Mei is a ranged Tank hero from the Overwatch universe. She has a lot of skills in her arsenal that can somehow apply CC to the enemy team – be it slow or stun effects. And despite the low damage of her abilities, this is compensated for by her ability to survive in team-fight thanks to skills that restore health and give a temporary shield.
Mei - Adventuring Climatologist
Throw a snowball that hits all enemies in an area. Enemies hit take 70 damage, are Slowed by 35%, and are Blinded for 1.5 seconds.
Command Snowball to create a Blizzard at the target location for 2 seconds. Enemies within the blizzard take 13 damage every 0.25 seconds and are Slowed by 7%, stacking up to 35%. When the Blizzard ends, enemies within its area take an additional 75 damage and are Stunned for 1.25 seconds.
Slide quickly in the targeted direction. When this effect ends, enemies near Mei are knocked back, take 52 damage, and are Slowed by 80%, rapidly decaying over 1.5 seconds. Can be canceled during sliding.
After 0.5 seconds, roll a massive snowball that consumes enemy Heroes in its path. At the end of its path, the snowball crumbles, releasing the consumed Heroes, dealing 220 damage and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds per Hero consumed.
Vector Targeting After a 0.75 second delay, create an impassable wall that traps enemy Heroes hit for 2.5 seconds. When the wall expires, trapped Heroes are Slowed by 75%, decaying over 3 seconds.
Become encased in ice for 3 seconds, gaining a rapidly decaying Shield that absorbs up to 1104 damage. While active, this Shield grants Unstoppable and restores up to 35% of Mei's maximum Health.
Mei Talent Build Cheatsheet
|Copy build code*||[T3321234,Mei]|
*Select a hero, open talents, click on options near build variations and click paste build to enter the code into HOTS directly. After that, you will have the build from the current cheatsheet marked with hearts.
Useful Strategies and Tips
Snow Blind is a great tool for peeling your teammates or slowing enemy heroes whenever you want to engage on.
Blizzard applies a stacking Slow to enemies in a big area and stuns them when it ends. This ability will serve as an excellent follow-up control in your team.
Icing is very useful for engaging or escaping. This ability will also help keep enemies in the right place, for example, within Blizzard radius or away from your ranged teammates.
Avalanche puts every enemy Hero hit in Stasis while the snowball is rolling and then Stuns them when it breaks at the end. The snowball will go through impassable terrain and can be used to spread the enemy team.
Ice Wall is a great skill to cut off dangerous enemies from your team, or to catch one of them, blocking his escape route.
Synergies and Counters
Mei synergizes with Burst Mages (such as Jaina, Tassadar and Kael’thas), heroes with disabling skills (such as Malfurion or Deckard Cain) and heroes who get increased damage on CC targets (such as Sgt. Hammer or Greymane).
Mei is countered by Heroes with Disabling Effects (such as Diablo or E.T.C.), High Mobility Heroes (such as Tracer) and Reduce Healing abilities (from Heroes such as Ana or Garrosh).
- Crowd control
- Burst Damage
- Disabling Effects
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- October 20, 2020