Widowmaker Counters


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Widowmaker has a huge skill cap, meaning the better you are with her the stronger she is as a hero pick. Widowmaker general strategy is finding a high location to snipe the enemy from. For this same reason thier are a couple of characters in particular that are effective Widowmaker counters. Heroes of gap close and high mobility tend to be really strong widowmaker counters, such as Winston and Genji.

Widowmaker Hero Counters

In the hands of the good widowmaker players she can be an absolute monster for the enemy team. Landing shot means your team will have vision, having vision will allow you to land more shot. You see where I’m going with this.

Using your venom mine can help you win fight close up versus heroes like genji and even tracer. The damage from this mine may be over time but can mean the difference between dying and surviving.

Widowmaker Counters

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Widowmaker Counters
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Widowmaker Hero Counters

Widowmaker Counters
Heroes Widowmaker Is Strong Against

Strong Match-Ups

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Widowmaker Counters
Heroes Widowmaker Is Weak Against
Weak Match-Ups

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Widowmaker Hero Counter Notes:

  • Genji: Hands down one of the best widowmaker counters. trying to snipe a genji is gamble hoping he doesn’t deflect your shot, in turn killing yourself. A Genji up close is also trouble leaving you with very little option for dealing with him.


  • D.Va: Has no trouble reaching widowmakers as well as stopping their sniper shots. Being a tank makes matters even worse for widowmaker since she doesn’t do the best against tank heroes. Another great widowmaker counter.


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