Many things changed in Overwatch once Season 2 arrived. Besides having a new tank and map in the game, some heroes received substantial changes. Here's some Doomfist tips to prepare you for Season 2.
Doomfirst was among them because he was the least popular tank in S1 of Overwatch 2. However, now that he had received tons of buffs, he quickly rose to the top and became the most robust tank in the game.
Despite the fact that Doomfirst’s role was changed from DPS to tank, the hero’s abilities remain largely the same. Of course, he has a new defensive ability but learning how to use it is not as hard as it might seem. Nevertheless, Doomfirst remains one of the most complex heroes in Overwatch 2, especially in Season 2 where everyone expects a lot from you.
Learning how to play with the hero will take some time. However, the tips you’re about to read should speed up this process and allow you to rank much faster. Keep in mind that most low-rated Overwatch 2 players have no idea how to counter him.
Playing against other top-tier tanks
Doomfist might be one of the best Overwatch 2 tanks right now, but this doesn’t mean the hero is invisible. In fact, there are a couple of other options that many players go for because they allow them to do a lot of damage and carry their team.
Starting with Roadhog, this hero continues to be one of the most dominant names in Overwatch 2. He was the go-to option in Season 1, and by the looks of it, the hero will continue to shine in S2.
To be fair, Hog is not an easy tank to deal with as Doomfirst, no matter how good you are. Unsurprisingly, your number 1 priority should be to avoid the Hook combo, which can be devastating even for you. Once you do that, you should be able to survive or even force him to use his defensive CDs. Ideally, you should try to avoid a direct clash against him and try to go for other heroes.
Versus heroes like Orisa, you can’t do much as Doomfirst, even if you want to. So, instead of wasting your time trying to kill the tank (which will never happen), you should focus on the healers/dps near it. The only thing you must keep in mind is that her spear can cancel your block, so wait until she uses it.
In terms of Winston, the third most popular tank in Overwatch 2 Season 2, you can easily keep him away from your High Ground. What’s more, you can use your punch to force him out of his bubble and even kill him when he is out of position. Needless to say, this happens more often than you might think.
Doomfist is one of the best heroes for creating and denying space
Many Overwatch 2 players might not realize it, but Doomfirst is one of the best heroes when it comes down to creating and denying space. The fact that he is among the most mobile tanks in the game allows him to play really aggressively and force the enemy team to attack him. As long as you don’t use all of your abilities to secure a kill, you can always rely on something to get back.
When discussing creating space with Doomfist by being super aggressive, we also have to mention that he can deny space for the enemy team. There are many examples where this could work, such as when you are defending a specific point. If you are in this situation, you have to analyze which heroes can potentially try to capture the point and do everything you can to prevent this from happening. Needless to say, this is usually the other team’s tank.
Of course, there are cases where you will bring more value to your team if you go for kills. The good news is that Doomfirst is one of the best Overwatch 2 tanks for this job because he is mobile and can burst targets.
Besides defending and going for kills, you are also useful when you chase enemies on their high grounds or pressure a given target. Always remember that you are one of the most mobile characters in Overwatch 2, so use it to your advantage.
Always try to use Powerblock to empower your burst ability
Since Blizzard made Doomfirst a tank from a DPS, they’ve decided to add a new ability called Powerblock. When used, the hero can block 80% of the incoming damage, and he needs to block around 90 damage to receive the Empowered Punch buff.
Speaking of blocking damage, the amount you take while using this ability will go towards empowering your punch. This is really important because it is Doomfist’s strongest ability. Besides being able to one-shot squishy targets with your combo, this ability can give create space or deny it, depending on the situation. We’ve already discussed it above.
The important thing we’re trying to say is that you should not use Powerblock as a “last resort” because it is usually not enough to save you. High-rated Doomfirst players get much more value when they use the ability to charge their punch.
Doing damage with your Rocket Punch
People who liked Doomfirst in Overwatch remember that Rocket Punch had only 2 versions. However, the Overwatch 2 changes made the hero a tank, which is why he has a normal Rocket Punch and an empowered one. The latter becomes available once Doomfirst blocks enough damage.
The regular Rocket Punch deals a decent amount of damage, but it is more effective if your targets hit the wall as a result of it. Of course, this will also stun your target for a brief period of time (depending on whether this ability is empowered or not).
It probably goes without saying, but you must learn everything about your Rocket Punch if you decide to play with Doomfirst. This is the hero’s main ability and the thing that makes him really dangerous in many situations.