Overwatch 2 Doomfist: Playstyle, Abilities, & Tips

In our guide we will have a detailed look at the Overwatch 2 Doomfist playstyle, abilities as well as tips and tricks.

The new Overwatch 2 Doomfist has been making quite a spectacle among fans but is it all that it is made up to be? Let’s find out! In this guide, we’ll cover the best playstyle, along with Doomfist’s Abilities in Overwatch 2.

Key Takeaways
  • Doomfist was originally a damaged hero but has been changed to a Tank hero in the latest update of the game.
  • Doomfist is a skilled combatant and leader who believes in causing chaos to strengthen humanity.
  • He is a cyborg with enhanced abilities due to his prosthetics and is skilled in various forms of martial arts.
  • In the new update, Doomfist’s playstyle has been altered to better suit his role as a Tank hero, with a focus on his melee attacks and ability to absorb damage.
  • Doomfist has a number of special abilities, including a punch that can knock enemies back, a shield that can protect him and his allies, and the ability to launch himself into the air to attack enemies from above.
  • Overall, Doomfist is a powerful and versatile character in Overwatch 2, with a unique playstyle that makes him stand out from other heroes in the game.

Who Is Doomfist In Overwatch 2?

Doomfist [image captured by eXputer]
Tank300 (Open queue)
450 (Role queue)
The Best Defense
Hand Cannon
Seismic Slam
Power Block
Rocket Punch
Meteor Strike

Of course, before I look at Doomfist’s playstyle or his abilities, I must talk about what the character is even like. You might already know the following, but he was a damage hero. However, that has changed. He is now a Tank hero. If you want to know more about the starting characters in the game, we have a guide that you will find interesting.

Doomfist is a skilled combatant turned natural leader. Who is trying to incite a major catastrophe that he thinks may strengthen mankind. The world order was established “to shelter criminals from the division they generate,” in Doomfist’s opinion, and is therefore unjustified. He believes destroying it is the best course of action.

If he is not able to use his infamous gauntlet, he is not as strong. However, Doomfist is still a force to be reckoned with. He is extremely powerful as well as quick, primarily due to his cyborg prosthetics. He has extraordinary degrees of focus and makes an outstanding karate expert. Doomfist speaks English as well as Yoruba with ease.


Akande Ogundimu grew up in a prominent Nigerian household and is the heir to their prosthetics innovation business. Ogundimu was a very brilliant and personable individual who contributed to the growth and long-term planning of his family’s company, all whilst devoting his leisure hours to his primary passion: professional martial arts.

Akande learned judo, alongside various fighting methods, But of course, that was not good enough. He also knows traditional African combative arts like Dambe and Gidigbo, making sure that he incorporates the best and most potent moves into his arsenal. The Doomfist’s playstyle is unlike anything I have ever seen!

Just following Omnic Conflict, Ogundimu subsequently severed his right arm. This inevitably terminated his martial arts profession. It was a truly devastating blow for him because he had yet to reach his peak.

But all was not lost! He was able to recuperate from his wounds and grow tougher thanks to his company’s cybernetic prostheses. However, these improvements disqualified him from participation. It did have one major advantage, which is that Doomfist abilities were greatly enhanced. 

A New And Improved Hero

As I mentioned before, the new installment brought better and much more improved tool kits in the game. The new tools helped ensure Doomfist’s playstyle had somewhat altered. Some fans were quick to point out that it also enhanced Doomfist’s abilities too.

Much like Orissa, the update has marked the beginning of a new era for him. You might be curious to know what these changes are. Well, first and foremost, he was added to a new category. It came as a shock to some fans who were not expecting such a bold move from Blizzard. Well, to be honest, it is a much-welcomed shock!

Think about it, his offense-based attacks made him far more compatible as a Tank than a damage-based hero. The melee attacks make far more sense as a tank.

Okay, so I want you to think about one of the main tasks that a tank will have to do. Probably, one of the first things that might come to your mind is that they are very apt at making space for their squads.

Another important point that I would like to inform you about is that Doomfist’s skills would be compatible with damage heroes like Reaper, Soldier 76, Pharah, Torbjorn, Tracer, and Widowmaker. He can really slow down the foes to ensure that the damaged heroes can take their shots. It is synergy, unlike anything I have ever seen!

Doomfist Abilities

Doomfist Abilities [image captured by eXputer]
As a close-quarters combatant, Doomfist specializes in eliminating adversaries with his combinations. He can immediately eliminate non-tank heroes by pushing opponents into corners with his special move. The special move is called Rocket Punch.

