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Deflect
Ranged counterattack type
Lasts 2 seconds
8-second cooldown
With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects any oncoming projectiles and can send them rebounding towards his enemies.
Default Key: (PC E, PS R1, XB RB)
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DetailsEdit

For two seconds, Genji will automatically deflect incoming projectiles towards wherever his crosshair is pointed. The deflected projectiles will act as if they were shot from a friendly source, including deflected ultimates. This only applies to projectiles within his field of view. Doing this does not affect the properties of the projectile; they will retain their damage, knockback, and ability to headshot (or lack thereof). Note that for the damage falloff will be reset upon deflecting. Deflect can be cancelled at any time using Swift Strike or by casting Dragonblade.

Ability interactionsEdit

See below table for abilities marked as both Y and N

Ability Y N
Ana
Biotic Rifle - Primary
Biotic Rifle - Secondary
Sleep Dart
Biotic Grenade
Nano Boost
Bastion
Configuration: Recon
Configuration: Sentry
Configuration: Tank
D.Va
Fusion Cannons
Boosters
Light Gun
Call Mech
Self-Destruct
Genji
Shuriken
Swift Strike
Dragonblade [note 1]
Hanzo
Storm Bow
Scatter Arrow
Sonic Arrow
Dragonstrike [note 2]
Junkrat
Frag Launcher
Concussion Mine [note 3]
Steel Trap
Total Mayhem
RIP-Tire
Lúcio
Sonic Amplifier - Primary
Sonic Amplifier - Alternate
McCree
Peacekeeper
Flashbang
Deadeye
Mei
Endothermic Blaster - Primary
Endothermic Blaster - Alternate
Blizzard [note 4]
Mercy
Caduceus Blaster
Orisa
Fusion Driver
Halt!
Protective Barrier
Ability Y N
Pharah
Rocket Launcher
Concussive Blast
Barrage
Reaper
Hellfire Shotguns
Death Blossom
Reinhardt
Rocket Hammer [note 1]
Fire Strike
Earthshatter
Roadhog
Scrap Gun
Chain Hook [note 5]
Whole Hog
Soldier: 76
Heavy Pulse Rifle
Helix Rockets
Tactical Visor
Sombra
Machine Pistol
Hack
Translocator
EMP
Symmetra
Photon Projector - Primary
Photon Projector - Alternate
Sentry Turret
Torbjörn
Rivet Gun
Forge Hammer [note 1]
Build Turret
Molten Core
Tracer
Pulse Pistols
Pulse Bomb [note 6]
Widowmaker
Widow's Kiss
Venom Mine
Winston
Tesla Cannon
Jump Pack
Barrier Projector
Primal Rage [note 1]
Zarya
Particle Cannon - Primary
Particle Cannon - Alternate
Graviton Surge [note 7]
Zenyatta
Orb of Destruction
Orb of Discord
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Melee attacks including Quick Melee will be prevented from hitting you, but will not reflect back at the target.
  2. The initial arrow can be deflected, but not the dragons that spawn afterwards.
  3. Cannot be detonated. The mine will blow up if it touches an enemy, or disappear otherwise.
  4. The drone can be deflected, but not the resulting blizzard.
  5. Like melee attacks, will not deflect the hook but does block it.
  6. The bomb itself can be deflected before it strikes any player or surface.
  7. The initial projectile can be deflected, but not the resulting black hole.

TriviaEdit

  • Genji can accomplish hero-specific achievements from other heroes thanks to this ability, assuming the designated requirements are made.
    • For example, Genji and deflect Ana's sleep dart into an ulting enemy (Nap Time), or Mei's ultimate and freezes 4 enemies in the process (Cold Snap).

Patch changesEdit

  • Overwatchemblem black July 27, 2017 Patch: New sound effects and voice lines have been added, indicating when an enemy’s ultimate ability has been deflected.


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