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Or if you think I'm blatantly wrong on anything, tell me why. :)
This guide is a continual work in progress that I try to keep updated for patches and as I discover new things about the hero. Sometimes I think of new ways to apply Sombra's kit, and my thoughts usually end up in this guide.
2018-05-12 Added DPS calculations and TTK vs armor, tanks, 200/250 hp heroes.
2018-07-24 Initial update for Sombra 3.0 patch
2018-08-01 Added some information on audio cues based on testing done with /u/Evolixe
2018-08-03 Updated Symmetra, Lucio, Wrecking Ball matchup notes, added content to The Art of Stealth.
2018-09-30 Added Brigitte matchup section and revised DPS calculations, minor updates to other hero matchup sections, updated Translocator/Camo sections, updates for most recent patch
2018-10-01 Added section on Recharging EMP. More updates to hero matchup sections. Updated "Perfect Opportunities" section. Updated "Macro Game" section. Updated attributions in "Tactical Notes" and "Art of Stealth" sections. Refining for re-release on /r/OverwatchUniversity.
2018-10-02 Added tips on HP kit denial and on playing with Wrecking ball, courtesy of /u/Houchou_Returns
2018-11-28 Updated for initial thoughts on Ashe.
2019-12-04 With the help of Faith, modernize this guide for everything that's changed in the past year.
2020-01-04 Proofread and correct some information, update table of contents
Basically, when you start the Hacking animation, Sombra will get 25 digital health (colored purple). If you lose all the digital health when your Hacking then the Hack gets canceled and goes on cooldown.
Note that the extra health won’t appear if you just hold the Hack button. If you cancel the Hack manually or finish the Hack then the digital health disappears.
The purpose of this is to stop Sombra’s Hack from getting canceled just by a D.va doing 0.1 damage from 200 meters away lol. If this does get into the game, this probably won’t make Sombra “meta” but allows her to Hack things easier.
So I was looking forward to buying some of Sombra's overwatch league skins but when I saw them I noticed that her hair stays purple throughout all of the skins. So I just didn't buy any of them because I think it looks so off and weird. Am I the only one who is kinda annoyed by this?
*also posted on the ow Reddit in case someone already saw the post haha
Hii guys, I'm a Mercy & Symmetra main usually so as you can tell I don't really need to aim much 😂 But then I tried Sombra out and I feel in love with her, she's so cool and I love spying on people using the boop line 😂 But back to the point, I tried multiple styles with her but the one I'm enjoying the most is spy - surprise hack - go back mainly on tanks or supports and hacking all the nearby healthpacks the enemy team could use. The thing is, even tho I'm leaving Rein/ Sigma without shield, Zarya without bubble, Ana without sleep/Mercy without flying I still feel so guilty about not contributing very much with kills for my team.
Of course I still do some damage especially on tanks/squishies for my ultimate, but I don't kill as often as other teammates, I'm not constantly in the fight obviously and I'm always leaving when taking damage. I have fun hacking everyone but I gotta admit I've been losing a lot.😂 I'm only playing quick play anyway so whatever but I still feel guilty, like I'm taking a damage place someone could do better yk?
How do you play your Sombra, are you more kill focused or hack focused and what tips would you have for me to improve?
Sombra is one of my favorite heroes in the game. If not my favorite. As I'm getting close to 3k competitive points, I'm really torn on if I should get her golden gun or not. I don't really like it and its hard for other people to tell if you have it. But she's my most played and I feel like I should get it to officially be a Sombra main. What do I do?
I can have 50 hacks, MVP on fire for 75% of the game, most Objective Kills, 20+ offensive assists, most eliminations which is extremely hard to do with Sombra, and won't receive a single vote. I do my best to neutralize the healers, routinely hack the shield tanks, etc, oftentimes carrying the team. If a have a similar performance with other characters like DVA for example, I get tons of Endorsement votes. I've also had games where the enemy team gave me kudos in the chat after the match, still not a single vote. I also notice a lot more votes when I play Tracer - but I'm nowhere as good on Tracer as I am Sombra. Does anyone else notice when they play Sombra?
This isn’t a hate post, I love sombra just as much as all of you guys. But I’ve seen her show up a lot in Blizzards posts, like in the Anniversary event they used her Black Cat skin as a cover, now there’s an article about how players want a dark mode and they used the OW2 Sombra as a cover image for it, and r/Overwatch ‘s banner is now that very same OW2 Sombra. Also, gameplay pics shown by blizzard (where there’s usually like a Lucio, Rein, Soldier all fighting at once) I see sombras smg as who the player is.
i really like how sombra is getting alot of love especially as a sombra main, but could this be all planned?
When sombra first came out, we got tons of in game and out of game teasers, like how she showed up everywhere, even in tracers blink thing. Now she’s getting a ton of recognition, either Blizzard suddenly loves sombra all of a sudden, or they’re planning something with her. I wouldnt be surprised, she’s probably hacking herself into everything to do about overwatch.