Mei

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[e][h]Mei Mei Defense Heroes
"Our world is worth fighting for."
Hero Information
Role:
Defense
Real Name:
Mei-Ling Zhou
Age:
31
Relations:
Occupation:
Climatologist, Adventurer
Base of Operations:
China Xi’an, China (formerly)
Affiliation:
Overwatch (formerly)
Release Date:
2015-11-10
Base Stats
Hitpoints:
250

Mei-Ling "Mei" Zhou is a Defense class hero in Overwatch.

Abilities

Endothermic Blaster
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place.
LM
Damage:
Ammo:
Fire Rate:
Freezes after:
Stackable:
Range:
 50 per Second
 200
 25 Rounds per Second
 2 seconds
 No
 12 yards
Icicle
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
RM
Damage:
Ammo:
Fire Rate:
 75
 200
 40 Rounds per Shot
Cryo-Freeze
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
SHIFT
12 seconds
Healing:
Duration:
 148
 4 seconds
Ice Wall
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Terrain
Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
E
10 seconds
Duration:
Stackable:
 4.5 seconds
 No
Blizzard
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Enemies
Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.
Q
Damage:
Cast Time:
Duration:
Radius:
 97 per Second
 1.5 seconds
 5 seconds
 10 meters

Strategy

Synergies

Bastion Bastion
  • Using Ice Wall, Mei can boost Bastion up to places he normally cannot reach. This makes for unexpected turret spots.
Junkrat Junkrat
  • Junkrat's tire can climb Mei's Ice Wall, allowing him to drop it down on unsuspecting enemies.
  • Junkrat can blind fire over Mei's Ice Wall, providing him a safe place to attack the enemy team.
Torbjörn Torbjörn
  • Mei's Ice Wall can boost Torbjörn up to places he normally can't reach, providing for unexpected turret spots.
Pharah Pharah
  • Mei's Blizzard can stun a big group of enemies, who can be finished by Pharah's Barrage. This is especially useful on small sites surrounded by walls, such as Capture Point A on Temple of Anubis.

Lore

Mei is a scientist who has taken the fight to preserve the environment into her own hands.

Though many blamed the planet's escalating, unexplained climate phenomena on the advent of new technologies, the rapidly growing omnic population, and drastically increased consumption of resources, the true cause remained unknown. To find a solution, Overwatch established a series of eco-Watchpoints at remote, critical locations worldwide.

Mei-Ling Zhou was a member of this multiyear initiative. A peerless climatologist, she had introduced cutting-edge innovations in the field of climate manipulation that protected at-risk areas in Asia and beyond. She was assigned to the program's monitoring station at Watchpoint: Antarctica when disaster struck: a sudden, catastrophic polar storm battered the installation and cut it off from the outside world, leaving the facility damaged and the scientists stranded. As their supplies dwindled, they entered cryostasis in a last-ditch effort to survive until a rescue attempt could be made.

But that rescue never came. It was years later when the team's cryogenics chamber was finally discovered. Mei, still in hibernation, was the only survivor. The world Mei awoke to had gone through considerable changes: Overwatch was no more, the serious climate issues had worsened, and none of the eco-Watchpoints were in operation. Any clues that they had uncovered were lost.

Mei has decided to continue her work on her own. Equipped with a portable version of her climate-manipulation technology, she travels around the world, hoping to re-establish the eco-network and track down the causes of the threats to the planet's ecosystem.

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