In addition to doing injury, Rising Uppercut likewise permits Doomfist to occupy a more prominent position. Yet another two-in-one move that boosts maneuverability as well as inflicts damage airborne is seismic slam. Doomfist gains invulnerability when deciding where to strike upon performing Meteor Strike.

As you might imagine being shifted to a new class will mean that he will be able to have better abilities usage, which will be far more suitable for his character. The new installment has really given tons of exciting abilities to use; let’s look into all of Overwatch 2 abilities!

The Best Defense 

TypePassive Abilities
  • Normal Abilities: +35 Overhealth/Enemy
  • Meteor Strike: +75 Overhealth/Enemy

The Best Defense is the name of the Doomfist passive skill. Its title is fitting because using the skills to deliver injury temporarily restores vitality. He automatically receives 30 additional hp after executing a skill for every hero, regardless of the amount of destruction his skills cause. 

Doomfist can target numerous opponent characters to gain additional bonus hp thanks to his radius of impact skills. Its maximum bonus strength is 150, but then following around 2 seconds, additional vitality begins to deplete gradually.

Hand Cannon

Effect TypeShotgun Projectile
  • Per Pellet: 1.8 – 5 dmg
  • Per Shot: 19.8 – 55 dmg
Falloff Range15 – 30 meters
Spread Angle2.5 Degrees Constant Angle
Projectile Speed80 m/s
No. Of Pellets11/shot
Rate Of Fire (ROF)3 shots/sec
Reload Time0.4 secs/shot

Doomfist’s main attack originates through its left hand and spreads out like a cannon. When every bullet hits your adversary, it delivers 66 injuries. Since players are limited to only four rounds, scoring every round is crucial for getting rid of your enemy. 

Rocket Punch

Effect Type
  • Melee
  • Movement
  • Impact Dmg: 25 – 50 dmg
  • Wall Slam: 10 – 30 dmg
Move Speed
  • Self: 44 m/s
  • Self Empowered: 66 m/s
  • Knockback: 15 – 35 m/s
Max Range
  • Self: 6.3 – 19.7 meters
  • Self-Empowered: 9.3 – 29.4 meters
  • Knockback: 5.5 – 13.2 meters
Casting Time
  • Minimum: 0.2 secs
  • Full Charge: 1 secs
  • Max: 1.6 secs
  • Recovery: 0.4 secs
  • Max Travel Time: 0.5 secs
  • Punch Impact Stun: 0.4 secs
  • Wall Slam Stun: 0.25 secs
Cooldown4 secs

The iconic technique, called Rocket Punch, is one of the most important moves that you will encounter in the game. So what does the move do? Well, utilizing it, he prepares the monstrous gauntlet, propelling himself ahead and stunning the victims when he is able to catch them.

Rocket Punch will inflict additional damage if it is, in fact, fully charged. What ends up happening is that it will further push the adversary backward. When uncharged, the immediate effect causes 25 injuries. If it is fully charged, it causes 30 damage.

Perhaps one of the strongest mobility techniques, the Rocket Punch does a lot further than just damage. The skill does have a quick cooldown which is pivotal when you are on the battlefield. But it is not all fun and games, and there are some issues that you should be aware of.

The thing is that using the move will slow your mobility. But that does not mean you should avoid it. In fact, players who have become proficient with the character can not seem to play without him. 

Seismic Slam

Effect Type
  • Area Of Effect
  • Movement
Damage50 dmg/target
Move Speed30 m/s
Area Of Effect
  • 18-meter 90-degree angle cone
  • 1.45 meters vertical range
Cooldown6 secs

Doomfist is launched in an action sequence by Seismic Slam until he slams his gauntlet towards the dirt. It causes a large blast pulse to be released, dealing 50 hp damage to any opponents who are in the radius of the attack.

The skill is a versatile weapon that can be applied during any type of combat situation. One key thing I want you to know about is the additional bonus health. For that, players must try to capture multiple opponents as they can. 

Power Block

Damage Reduction80% dmg reduction
Move Speed-35%
  • Minimum: 0.34 secs
  • Maximum: 2.5 secs
Cooldown7 secs

Okay, so this particular move is one of the new Overwatch 2 Doomfist abilities. It was actually made to replace the previous Rising Uppercut.

If used, it prevents Doomfist’s frontal impact from being dealt with. Power Block lowers any receiving damage to 80% instead of totally negating it. Now it may sound too good to be true, right? Well, that is somewhat true. The attack only works in the front. That means that you will still be vulnerable from the sides.

