Orisa

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Orisa
Orisa-portrait.png
"Your safety is my primary concern."

Status
Active
Age
1 month
Occupation
Guardian Robot
Base
Numbani
Affiliation
None
Relations
Efi Oladele (creator)
Voice
Cherrelle Skeete[1]
Quotes
Quotation page
Role
Tank
Health
200
Armor
200
Character Video

Orisa is a Tank hero in Overwatch.

Summary

Orisa serves as the central anchor of her team, and defends her teammates from the frontline with a protective barrier. She can attack from long range, fortify her own defenses, launch graviton charges to slow and move enemies, and deploy a Supercharger to boost the damage output of multiple allies at once.[2]

Abilities

Fusion Driver

Weapon (Primary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability Orisa Fusion Driver.png

Type
Linear Projectile
Damage
12
Movement speed
2.75 meters per second
Projectile speed
66.66 meters per second
Rate of fire
12 rounds per second
Ammo
150
Reload time
2.5 seconds
Headshot


Orisa’s automatic projectile cannon delivers sustained damage, but slows her movement while she fires it.

Details

  • Can sustain fire for 12.50s before reloading.


Halt!

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability Orisa Halt!.png

Type
Linear Projectile
Projectile speed
20 meters per second
Area of effect
7.5 meter radius
Casting time
0.3 second
Cooldown
8 seconds


Launch a graviton charge which can be detonated with the same action. The sphere slows and pulls nearby enemies to it.

Details

  • When the orb collides with a surface or when the ability is pressed again, after a ~0.6s delay, it quickly sucks in enemies within 7.5m, applies a brief slow, then dissipates.
  • The projectile itself goes through barriers, but the pull effect will not affect anyone behind a barrier.
  • Halt! will continue to pull enemies over unlimited distances. (This is likely a bug, and will be fixed.) [3]


Fortify

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability Orisa Fortify.png

Dmg. reduction
50%
Duration
4 seconds
Cooldown
10 seconds


Orisa temporarily reduces damage she takes, and cannot be affected by action-impairing effects.

Details

  • The following abilities deal damage to a Fortified Orisa but do not apply stun, knockback, or slowdown:
  • The following abilities have no effect on a Fortified Orisa:
  • If a Reinhardt charges a fortified Orisa, the Reinhardt will be stunned and take 170 damage.
  • Orisa can still be hacked by Sombra Sombra while using Fortify, but this will not interrupt the ability.
  • Cooldown begins after the effect expires.
  • Orisa will not act as an obstacle for purposes of blocking allies from e.g. Reinhardt's ultimate.


Protective Barrier

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability Orisa Protective Barrier.png

Type
Arcing Projectile
Health
900
Duration
20 seconds
Cooldown
12 seconds


Orisa throws out a stationary barrier that can protect her and her allies from enemy fire.

Details

  • The device cannot be deflected by Genji, nor destroyed by D.Va's Defense Matrix.
  • The barrier itself is shaped like a football net.
  • Orisa can see the barrier's health on her HUD.


Supercharger

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability Orisa Supercharger.png

Health
200
Damage
+50%
Area of effect
25 meter radius
Casting time
1 second
Duration
15 seconds
Charge required
1725 points


Orisa deploys a device to increase damage inflicted by allies within her line of sight.

Details

  • The device can be destroyed by enemies to end its duration early.
  • The device can be hacked by Sombra, which stops it from boosting anyone.
  • The damage boost effect will stack with Ana's Nano Boost but not Mercy's Damage Boost.
  • Hostile barriers also break line of sight.


Strategy

Orisa is an anchor tank, meaning her team will get more benefit when grouping and coordinating around her. Fusion Driver's cannon shell is a projectile; on one hand it has travel time, but on the other hand it has no damage falloff. This makes it useful against enemies at long range, provided the player can properly lead the shots if the enemy is moving. Her Protective Barrier is best used on choke points, and to suppress enemies. Orisa can use Halt! to pull enemies out of position, or coordinated with allies' abilities much like Zarya's ultimate Graviton Surge. Fortify has no downside; she can freely use it to increase her tanking power. Her Supercharger increases the damage output of her allies, but the device can be destroyed. While Orisa has strong front-facing defense, she is weak to flankers who can get behind her due to her low mobility. Considering that her barrier is an unmovable object, and that her weapon can't attack multiple foes at close range, she is vulnerable when surrounded or being attacked from other angles. As she is a fairly large target, and her combined health with her barrier is less than Reinhardt's, she is vulnerable to being taken down by a heavy damage dealer, or a sniper who can pick at her from extreme range.

