Brigitte is the 27th Hero of Overwatch but the first ‘hybrid’ character. She is also the youngest daughter of Torbjorn Lindholm, engineer and squire to Wilhelm Reinhardt. Despite Torbjorn’s skills in creating weapons, Brigitte preferred armor and defense systems.
Many suspected for Brigitte to continue in her father’s footsteps, however because of her godfather Reinhardt’s tales of his adventures in Overwatch. Despite Overwatch’s fall, Reinhardt refused to go into retirement and continued his quests of justice, Brigitte offered to become his squire. Reinhardt gladly accepted.
During their journeys, Brigitte repaired Reinhardt’s Crusader armor, but soon released that serving as a mechanic was not enough, and so trained to fight and created herself a set of armor. She fought at Reinhardt’s side to protect him, and others.
Brigitte is a Support hero with a 1 star difficulty.
Tip #1 – Not a Rocket Flail
Brigitte’s main weapon is her Rocket Flail – a melee weapon that can deal up to 35 damage at a 6 m range (and has 2 swings per second, meaning she can deal 70 damage per second). With high damage and long range, it is good to attack a clamp of enemies in one fell swoop. With each hit she deals, she also heals up any allies within in a 20 m radius with Inspire.
Equally, Brigitte is good for 1-vs-1 battles should an enemy stray or solo a point. However, she is susceptible to Turrets, Snipers (due to her larger hit-box because of her Support/Tank hybrid status) and Tanks.
Tip #2 – I will be Your Shield
Another one of Brigitte’s abilities is her shield – it is smaller than Reinhardt’s (it only really protects her and has 600 HP, compared to Reinhardt’s 2000 HP Barrier Field) but can still block some Ultimates. She is good at protecting single teammates, especially Mercy when she is Resurrecting a fallen teammate. It saves teammates who have been hooked, flashbanged and/or frozen.
When equipping Barrier Shield, she is also able to use a Shield Bash as a ability. This deals 50 damage and stuns enemies at a 6 m range. It can stun enemies using a Ult and be combined with her Rocket Flail and Whip Shot to deal a large amount of damage (approximately 180 damage if timed right and successful). It can also be used to knock enemies off a point and even off cliffs.
Tip #3 – Whip Shot it
As previously mentioned, another one of her abilities is the Whip Shot – she throws her Rocket Flail a long distance (up to 20 m) and knocks an enemy away from her. Like the Shield Bash, it can knock enemies off points and cliffs. It can also finish off low-health enemies.
However, Whip Shot does take a few seconds to retract after using it, leaving Brigitte vulnerable, especially against Snipers. A combo to use is: Rocket Flail (2 swings) -> Shield Bash -> Rocket Flail (2 swings) -> Whip Shot (this is especially great to eliminate Tracer).
Tip #4 – Hope you Feel Better Soon!
Another one of Brigitte’s abilities (she actually has 6 – the most of any Hero) is her Repair Pack. This is used to heal up a teammate (150 health) at a 30 m range, but also give them armor should the ally’s maximum health is filled back up (up to 75 HP armor). However, it only lasts for 5 seconds unless it is destroyed.
Unlike her fellow Support teammates, Brigitte is not to be paired with other Supports, especially Lucio. She is a great substitute for Zenyatta and good for keeping other Healers alive if they are being flanked.
Tip #5 – Rally to Me!
Brigitte’s Ultimate ability is Rally – it allows her to move faster and provide all teammates within a 8 m radius with armor (up to 150). This, paired with Inspire, creates the ultimate healing/support push a team may need to get to the point or defend it.
During her Ult, she can still use her Repair Pack, which could buff a Tank to push a point or a Defense Hero defending the point. She can use her other abilities too, making her a great way to push on the point or defend it herself.
- You can see Brigitte in Reinhardt’s animated short Honor and Glory here.
- You can watch her Introduction video here.
- You can watch Brigitte’s origin story here.
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