Meteor Strike

TypeUltimate Ability
  • Inner Sphere: 300 dmg
  • Outer Sphere: 100 – 15 dmg
Falloff Range2 – 8 meters
Move Speed
  • Targeting Self: 16.5 m/s
  • Enemies: 50% Slower
Area Of Effect
  • Inner Sphere: 2-meter radius
  • Outer Sphere: 8-meter radius
Casting Time
  • Initial Activation: 0.5 secs
  • Landing: 1 + 0.8 secs
Duration4 secs
Ultimate Cost1,680 points

Doomfist’s signature move, the Meteor Strike, involves a fast jump followed by a broad descent. The farther away its victim is, the lesser harm it deals.

The optimal usage of Meteor Strike will be if you are trying to get away from a conflict rather than initiate one. So if you ever feel like you need a good getaway, you know which move to use!

Getting To Know Doomfist Playstyle

Playstyle  for doomfist
Doomfist’s Playstyle

To be able to understand and use the character to his maximum capacity fully, you will have to know more about how he operates. If you do not know much about that, do not fret; I will go into it in much detail! I will also give you some Doomfist playstyle tips and tricks too!

Ideal Heroes To Play With

Of course, not every hero can mesh well with each other, so knowing which character complements one another is very important. It will help ensure an effortless win!

Okay, so the thing is that if you want to go for a Dive comp, it is very important you pick the guy in your team; he is made for it. This is mainly due to the fact that being a Tank, he can now lead the battle. Similar to other tanks like Winston or Orisa, you should now let Doomfist lead you to battle.

The thing is that while he is surely not as strong and deadly as he was once known for. He can be very helpful in exhausting the enemies out, making it easier for your squad to take care of the foes. He works effectively alongside an active team. 

Here is a list of all the heroes that will have great synergy with him:

Ideal Support Heroes 

With his new alteration, most players want Doomfist support when trying to eliminate the enemy’s healers. As you already know, healers can truly be the bane of my existence. You think that you have the foe within your grasp, and that is when the healer pops in. Well, that is a worry of the past. Thanks to Doomsfist’s Hand Cannon and Rocket Punch.


Since Doomfist’s maneuverability is out of the world, he will be a real challenge for any hero that is slow. He will be able to use his move like Rocket Punch against them easily, and they will be none wiser.

Long Range Characters 

As you might have already noticed, most of Doomfist’s attacks are very dependent on how close he is to the hero. Now this means that the further you can stay away from him, the better your chances at survival. Long-range characters while using Doomfist will be a huge issue for you.

However, that does not render him completely useless. In my opinion, his pros far outweigh his cons. I think most fans would agree with me too.

Tips And Tricks 

Lastly, let’s briefly look into Doomfist’s tips and tricks. These tips will be very helpful when you first start playing the game.

Do Not Rush Into Battle

It is human nature, and you want to jump into battle as soon as it starts. Well, that is not the right approach; you should always wait and analyze the situation. With an amazing character like Doomfist, you would not want to be out in the first five seconds, no?

Have A Trial Run

Okay, so the next Doomfist’s tips and tricks I want you to do is to try the character out before taking him to battle. It is important that you know his mechanics beforehand, so you are not fumbling on the battlefield.

Do Not Put All Your Cards On The Table

Most players tend to have the tendency to attack without properly strategizing, which means that they are vulnerable to attacks. In my opinion, the best way to attack a foe is to use the 2:1 ratio. Use two abilities to attack while saving one in case you need to defend yourself. 

My Opinion And Experience With Doomfist

My experience with Doomfist in OW2 has been positive. I really enjoy his new playstyle as a tank. He’s a lot more mobile and aggressive than he was in OW1, and he can deal a lot of damage to the enemy team. He is a fun and powerful tank hero in OW2. However, he’s also a bit of a high-risk, high-reward hero. He’s not a good choice for beginners, but he can be very effective in the right hands.

Overwatch 2
My Overwatch 2 hours (Steam ID: ;-;)

Playing as Doomfist, I used Rocket Punch to knock back Reinhardt and Seismic Slam to create space for my team to capture the first checkpoint in Eichenwalde. Conversely, On Lijiang Tower’s defense, a nimble Pharah repeatedly picked off my teammates, and my Doomfist’s Rocket Punch couldn’t catch her. Unfortunately, my team lost the match due to her aerial dominance.

So, to sum up, Doomfist’s abilities now make more sense. In my opinion, he should have been a Tank from the get-go. While the new Doomfist’s playstyle has not changed a lot, it has, however, been improved upon. I hope my guide was helpful in giving you detail about Overwatch 2 Doomfist.

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