Junker Queen holding a degree lengthy sufficient for her crew to respawn or her getting trapped in a nook with no means out.
Lastly, Junker Queen’s final capacity, Rampage.
This capacity pushes Junker Queen ahead and wounds any enemy caught in her path like Carnage and the Jagged Blade, what makes Rampage such a harmful capacity is that it not solely causes bleeding like the 2 aforementioned talents, nevertheless it additionally briefly stops opponents from with the ability to heal or be healed.
Using Junker Queen
Now that now we have a primary outlook of Junker Queen lets check out a number of the finest methods to make use of her talents in numerous modes.
In each escort and hybrid mode Junker Queen is an actual drawback, and that’s as a consequence of characters needing to be on the purpose to be able to transfer/declare it, they’re pressured to be considerably near Junker Queen and her terrifying ax, in these modes gamers are going to wish to play very aggressive and scare enemies away from the target.
Gamers ought to make nice use of Carnage and the Jagged Blade in opposition to tanks, this may assist throw them off as they may need give attention to eliminating the character that may drain their well being, DPS will attempt to keep away from Carnage and healers will run as they don’t wish to meet the tip of the Jagged Blade.
Whereas attacking it’s key to shortly draw aggro and draw tanks away out of your teammates, the primary push can set the whole really feel of the match, if the defenders get a foothold with holding your crew again, chances are high that they may hold the onslaught going.
defending crew may have their healers watch over the tanks, so make use of the Jagged Blade when attainable to do harm to them from a distance whereas nonetheless specializing in drawing consideration to your self, as a consequence of their low well being, healers usually tend to flee and depart their tank weak.
Use Carnage on tanks to make up for the damages you could have missed out on as a consequence of healers’ intervention, tanks usually tend to face off in opposition to Junker Queen to maintain her from selecting off their DPS.
In contrast to different tanks, Junker Queen can actually put the squeeze on the opposing crew and hold them from attending to the target, she will be able to suppress opponents at their spawn level due to her capacity to assault from each shut and lengthy vary. The opposite tanks with this capacity are Orisa, Winston and Wrecking Ball (Relying on the participant expertise, in fact, these characters are simply the simplest to make use of to suppress enemies at their spawn level).
Whereas getting used to taking part in Junker Queen, gamers ought to first see who they’ve for healers on their crew, a harmful pairing for Junker Queen is Zenyatta and Mercy, if in case you have both of those two attempt to experiment with getting near your opponents and utilizing Carnage. Getting your timing proper with the ax may also help tackle a number of enemies throughout these essential last seconds when everyone begins to congregate on the target in a determined try to finish the match.
Getting aggressive will scare your opponents again and may also help your crew make that preliminary push ahead, which is arguably the toughest a part of Push, however what about defending?
The identical technique for attacking truly applies for defending too, bear in mind when it was mentioned that Junker Queen was one the simplest characters to make use of for spawn level suppression? Nicely, that’s going to be your beginning transfer, take the wind away out of your opponents early by chewing away well being with Jagged Blade and punishing tanks with Carnage.
Now that the opposing crew is aware of you’re going to be aggressive, they’re going to attempt to give attention to taking you out as early as attainable, this distraction will give your DPS teammates the optimum probability to essentially hit them and trigger frustration.
In the case of different modes like push and management issues change up a bit of bit, in these modes your opponents can transfer round a bit of extra freely as soon as the purpose has been captured, in these modes it’s very simple on your crew to get separated and depart Junker Queen to fend for herself because the healers have to maneuver round rather more to attempt to shield the DPS.
Healers principally keep within the again in these modes as they now have extra wiggle room to retreat and get backup, so attacking them will take a bit extra effort for Junker Queen gamers, the Jagged Blade is your finest wager in these modes to catch healers and pull them in the direction of you to complete them off.
In contrast to with Hybrid and escort, it is best to work on throwing the Jagged Blade, as talked about earlier than, this may assist quail healers however it is going to additionally punish DPS gamers attacking you from vary and convey them nearer to your taking part in discipline.
Management is the one mode the place you possibly can truly ignore the tank, as an alternative eliminate their helps, DPS and healers will attempt to keep out of your vary whereas their tank offers heavy harm upfront. Junker Queen can disrupt this together with her aggressive talents and trigger them to flee from their tank and giving your crew an opportunity to place the harm on the lone defender.
It’s time to speak about countering the Queen, it’s essential to know what characters can put an early finish to Junker Queen’s reign, with this you possibly can tackle the Queen or keep away from pricey errors.
Mobility characters are a determent to Junker Queen, for those who rush her with a excessive mobility character like Moira, Genji, Lucio or Sojourn, you possibly can trigger her nice complications and distract her from going after you crew and even purchase your tank a while to succeed in you and assist.
Attacking Junker Queen with DPS can work, if in case you have the fitting character, Sojourns capacity to maneuver shortly and ship harm even quicker can pull the eye from Junker Queen gamers. Junkrat’s capacity to lob his grenades at nice distances together with the power to launch himself to security may also hold gamers on edge.
Attempt forcing Junker Queen to make use of her Commanding Shout shortly, this alerts to your crew that she is on her final legs and everyone must push on her now, Pharah works finest due to airborne capacity retaining her out of attain.
Right here’s an inventory of characters to make use of/keep away from in terms of Junker Queen:
- Orisa: She will be able to get simply as aggressive and might even push Junker Queen again, giving her crew some respiration room, Orisa can also be nice at taking harm and drawing aggro.
- Winston: due to his defend, Winston can get fairly near Junker Queen and never fear about any of her assaults, even when she goes into the bubble Winston has already began dealing harm. Winston’s slam is nice at catching Junker Queen off guard and even escaping from her if wanted.
- Zarya: Zarya’s bubble can null the bleeding impacts on her or her teammate(s), and since Junker Queen is an aggressive character, there’s an excellent probability that enemy gamers will ‘feed’ Zarya’s bubble and provide you with extra energy to do harm with.
- Wrecking Ball: This ‘little’ man has essentially the most mobility within the tank class, combine that with a slam capacity not too totally different from Winston and you bought an issue on you hand. He can roll right into a ball and make a fast retreat, and even chase down enemies, and he delivers harm with respectable pace.
- Bastion: Actually this one is a bit iffy, a superb Bastion participant is only a drawback regardless of who you’ve got, however along with his capacity to show right into a cell gatling gun Bastion can eat away at Junker Queen if she’s caught off guard.
- Junkrat: As talked about earlier than, Junkrat is a superb DPS counter due to his talents to deal fixed harm and no actual must intention, his metal lure can also be key to halting an aggressive Junker Queen participant.
- Pharah: Her flight capacity will assist keep away from any of Junker Queens assault and she will be able to disrupt by drawing Junker Queen’s consideration and pushing her away from any teammate in want of help.
- Sojourn: After Pharah, Sojourn could also be one of the best DPS character to tackle Junker Queen, her energy slide can be utilized to create a niche between her and Junker Queen whereas nonetheless attacking. Combine in that the ability slide can flip right into a excessive leap, and you’ve got a personality that may actually run and gun in opposition to the Queen.
Now that you’ve a primary understanding of Junker Queen you possibly can go forth and rule the wasteland, needless to say that is season 1 Junker Queen and the crew at Blizzard are all the time altering heroes and their talents, so all the time hold a watch out for any official bulletins from Blizzard relating to any and all characters.
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