Overwatch 2 has many awesome characters that are all fun to play. Fan favorites like Cassidy, Widowmaker, Tracer, Winston, Genji, Lucio, Reinhardt, and Doomfist return. Today, I will be focusing on Overwatch 2 Ashe, who is another fan favorite.
- Author’s Note: I’ve played Overwatch 2 for well over 800 hours; therefore, you can rely on my competence and trustworthiness.
Ashe’s Role In Overwatch 2
|Damage/DPS||200.0||-||The Viper (Weapon)|
Dynamite, Coach Gun
As briefly mentioned earlier, Ashe is a damage dealer. The game has three classes, and the other two are called support and tank. Ashe is one of the coolest damage dealers in the game.
Just like every other hero, Ashe has three abilities. All of these are designed masterfully to complement her design and backstory. Her abilities are where she becomes a bit tricky. You will need to play a lot to learn how to use them effectively on your own, but that is where my guide comes in.
In my opinion, The Viper is a beautiful cowboy repeater, one of the best in gaming. Blizzard really outdid themselves with this one. The animations are all stellar, and the gun feels very satisfying to shoot. Even the reload animation is badass and smooth.
Moreover, the gun has two fire modes. One is the regular hip-fire one, which you will be using when at close or moderate range. The other is aim-down sights, and in Overwatch 2, it literally changes almost all the stats for the gun. With ADS, The Viper deals extra damage. Below are the stats for both of the fire modes.
|Damage||Fire Rate||Range||Reload Time|
|12 to 40||4 shots per sec||20 to 40 meters||3.5 seconds|
When you simply make use of the left mouse button by tapping it repeatedly, the gun will have the following stats. It is an effective beast of a damage dealer, no matter how you use it.
- The damage ranges from 12 to 40.
- The rate of fire is very fast.
- You can fire 4 shots in a single second.
- Range of 20 to 40 meters.
- To reload the entire magazine, you will only need 3.5 seconds.
- Gun is semi-automatic, and its speed depends on how fast you can press the left mouse button.
Aim Down Sights Shooting Stats
|Damage||Fire Rate||Range||Damage while moving|
|22 to 75||Slower||30 to 40 meters||-25 percent|
The gun significantly increases in damage when you use the right mouse button to aim down the sights. It does give it some disadvantages. All of the pros and cons of Viper’s ADS are listed below.
- Damage ranges from 22 to 75, depending on where your shot lands.
- Range is now 30 to 40 meters.
- You will receive a -25 percent damage penalty if you move while shooting.
- Rate of fire is now far slower, and the recoil also increases by a bit.
And that covers everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 Ashe’s The Viper. Next, let’s take a look at each of her abilities. I will provide you with tips and tricks on properly utilizing them.
Every hero in Overwatch has 3 abilities. Two of these abilities are regular, and the last one is the ultimate one. The ultimate ability is the best that a character has to offer. It takes a long time to recharge, but once it is available, you can cause the opposition some severe damage.
Furthermore, Most of the heroes have extraordinary abilities. They are designed to complement the character and their backstory, and I must say that Blizzard has done a phenomenal job in that regard. All of the abilities go perfectly with every character that is present in the game as of now.
|Speed||Area Of Effect||Damage||Burn damage|
|25 meters per second||5 meters||20 to 50||100%|
50% on player
First up, you have dynamite. It is the perfect backup weapon for every cowboy/outlaw. It helps you escape and can even become quite a nuisance for the enemy team. Ashe will see an appropriate line of dialogue whenever she throws one of these.
- The projectile is fast, so be patient and throw it with precision. It goes 25 meters per second.
- The dynamite’s area of effect is 5 meters.
- It deals damage over time with the burn effect, so it can get you a kill even if you are dead.
- The overall explosion damage for it ranges from 20 to 50.
- It has 100 percent burn damage, and 50 percent of that can be inflicted on the player.
|Damage||Number Of Pellets||Cooldown||Activation time|
|6 damage per pellet||15||10 seconds||Instant|
The Coach Gun might seem like a useless ability at first, but it can come clutch a lot. It is one of the hard-to-learn and even harder-to-master abilities. I will tell you everything that you need to know about it and even give you an idea as to where to use the ability.
Furthermore, think of it as your get-out-of-jail-free card. As shown in the image above, it can be used to push other heroes away from you, and it also deals a fair amount of damage depending on how close you are. Below are all the stats and tips for the Coach Gun ability.
- The ability deals 6 damage per pellet.
- Its activation timer is instant.
- The total number of pellets is 15.
- If you mess up while using the ability, be aware that it has a cooldown of 10 seconds.
- When you use the ability, it pushes both you and the enemy, so use it with caution so you don’t end up falling out of the level.
|Damage||Overall HP||Movement Speed||Fire Rate||Cost|
|100 charge damage||1000||15 meters per second||8 bullets per second||2240 points|
B.O.B., seen beside Ashe, acts as a mini-tank when her ultimate is activated. His summon animation is impactful; upon pressing Q, he runs to the designated area, knocking back enemies. Precise aiming is crucial to prevent him from falling out of the level and being wasted.
Once B.O.B. halts, he deploys his massive arm cannons to attack hostile targets. He can be healed, buffed, or debuffed, with hacking rendering him idle for 5 seconds. I strongly recommend using B.O.B. strategically as a shield, transforming him into a deadly weapon.
Changes Made To Ashe For Overwatch 2
Ashe has had some minor changes made to her. Literally, just one thing has changed. B.O.B’s health is now 1000 instead of 1200. It is a nerf, but most players saw it coming from a mile away. What are your thoughts on it? Do you think it was unnecessary? Let me know.
Every Overwatch hero got changed. Thankfully, almost all of these changes were warranted, and they made the game more fun. Blizzard didn’t nerf anybody so much that they would become boring, and they haven’t made anyone broken.
Moreover, some heroes have made major changes to every single one of their abilities alongside the playstyle and health. The developers wanted to make sure that they didn’t ship an unbalanced mess of a game.
My Personal Experience With Ashe
I would consider Ashe to be a good B-tier DPS hero. Her kit is well-designed and balanced, with a mix of damage, mobility, and utility. She’s also versatile and can be played in different ways depending on the situation, whether as a backline sniper or aggressive flanker.
In a Circuit Royal match, my team attacked the first point, facing an aggressive Reinhardt. I strategically used Dynamite to control their advance and eliminated their Reinhardt with Viper. This enabled my team to capture the point. On Midtown, while defending the first point, an enemy Sombra repeatedly hacked me, rendering my abilities useless. I couldn’t use Dynamite or Coach Gun and got eliminated, leading to the enemy’s point capture.
And that brings out Ashe’s guide to a conclusion. I hope you had fun reading through the entire thing, since I did a lot of research to give you the definitive guide on Ashe, as she is one of my favorite characters. She was one of the coolest additions to the roster back in the day.
If you’re still having trouble, consider reading our Overwatch 2 Tips & Tricks guide. With crossplay and cross-progression, it is also easier than ever to invite your friends to form an incredible team comprised of the best DPS heroes, the best supports, or the best tanks; the possibilities are in your hand.
Moreover, in my opinion, the new characters aren’t that interesting. They look very generic, and the playstyle is also pretty basic. I still have hope that Blizzard will deliver some iconic characters as the game continues over the years.
What do you think about Overwatch 2? Who do you main? Is it a worthy sequel? Which new character is your favorite? Did you like the battle pass? Let me know all about it in the comments section below.
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