[HEAVY W.I.P]*The Russian Bomber* An In-Depth Guide to Zarya! by EggInABasket

[HEAVY W.I.P]*The Russian Bomber* An In-Depth Guide to Zarya!

By: EggInABasket
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2016
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Ana Ana isn't a terrible matchup for Zarya. Sleep dart can knock you out and grenade can prevent you from healing, but bubble will prevent both effects. She also does bad damage vs tanks so she is fairly easy.
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D.Va **WARNING: SHE CAN DEFENSE MATRIX YOUR ULT YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED** D.VA poses nearly no threat to Zarya. Your shield will block her damage, you can use your lmb to shoot through her defense matrix and you can bubble her ult. Fairly simple matchup, just don't let her get in super close unless you have the charge to kill her mech.
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Junkrat Junkrat is a simple matchup. His bombs charge your shield extremely fast and don't eat away at it immediately. Just two or three of his lmb and you will be at 100% energy. You can shield every one of his abilities to negate them including his ultimate. A very favorable matchup for Zarya.
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Torbjörn Torbjorn is fairly easy. You can snipe his turret from Africa and you can get a decent charge if you decide to get up close. The only thing i'd watch out for is molten core because you don't have enough DPS early to kill a full health torb turret before you die. Only approach molten core turret with full charge.
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Lúcio Lucio isn't incredibly hard to fight. He is very slippery much like Genjo but doesn't deal any damage, making him a pest at best.
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McCree McCree is a matchup that requires patience from Zarya. If played correctly you can negate everything McCree does. You can bubble someone from his ult, you can bubble someone from his snare and you can kill him fairly easily.
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Mercy Mercy matchup is about the same as lucio. She is very slippery and you need to deal with her on a case by case basis. (example: Mercy has ult and you have to kill her to prevent a 5man res)
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Winston Winston isn't too terrible for Zarya to deal with. His lmb does really low damage and your bubble will charge up at a pretty decent speed. His ult can displace you from your team so watchout when he has it. Overall not terrible vs zarya.
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Bastion Bastion is a challenge for Zarya. Getting close is hard, but you can snipe him with your right click from afar. His chain gun charges your shield really fast, but also depletes it fast so he can melt you fairly easily.
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Soldier: 76 Soldier is about like bastion. He can eat your shield with his abilities but at a decent charge you can melt him before he can act. Balanced for Zarya.
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Zarya Zarya vs Zarya is less of a skill matchup and more of a matchup based on team composition. If your team has a junkrat loading zarya to full charge all game you'll almost never beat her, and vice versa. Have fun!
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Reinhardt Not the end of the world, but Reinhardt can really mess with a zaryas day. You CAN bubble his ult and walk away unharmed, but you can NOT bubble his charge. If you bubble before the charge your bubble will expire before you're pinned. It's best to save your bubble after he pins you to block the first hit for the most effective boost.
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Zenyatta Discord orb sucks. That is all.
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Genji A good genji can be devestating to a Zarya. Genji can deflect your rmb and ult. Playing cat and mouse with his is hard and requires patience and proper mechanics to be able to keep a skilled genji off of you. Not the worst matchup but definitely a difficult one.
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Hanzo One of the biggest issues with the Hanzo matchup is the size of Zaryas model. She has such a hulking model and it's easy for Hanzo to hit her from far, a few well placed headshots can leave you dead before your shield, and his ult eats your shield away fairly fast.
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Roadhog Due to Zarya gaining additional crit points on her body when she goes fully charged, she is a roadhogs nightmare. You can eat his ult with your shields for a full charge, but even at 100% charge it's hard to kill a roadhog who is healing, and getting hooked from Africa and shot in the upper chest with a tight high damage spread sucks so bad. Bad matchup for Zarya.
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Tracer Tracer's tight spread and stupid mobility makes it quite difficult for you to deal with her. She can run circles around you and dodge everything you throw out and even recall out of your ult. Her stickybomb sucks but you can bubble it and your ally next to you to save you from it. Proceed with caution.
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Widowmaker Widowmaker is a rank down from Hanzo because her damage just isn't as good with recent nerfs. You can snipe her with rmb and once her grapple hook is on cooldown it's easy pickings. Not as mobile as Hanzo but can still tear you up if you're not careful.
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Pharah Pharah is a little harder of a matchup then Hanzo and Genji for Zarya. She can fly out of your lmb range and can poke you from far. Her ult eats through your shield and is difficult to deal with. Proceed with caution.
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Symmetra Probably the hardest support to deal with. If she latches onto you when your bubble is off cooldown it's donezo for you. Her lmb damage ramp is insane and her turrets are annoying. You have the advantage when you can shoot her turrets down and you have bubble, but immediately lose that if you dont kill her in the first few moments of the engagement. Difficult for Zarya.
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Mei Probably one of the hardest Zarya matchups. Mei's lmb gives Zarya almost no charge, and freezes her upon taking the minimum amount of damage. Really the only thing Zarya has going for her in this matchup is bubbling herself and an ally during Mei ult. Other then that, a very hard matchup for Zarya.
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Reaper Reaper has all the tools to deal with tanks in the game. He has mobility, high damage spread and an insane ult. If you're going to deal with reaper it requires proper bubble timing and fighting him when his escapes are down. Very hard matchup for zarya.
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  No Threat

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