Overwatch 2 Support Tier List for Season 9

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Overwatch 2 Support Tier List for Season 9

A complete Overwatch 2 support tier list featuring the best heroes to choose (and avoid) after the Competitive mode rework


The release of Overwatch 2 Season 9 brought various changes to support heroes, shifting the entire meta of the game by introducing global HP boosts and increased bullet sizes. Another hero rework was also dropped for Pharah that made her more agile during high-intensity dogfights.

The last patch was the biggest game update Overwatch 2 has had this year. So to help you decide which characters to pick to climb up the ranks, here's our complete Overwatch 2 support tier list that ranks the Overwatch 2 supports from best to worst.

Overwatch 2 Support Tier List S-Tier Heroes

The S-tier heroes from this Overwatch 2 support tier list are the best ones to play if you want to increase your odds of winning.

Ana

Ana gets bumped up to S tier this season due to her reliable kit and her trusty Biotic Grenade, which just got a whole lot more important after the global HP buffs. She's always been a very strong A-tier Overwatch 2 hero due to her versatility and burst healing, but denying heals in a meta where everyone's harder to kill makes her an obvious choice in any situation.

The last time we saw Ana, she received a slight effect duration nerf on her Biotic Grenade, setting it back 0.5 seconds. Be that as it may, no heals for 3 seconds can still feel like an eternity for the enemy team.

Peeling, or keeping enemy dive heroes away from immobile healers will always earn you their support. Remember: a healthy Ana is a happy Ana.

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Mercy

While Season 8 unclipped the good doctor's wings a tiny bit, Season 9 is letting Mercy soar with improved movement mechanics and faster healing.

Mercy returns to the S tier in Overwatch 2 Season 9 for a variety of reasons. Her new health buff gives her some much-needed survivability, and Sympathetic Recovery now heals her for 40% of all healing done instead of just 25%.

Mercy's latest buffs shaved off 0.5 from her Guardian Angel, giving her more maneuverability in sticky situations. And being able to bring an ally back to life this meta (especially a tank) remains unmatched.

Overwatch 2 Support Tier List A-Tier Heroes

Heroes from this part of our Overwatch 2 Season 9 support tier list are good in most situations, although not as overpowered as those from the S-tier.

Moira

Moira's easy-to-learn kit and surprising lethality lets players devastate enemy backlines while letting her healing orbs do most of the healing. Although we predict that her HP buff will make players drift further away from their healing duties.

As a result, we're dropping the mad doctor down a tier for recent changes that lessened her heal potential. That said, Moira is still a great support pick for lots of situations, especially when your team needs help finishing off low-health enemies.

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Kiriko

The protector of Kanezaka climbs back to A-tier this season due to her escape ability, long-ranged heals and hard cleanse.

Despite her Kunai's projectile size being lowered, Suzu's value outweighs all of her other cons because it counters Ana's anti-heal and Sombra's Hack, arguably two of the most dangerous abilities in Season 9.

Overwatch 2 Support Tier List B-Tier Heroes

These heroes are decent, but may not shine in all team or map compositions. Be careful if you pick them to make sure they work with your current situation.

Lifeweaver

The Biolight inventor lands in B-tier this season due to his uncertain winrate and lessened lethality. Despite having great versatility, Lifeweaver's damage and heals per minute isn't as effective when everyone's harder to kill.

His healing hasn't gotten the touch-up it deserves in such a competitive meta, making Lifeweaver mains hard to find. That said, high-skill players can still make do with this support hero due to Tree of Life hard-countering Pharah.

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Lucio

Lucio's Crossfade gives his team enough speed and sustain to break out of bad spots. But on the other hand, his skillset required huge amounts of practice in any rank before you can call a Lucio player good. That's why Rio's favorite son is staying on our Season 9 B-tier.

Baptiste

This ex-Talon operative is leaping up a tier this season thanks to his Amplification Matrix. Opponents are harder to take down this season because of the global HP increase. And despite Baptiste's high cooldowns and lower heals per minute, his attack damage buff makes him slightly more viable in the Season 9 meta.

Overwatch 2 Support Tier List C-Tier Heroes

C-tier supports tend to rely heavily on team synergy, or are assigned a very specific role in every competitive update.

Zenyatta

Zenyatta is a hero who can shine when played properly or feed terribly if he is in the wrong hands. His Orb of Discord can help kill an enemy faster, his Orb of Harmony grants health back to his teammates, and he can easily finish off targets with his Orb of Destruction. However, playing Zenyatta requires more aim than other heroes from this Overwatch 2 support tier list. Since hitscan heroes are among the best DPS in Overwatch 2, Zenyatta is a good pick to deal damage and heal allies from afar while staying safe away from close range.

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Illari

Illari's kit doesn't pose too much of a threat in the current meta due to her slow, single-target healing and skill-reliant charge shots. Maximizing her Q also requires a lot of team coordination, which is rare in some lobbies.

Overwatch 2 Support Tier List F-Tier Heroes

Overwatch 2 heroes you should avoid until they get a substantial buff.

Brigitte

Brigitte's 15 HP/second passive and limited Armor Packs unfortunately don't do much to make her a solid pick in any scenario this season. The squire can still be used in certain situations, but they feel extremely limited and you would have much better chances with other Supports.


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Overwatch 2 Support Tier List for Season 9
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.