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Never stop fighting for what you believe in.

Ana is one of the heroes in Overwatch. She is a former army sniper who has recently come out of hiding and rejoined the battle in order to protect her loved ones.

Ana’s versatile arsenal allows her to affect heroes all over the battlefield. Her Biotic Rifle rounds and Biotic Grenades heal allies and damage or impair enemies; her sidearm tranquilizes key targets, and Nano Boost gives one of her comrades a considerable increase in power.


One of the founding members of Overwatch, Ana uses her skills and expertise to defend her home and the people she cares for.

As the Omnic Crisis inflicted a heavy toll on Egypt, the country's depleted and undermanned security forces relied on elite snipers for support. Among them was Ana Amari, who was widely considered to be the world's best. Her superior marksmanship, decision-making, and instincts made her a natural selection to join the Overwatch strike team that would end the war.

Following the success of Overwatch's original mission, Ana served for many years as Strike Commander Morrison's second-in-command. Despite her responsibilities in leading the organization, Ana refused to step away from combat operations. She remained on active duty well into her fifties, until she was believed to have been killed during a hostage rescue mission by the Talon operative known as Widowmaker.

In truth, Ana survived that encounter, despite being gravely wounded and losing her right eye. During her recovery, she wrestled with the weight of a life spent in combat, and she chose to stay out of the world's growing conflicts. However, as time passed, she realized she could not sit on the sidelines while people threatened her city and the innocents around her.

Now, Ana has rejoined the fight to protect her country from the forces that would destabilize it, and most importantly, to keep her family and her closest allies safe.


Ana bioticrifle
Biotic Rifle & Zoom
Healing/damaging linear projectile type (Healing/damaging scoped hitscan type)
10 ammunition
1.25 rounds per sec (1.25 rounds per sec)
60 damage (60 damage)
75 HP per hit heal (75 HP per hit heal)
85.5 m/s projectile speed 
1.5 sec reload

Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.

✘ Primary fire cannot headshot, ✘ secondary fire cannot headshot
Primary Fire Key: (Left Mouse, Right Trigger)
Secondary Fire Key: (Right Mouse, Left Trigger)
Ana sleepdart
Sleep Dart
Stunning linear projectile type
5 damage
5.5 sec duration
12 sec cooldown

Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).

✘ Cannot headshot
Default Key: (Left Shift, Right Button)
Ana bioticgrenade
Biotic Grenade
Healing, buff, damaging, and debuff arcing splash projectile type
60 damage
100 HP per hit heal
+50% healing, or block healing
4 m splash damage radius
4 sec duration
10 sec cooldown

Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.

✘ Cannot headshot
Default Key: (E, Left Button)
Ana nanoboost
Ultimate Ability: Nano Boost
Ally-targeting buff hitscan ultimate type
50% damage boost, 50% damage resistance
40 m range
0.15 sec cast
8 sec duration

After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

Default Key: (Q, Y)
"You're powered up, get in there!"

Beside these abilities, Ana is able to jump, crouch, reload (only when her ammo is not full), and perform Quick Melee.

Unlocks Edit

All seasonal event items, which are marked with special event icons (Summer Games Item IconHalloween Terror Item IconWinter Wonderland Item IconYear of the Rooster Item Icon), are only available to be unlocked either through the respective Loot Boxes or by Credits within the event's duration.


For all of Ana's skins and weapons, see Ana/Skins and Weapons.
Ana classic
Ana citrine Ana garnet Ana peridot Ana turquoise
Ana merciful Ana shrike Ana ghoul Ana tal
(Halloween Terror Item Icon, Credits750)
(Year of the Rooster Item Icon, Credits750)
Ana wadjet Ana wasteland Ana captainamari Ana horus
Captain Amari


Ana emote heroic
Ana disapproving Ana notimpressed Ana protector
Not Impressed
Ana takeaknee Ana teatime Ana candy
Take A Kneea
Tea Time
(Halloween Terror Item Icon, Credits750)
a This emote after activating will remain in its animation until the player inputs other actions to interrupt it.

Victory Poses Edit

Ana classic
Ana missioncomplete Ana protector Ana seated
Mission Complete
Ana rip Ana toast Ana foldedhands
(Halloween Terror Item Icon, Credits225)
(Winter Wonderland Item Icon, Credits225)
Folded Hands
(Year of the Rooster Item Icon, Credits225)

Voice LinesEdit

Voice Lines cost Credits25 each, excluding event items.
  • Children, Behave
  • Everyone Dies
  • It Takes A Woman To Know It
  • Justice Delivered (default)
  • Justice Rains From Above ("العدالة نازلة من فوق")
  • Mother Knows Best
  • No Scope Needed
  • Someone To Tuck You In? ("Need someone to tuck you in?")
  • What Are You Thinking?
  • Witness Me
  • You Know Nothing
  • Learn From The Pain (Summer Games Item Icon)
  • Are You Scared? (Halloween Terror Item Icon, Credits75)
  • I'm Watching Out For You (Winter Wonderland Item Icon, Credits75, "أنا هحميك")
  • The Moon In Winter (Year of the Rooster Item Icon, Credits75, "More lost than the moon in winter.")