Weapons & Abilities

  • Fusion Driver: Orisa's primary weapon. It's an automatic weapon that fires a projectile cannon with fast speed. It has a very large magazine, allowing her to spam the enemies' group. It has some slight spread, making it less effective against the target in extreme range. The downside of using this weapon is that it slows her movement speed while firing by half.
    • Since it is a projectile, Fusion Driver's bullet doesn't suffer from any damage falloff, which is useful to attack the target in any range.
    • While it can spam bullets to the target, Orisa is very slow while firing. If she engages a group of enemies, retreating without return fire should be a better option.
    • Don't reload too frequently. Reloading Fusion Driver takes around 2.5 seconds, which will leave her vulnerable to enemy fire. Make use of all of her bullets before reload, or just reload when she's not facing the enemy.
  • Halt!: Orisa launchs a graviton ball that moves in a straight line. The ball will travel slowly for an unlimited distance until it hits a solid surface. She can re-activate the ability by pressing the same button again. After a short delay, it will slow all enemies around the orb and pull them to its center before it disappears.
    • Halt! is essentially a pint-sized Graviton Surge. It can pull enemies away from cover or Health Packs, and if fired (and activated) in the right time and place, it can pull enemies to their death, for example, pulling them into Ilios' Well section's big hole.
    • The projectile flies through an enemy's barrier, but the pulling effect doesn't go through.
    • Consider where and when to pull the enemies; Orisa's teammates might be able to combo their abilities for maximum effect.
  • Fortify: A personal effect ability, Fortify will provide Orisa with a 50% damage reduction over a period of four seconds, and block many hero abilities that would cause movement penalties.
    • The abilities that can be blocked are listed above in the 'abilities' section.
    • Fortify does not negate the effects of an enemy Ultimate on allies positioned behind Orisa, an Earthshatter and Graviton Surge will still affect friendlies.
    • Fortify is an extremely useful ability, whether used as an escape strategy or tanking mechanism it has many uses depending on the situation.
  • Protective Barrier: Orisa shoot will a slow arching projectile that turns into a barrier when hitting a surface. Cooldown starts after throwing the projectile; not after the barrier is depleted like Winston's Barrier Projector.
    • If her barrier recharges before the cooldown of the previous barrier is over, launching a second barrier will make the first one disappear. Thus, it is not possible to have two barriers at once. It is, however, possible to throw the second barrier at the same spot of the first, effectively "refreshing" the previous barrier with full health and duration.
    • The barrier doesn't disappear after Orisa dies.
    • Protective Barrier can be attached on objects like basketballs, and the basketball or the object that holds the Barrier can be picked up by Symmetra's Photon Projector.[4]
  • Supercharger (Ultimate): Orisa's Ultimate ability. She deploys a device, called "The Drum", directly at her feet, which provides provide all allied characters in line of sight with a 50% damage boost, as long as they stay in range of the device and within line of sight. The device will last for a long time until it disappears or is destroyed by the enemies.
    • Supercharger is not a projectile ultimate, as it does not leave Orisa’s hands until placed, as such it cannot be absorbed by D.Va’s Defense Matrix.
    • The drum is a destructible item; with its health being only 200 and being stationary device, it is easily destroyed by focus fire from the enemy.
    • Try to place the Ultimate behind a corner or hero shield to provide some protection, however it still remains exposed to heroes that can deal long range damage like Pharah or Widowmaker. It can also succumb to shield piercing attacks like Symmetra’s alt fire and Reinhardt’s Fire Strike, and is weak to flankers like Tracer or Sombra.
    • Note that low walls that obscure more than 50% of the drum will block line of sight even if the top of the Drum is visible.
    • The Ultimate can be affected by Sombra’s EMP and will be inactive during the hack duration, however if the hack ends before Orisa’s Ultimate does, the Drum will reinitialize.
    • The Ultimate's damage boost will stack with Ana’s Nano-Boost providing a 100% total damage increase to the affected hero.

General strategies

  • Orisa is a hero that excels at creating openings in the enemy defense by using her Halt! ability to pull people out of position, or just pulling someone off of the map to kill them.
  • Orisa isn't a glass cannon like Bastion under Configuration: Sentry, she will have much harder time when engaging multiple foes, especially when they are close.
  • Use Halt! to grab the enemy Reinhardt and make an opening for your team's Reinhardt to use his ultimate.
  • Use your Halt! ability to help catch characters such as Tracer and Genji so that your Roadhog can have an easier hook.
  • Stand in front of your Projected Barrier while Fortify is active to soak up some damage and keep the barrier up as long as possible. Just watch your health..
  • Use your Halt! ability to force a Bastion out of position, so that he has to break Configuration: Sentry and waste time repositioning himself.
  • Protect your Supercharger with a Barrier and by bullet blocking with Fortify.
  • Use Fortify and body block characters like McCree while they use their ultimate.
  • Use your Halt! ability to take enemies off of the high ground.
  • To help out a Tracer get a multi kill with her Ultimate, launch Halt! and time the pull so that the stuck target gets pulled to their allies.
  • Use your Halt! ability to help your Roadhog hook important targets such as Mercy and Ana.
  • After a Graviton Surge is used on your, team use Fortify and body block the damage for the entire duration.
  • Pulling an enemy into or out of a choke point will be a useful ability to master when using this hero.

Story

"My name is Orisa. I will keep you safe. That is my primary function."

