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[e][h] Zenyatta
"True self is without form."
Hero Information
Real Name:
Tekhartha Zenyatta
Wandering Guru, Adventurer
Base of Operations:
Nepal Shambali Monastery, Nepal (formerly)
The Shambali (formerly)
Release Date:
Base Stats

Tekhartha "Zenyatta" Zenyatta is a Support class hero in Overwatch.


Orb of Destruction
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Zenyatta projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.
Primary Damage:
Secondary Damage:
Secondary Charge Time:
 48 per orb (maximum 5 orbs)
 0.52 seconds per orb
Orb of Harmony
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Allies
Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time. Once target is out of the line of sight of Zenyatta for 3 seconds, the orb is returned.
Heal per Second:
Projectile Speed:
Orb of Discord
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives. Only one opponent can suffer the orb's effects at a time. Once target is out of the line of sight of Zenyatta for 3 seconds, the orb is returned.
Damage Amplification:
Projectile Speed:
 +25% Damage Taken
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Self,Allies
Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot cast abilities or his weapon (existing harmony and discord orbs will stay active as long as the target is in the line of sight of Zenyatta), but is immune to damage, increases his own movement speed, and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies. Zenyatta is still affected by crowd control that affects movement like Roadhog's chain hook or Brigitte's whip shot.
Heal per Second:
 6 Seconds
 10 Meters
 11 Meters per second



  • Both have an Anti-Tank role.
  • Orb of Harmony is a great buff for Reaper to solo.
  • Their Ultimates are very strong together.
  • Tracer can take down big target debuffed with Orb of Discord in one burst.
  • Orb of Harmony is a great buff for Tracer to solo.
  • Widowmaker can take down targets much quicker that are debuffed with Orb of Discord.
  • Due to his high health he can take full benefit of Orb of Harmony and Trascendence's healing powers.
Soldier: 76
  • Healing station and Orb of Harmony makes Soldier: 76 almost immortal.
  • Orb of Discord combined with Soldier: 76's ultimate has huge damage potential.


  • Zenyatta's Ultimate can nullify almost all of the damage from Genji's Ultimate, unless he is being amplified by abilities that are (Nano Boost & Supercharger) or combine to be (Orb of Discord and Caduceus Staff (Damage boost)) greater than or equal to 50% damage amplification with the correct excecution.
  • Zenyatta's Ultimate can nullify much of the damage from Zarya's Ultimate.
  • Orb of Discord is a great anti-tank debuff.
  • Orb of Discord is a great anti-tank debuff.
  • Zenyatta's Ultimate is great at negating Roadhog's damage over time Ultimate.
  • Orb of Discord is a great anti-tank debuff.
  • Orb of Discord is a great anti-tank debuff.
  • Zenyatta's Ultimate is great at negating Pharah's DoT & AoE based Ultimate.

Is Countered By[edit]

  • Zenyatta's low health makes him easy to kill for Widowmaker.
  • Zenyatta's low health makes him easy to kill for McCree.
  • Sombra can easily flank Zenyatta and kill him as he has no mobility or any other defensive ability. Also, EMP removes Zenyatta's shield, leaving him with only 50 hp.
  • Zenyatta's low health makes him easy to kill for Hanzo.
  • Junkrat's ult and passive outdamages Zen's healing.
Soldier: 76
  • High damage output.


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Zenyatta is an omnic monk who wanders the world in search of spiritual enlightenment. It is said that those who cross his path are never the same again.

Years ago, following the Omnic Crisis, a group of outcast omnic robots experienced what they described as a spiritual awakening. They abandoned their preprogrammed lives to establish a communal monastery deep in the Himalayas. After many years of meditation on the nature of existence, they came to the belief that they were more than artificial intelligence and that, like humans, they possessed the essence of a soul.

Recognizing the spiritual equality they held with humans, the monks, led by the enigmatic robot known as Tekhartha Mondatta, sought to heal the wounds caused by the Omnic Crisis a generation earlier and bring humans and robots back into societal harmony. Their message was embraced by millions around the world, and they became global celebrities.

But one monk, Zenyatta, disagreed with this new direction. He believed that the way to repair the problems between humans and omnics was not through dogmatic teaching but interpersonal connection and engagement.

Ultimately, Zenyatta followed his own path. He chose to leave the monastery and wander the world, helping those he meets to overcome their personal struggles and find inner peace. But, when necessary, he will fight to protect the innocent, be they omnic or human.


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