Sprays Edit

For Ana-specific sprays, see Ana/Sprays.

Highlight IntrosEdit

Ana highlight heroic
Heroic (default)
Ana guardian Ana lockedon Ana shh
Locked On


Ana classic golden bioticrifle
(Competpoints blackborder 3000)

Achievements Edit

Anachievement naptime
Ana pixel

Interrupt an enemy ultimate ability with Ana's Sleep Dart in quick or competitive play.
Reward: Pixel Spray

Anachievement enabler
Ana cute

Get 4 kills or assists with a single use of Ana's Nano Boost in quick or competitive play.
Reward: Cute Spray

Story Edit


Ana on an Overwatch poster

Ana Amari was one of Egypt's most skilled snipers. During the Omnic Crisis, Egypt was forced to collect a team of snipers to support their military. Ana's marksmanship, instincts, and use of her cybernetic eye allowed her to gain a reputation as the army's finest; she joined the army under the call sign "Horus"[2]. She was chosen to be a part of the original Overwatch strike team, alongside Jack Morrison, Gabriel Reyes, Reinhardt Wilhelm, Torbjörn Lindholm, and Liao. When the crisis ended, Ana became second in command after Morrison.

At the age of 28, Ana had a child, Fareeha Amari. Fareeha was raised amongst Overwatch's agents and wanted to someday join their ranks. Ana, however, knew firsthand what combat is like, and hoped Fareeha would reconsider. Their relationship turned strained around that time.

In her fifties, Ana accompanied a mission to rescue hostages from Talon. She provided support from a nearby building using a Kinamura rifle. When other Overwatch agents were shot down by a Talon sniper, Ana used explosive drones to create a diversion while the rest of the team escaped. She later came face to face with the sniper but hesitated to take the shot when she found out the sniper was Amélie Lacroix, now Widowmaker. Widowmaker was able to shoot first, and Ana's cybernetic eye was shattered.[3]


Ana was thought to be dead and spent some time under the radar to reflect on her life, presumably living under the assumed name of "Janina Kowalska". At the very least, she used this name when undergoing treatment for the wound suffered by the shot to her eye.[4][5] Soon, however, she decided that she could not afford to stop fighting. After sending a letter to her daughter, Ana returned to combat with a re-purposed Biotic Rifle.

Ana operated under the name "Shrike", and became wanted in Egypt for espionage, assault, and theft crimes.[6] She had been sabotaging Talon operations in Egypt. She also planned to attack a Talon base, and had staked out the base for days before Soldier: 76 charged in. She recognized him as Jack Morrison, and rescued him in time when he was attacked by Reaper a.k.a. her former Overwatch comrade Gabriel Reyes. Reaper and Ana recognized each other and she successfully took him down and pulled his mask out, resulting her being horrified by what she saw under the mask. After a vague explanation, Reaper vanished. She offered Jack her support, and the two walked away.[7] Around Christmas time, Ana was still together with Jack Morrison.[8]

Personality Edit

Ana possesses a strong sense of responsibility, always leaving it to herself to heal her teammates. She is a very caring person, frequently commenting at how good her former comrades of Overwatch are looking as well as sharing her concern for them. She also believes that nothing is more important than protecting loved ones and always hoped that her daughter, Pharah, would follow in her footsteps.

While she is usually positive, Ana isn't afraid to become fierce whenever people are in danger. She also takes pity for the enemies that she kills in combat, knowing that they had friends and family to go back to.


Tips Edit

  • Ana can be killed easily in combat, so try to stay back from the center of the fight or have her focus on healing teammates.
Nano Boost
Biotic Rifle
  • You don't need to line up the cross-hairs of Ana's biotic rifle to heal teammates; just make sure they are in the triangle of the scope and they will be healed.
  • Ana is unique in that her weapon can either be a projectile or hitscan weapon. The hitscan is from the scope, but has a trail leading back to you, and the hip-fire is a fast-moving projectile, but has no trail. Each should be used in combination, and hip-fire should be used to stay hidden or when at close range.
Sleep Dart
  • Ana's sleep dart is a very useful tool, as it completely shuts out an enemy from the battle for a few seconds. Use it on a person using their ultimate, or as a last-second escape.
    • Be warned, some ultimates cannot be cancelled by Sleep Dart even with a mid-animation hit. A good rule of thumb is that the dart will cancel anything that McCree's Flashbang will.
  • It can be very useful to disable Bastion, as Bastion is often stationary. If the player quickly peeks around a corner and shoots the Sleep Dart, Bastion will not have time to move out of the way of the projectile.
Biotic Grenade
  • Her biotic grenade can make Ana one of the strongest support heroes in the game for a few seconds. Also use it to speed up healing on fellow healers' healing targets.
  • Ana's grenade has incredible range, as all you have to do is account for the arc. Try messing around in the training area and against A.I to get a feel for it.
  • Ana is currently unique in having an Ultimate with high offensive potential which she can charge by healing others. This leads to some popular compositions. For example, in a team comprised of Ana, Reinhardt, Roadhog, and Reaper, Ana can remain behind Reinhardt's shield, allowing Roadhog to soak up damage while Ana heals him to charge Nano Boost, then she can apply it to Reinhardt or Reaper, who can easily rush into enemy formations.