Orisa is a newly-created robot with both a heart and personality. Urged to become a hero by her creator, Efi Oladele, Orisa strives to right wrongs and act as the hero the world needs.[5] While her relative inexperience can make her an occasional liability, Efi's optimism and willingness to make modifications to Orisa's adaptive artificial intelligence have always been able to set things right. While Orisa has much to learn about the world and its functionality, Orisa stands ready to protect both Efi and Numbani with her growing sense of honor and duty.[2]

Origins

Orisa protects the innocent
I made you to be strong and brave. You still have a lot to learn, and you'll probably mess up sometimes. But I know you'll become the hero we need.
~ Efi Oladele

Orisa was created by Numbani local and child genius Efi Oladele from pieces of dismantled OR15 defense robots in the wake of Doomfist's attack on the Numbani airport. With the OR15 being initially created to protect Numbani from the many threats it faced, the aftermath of Doomfist's attack resulted in the decommissioning of the OR15 and a staggering drop in public confidence. Never giving up hope in the OR15s original purpose[5] and believing that Numbani needed a protector, Efi acquired one of the decommissioned bots for sale by the civil government using the bulk of her grant money received by the Adawe Foundation. Efi repaired and reconfigured the robot and installed a personality core she had designed herself. She then named her new creation Orisa.[2][6]

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
Overclocked
Ability Orisa Supercharger.png Amplify 900 damage with a single use of Orisa's Supercharger in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Orisa Cute.png
Cute
Halt State
Ability Orisa Halt!.png Pull enemies into 1000 damage with a single use of Orisa's Halt! in Quick or Competitive Play. Spray Orisa Pixel.png
Pixel

Cosmetics

See Orisa/Cosmetics

Trivia

  • In addition to referring to the OR15 model number, Orisa's name is likely a reference to the orisha, spirits reflecting one of the manifestations of the Supreme Divinity in the Yoruba religion, given Efi Oladele's Yoruba heritage.
  • Being only one month old, Orisa is the youngest hero in Overwatch.[2]
  • In January 2017, a 4chan user named "Blizzileaks" divulged alleged preliminary details about the 24th hero and the upcoming Lunar New Year event, indicating that the next hero, developed using the prototype name "Anchora," would be a quadrupedal omnic from Numbani with a West African accent, and would act as an "anchor tank" similar to Reinhardt.[7]
  • Community speculation concerning the 24th hero centered primarily around the long-requested Doomfist, stemming from a fan-initiated campaign for actor Terry Crews to voice the character.[8] However, in a post on the official Overwatch forums, game director Jeff Kaplan stated that "24 is not who you think it is."[9] Following this, fans turned to the then-unconfirmed January 2017 leak, speculating that the quadrupedal omnic may refer to one of the various spider-tank omnics depicted in the game's cinematics and concept art. During the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, Jeff Kaplan also displayed early pieces of concept art for Overwatch depicting a humanoid female hero wearing a mechanical harness with four spider-like limbs, but specified that she was also "not the hero you think it is."[10]
  • Orisa was first teased to the public on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, when Blizzard posted an in-universe interview with Efi Oladele on its blog. On February, 24th, the Overwatch official Twitter account posted an in-universe mock-news announcement about an attack at the Numbani airport. On February 27th, the Overwatch Twitter account posted a mock-post by Efi Oladele, where she teased her latest invention by showing off a list of components she needed to build Orisa. The character was finally revealed to be Orisa on March 2nd, 2017, with the release of a new origin story and developer update on the PlayOverwatch YouTube channel, along with adding her to the official roster of characters on its website. Orisa was released on the PTR on March 2nd, shortly after her announcement.
  • Orisa was released to the live game on all platforms on March 21, 2017.[11] Orisa was kept out of the competitive roster for one week after her general release.[12]
  • Orisa is the only hero in the game whose legs can be seen in first person view.


Development

  • While designing Orisa, the developers wanted to create an "anchor tank" — a character that the team is anchored by and bases its positioning around, such as behind Reinhardt's barrier shield ability. Additionally, they wanted to create a character with more ranged and mobile abilities.[5] Jeff Kaplan has stated that the inspiration to design Orisa as a female robot came from criticism that the game's female characters lacked the visually challenging uniqueness that the male characters exhibited.[5]

Videos

Official

Curse

References

  1. 2017-03-02, Michael Chu Battle.net forums. Accessed on 2017-03-02
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Orisa, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2017-03-02
  3. Described behavior shown at 0:14
  4. Behavior shown at 7:30
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 2017-3-2, Developer Update | Introducing Orisa | Overwatch, Youtube.
  6. 2017-3-2, Orisa Origin Story, Youtube.
  7. http://boards.4tan.org/v/search/username/Blizzileaks/tripcode/!KZ7VRY.ev./
  8. http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/02/06/terry-crews-performs-mock-audition-for-overwatchs-doomfist
  9. https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20753148967?page=2#post-26
  10. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/02/22/jeff-kaplan-talks-about-the-inspiration-behind-overwatch-39-s-world.aspx
  11. 2017-03-14, New Hero Preview: Orisa YouTube. Accessed on 2017-03-14
  12. Orisa Disabled for 1 week of Competitive Play Scott Mercer, Overwatch Forums.

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