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Deflect
Ranged counterattack type
Lasts 2 seconds or until cancelled
8 second(s) 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)
Genjiplate

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). Deflect can be cancelled at any time using Swift Strike.

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 (Melee)
Hanzo
Storm Bow
Scatter Arrow
Sonic Arrow
Dragonstrike
Junkrat
Frag Launcher
Concussion Mine
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
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 (Melee)
Fire Strike
Earthshatter
Roadhog
Scrap Gun
Chain Hook
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 (Melee)
Build Turret
Molten Core
Tracer
Pulse Pistols
Pulse Bomb
Widowmaker
Widow's Kiss
Venom Mine
Winston
Tesla Cannon
Barrier Projector
Primal Rage
Zarya
Particle Cannon - Primary
Particle Cannon - Alternate
Graviton Surge
Zenyatta
Orb of Destruction
Orb of Discord
  • Melee attacks including Quick Melee will be prevented from hitting you, but will not reflect at the target.
  • Dragonstrike: The initial arrow can be deflected, but not the dragons that spawn afterwards.
  • Concussion Mine: Cannot be detonated. The mine will blow up if it touches an enemy, or disappear otherwise.
  • Blizzard: The drone can be deflected, but not the resulting blizzard.
  • Chain Hook: Like melee attacks, will not deflect the hook but does block it.
  • Pulse Bomb: The bomb itself can be deflected before it strikes any player or surface.
  • Graviton Surge: 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).
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