Counters Edit

  • Ana's Biotic Grenade and Sleep Dart can both be reflected by Genji.
  • Reaper and Mei both have higher base health and escape/invulnerability abilities that allow them to narrowly escape Ana's combination of Sleep Dart/Biotic Grenade/Biotic Rifle/Melee.

Trivia Edit

Route 66 Ana

Ana was teased in Temple of Anubis.

  • Ana was announced and added to the Public Test Region on July 12, 2016. Before that, she was teased in a tweet from @PlayOverwatch. [9] She was also teased in the Temple of Anubis map, with an opened document picturing her wearing her Shrike mask.
  • In GameSpot's documentary The Story of Overwatch, an early prototype for Ana can be seen on a monitor at 15:25. The prototype uses Widowmaker's model with an incomplete, textureless cloak. Earlier, at 0:10, an early model for the Biotic Rifle's scope can be seen.
  • Ana's playstyle was designed for an alchemist or biologist character; a sniper that could use potions to boost allies. This playstyle was given to Ana when the team found difficulty designing a sniper that was distinct from Widowmaker.
  • At San Diego Comic-Con, the developer confirmed that the inspiration for Ana's character design came from the old lady sniper in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, and also from the hijab, a traditional veil that covers the head and chest of Muslim women.
  • In the Halloween event brawl, Junkenstein's Revenge, Ana is considered an alchemist by the other characters. It's also a reference to her hero concept.
    • Ana also refers to her Nano Boost as a "chemical boost" and her Biotic Grenade as a "healing potion".

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The Wadjet skin is a reference to an overarching goddess of Egypt of the same name. Wadjet means 'The Green One' and is obviously shown in the color of the outfit. Wadjet was also closely related to the Eye of Horus, which is the tattoo on Pharah's right eye.
  • A number of her voice lines are everyday lines a mother use to tell her children. It may be a way the developer want to express her as a caring mother.
  • The voice line "Witness me" is a reference to the catchphrase that the War Boys from Mad Max: Fury Road say before they die in battle.
  • The voice line "Justice rains from above" is a direct quote of her daughter's ultimate voice line, though Ana says it in Arabic.
  • The voice line "You know nothing" is a reference to Game of Thrones, a TV series in which a character named Ygritte spoke that line to another character named Jon Snow. That line since has since become popular across pop culture and attributed to Jon Snow's personality.
  • The Tal skin refers to the Korean mask, especially the Hahoetal mask named Yangban ("the aristocrat" mask), and "tal" means "mask" in Korean.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black January 24, 2017 Patch: Fixed a visual bug with Ana’s “Toast” victory pose, causing her cup to appear blurry on the right side of the screen.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that prevented Ana’s healing stats from showing up in the Career Profile page.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug in the Custom Game settings preventing the Ability Cooldown modifier from affecting Ana. Appropriate sound effects now play when Ana shoots barriers, shields, and armor. Ana’s scope now correctly displays all custom reticle options. Ana’s attacks and abilities now activate the controller’s rumble function.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 2, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that was affecting the majority of Ana’s “Most in Game” career statistics.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 21, 2016 Patch: All of Ana’s in-game sounds now have proper occlusion.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch:  Ana added.

References Edit

  1. Voice actress for Ana? - Overwatch Forums - Michael Chu reply
  2. Horus skin's lore information
  3. Legacy
  4. Reddit community decoding
  5. Official forum community work
  6. Shrike skin's lore information
  7. Old Soldiers
  8. Reflections
  9. @PlayOverwatch
Ana Navigation
General MainQuotesGallerySkins and WeaponsSprays
Abilities Biotic RifleBiotic GrenadeSleep DartNano Boost
Lore Organizations OverwatchTalon
Character relationships Fareeha AmariJack MorrisonGabriel ReyesWidowmaker
Locations Temple of Anubis
Others Omnic Crisis
Media Articles Overwatch is Back
Comic Shorts LegacyOld Soldiers
Animated Shorts Ana Origin Story
Heroes in Overwatch

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