Overwatch 2 Season 3 is here and with it comes a new supplication of supports! Let’s see who to pick, who to avoid, and who is a niche choice.

The Overwatch 2 Season 3 supports find themselves in a strange spot. Developers have spoke at-length about their plans for the future to make playing healer a better experience. And while the addition of Kiriko to the mix and a number of QOL changes have made things better...Well, it still feels a bit too much like babysitting at times.

So, let's take a look at where all of the supports stand in Season 3 at the mid-season, along with a full ranking of Heroes.

Overwatch 2 Season 3 supports tier-list

This break down of the best Overwatch 2 Season 3 supports is based on a few metrics. This includes an overall decision on what Hero is the best in any overall situation, as well as what best fits in the meta as of March 2023. While everyone may not agree on these choices, it should at least help players make their own decisions on what works best in the current metagame.

This list will be updated upon the release of Season 4.

S+ tier supports

Surprisingly, a lot has changed at the midseason point of Season 3. The top tiers of Support now falls to the Heroes with the best burst healing and utility. With Baptiste's Immortality Matrix receiving a major buff with the new patch. And this isn't to say that Lucio is somehow bad. However, burst healing, critical healing, and utility are currently king in the meta.

Here's how these Overwatch 2 Season 3 supports break down.

ANA

Best situations: Long-range healing, hard-countering tanks, backline support
Countered by: Cleanse, Tracer, another Ana
Pairs well with: Dva, Junker Queen, Genji, Reaper

KIRIKO

Best situations: Roadhog, Junker Queen, ranged damage
Countered by: Being isolated, snipers
Pairs well with: Everybody

MERCY

Best situations: Flying and Dive comps, pocketing a beefy tank like D.VA
Countered by: Mei, Reaper, a good sniper
Pairs well with: Hitscan, Reinhardt, teammates who die a lot

BAPTISTE

Best situations: Death ball, paired with hitscans, countering flyers
Countered by: Snipers, Ana, Junker Queen
Pairs well with: Brawling compositions

A-tier Supports

With the top-tier of Overwatch 2 Season 3 supports being so good it's only fair to call this the "also really good" tier. Zenyatta and Lucio hold a special place in the Overwatch meta at all times thanks to their life-saving and match-turning Ultimates. However, both lack the ability to provide burst healing on a whim like the S+ tier. Ideally, the best Support line combo will be one of these two, plus someone from that top-grade tier.

Here's the breakdown.

ZENYATTA

Best situations: Finishing snipers and increasing damage on tanks like Orisa, Roadhog
Countered by: Wrecking Ball, Reaper, Junkrat/Dva Ultimates
Pairs well with: Flyers, dive Heroes, wandering teammates

LUCIO

Best situations: Dive, death ball, dealing with snipers/turrets
Countered by: Junker Queen, Cassidy, Bastion
Pairs well with: Slow Heroes

B-tier supports

Despite a buff to Moira at the start of the season, she still falls down the ranks. Her base heal suffers from that similar problem of not being enough healing when the going gets tough. Additionally, yellow orbs tend to have a mind of their own and lack the accuracy needed to heal who you need to heal when it most counts.

And let's be real: At the lower ranks the larger problem is that Moira players are more interested in DPSing than healing, which her kit actively rewards at times. Is there a fix? It seems like the dev team have tried multiple changes to Moira to make her a more active, team friendly Hero. We suppose there's always next season.

MOIRA

Best situations: Countering Tracer, Genji; Big healing numbers while also dealing damage
Countered by: Ana, the Player controlling Moira that's trying to frontline
Pairs well with: Shield tanks

Niche-tier supports

We've renamed this tier to the "situational" tier, as it feels more fair. After all, every Hero in Overwatch 2 is viable. However, there are moments that particularly shine for certain characters. We also cannot ignore that Hero specialists can make even the lowest tiered Hero seem special. Brig falls into that case, especially after a buff to her Armor Pack ability that now instantly heals some damage.

The advent of Ramattra has also raised Brig's value, as well as the sudden explosion of One Punch Man themed Doomfist players. A great Brig can turn out just as much damage as Mercy or Ana, but those situations are few and far between. However, still consider Brig if you need a Tracer, Sombra, or Reaper deterrent for your backline.

BRIGITTE

Best situations: Melee comps, Ramattra, countering dive
Countered by: Range, other melee
Pairs well with: Ramattra, Reaper, Doomfist

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