Zenyatta gives an enemy an orb that increases the damage they take by 30%. This has no cooldown. Only one enemy can receive Orb of Discord's effect at a time. Multiple Orbs of Discord do not stack.
The Orb of Discord is automatically returned if the target is out of sight for over three seconds or if the target dies. Zenyatta will be notified when this occurs. The Orb of Discord also disappears if Zenyatta himself dies. The player who has been "hit" by the Orb will be notified with a unique noise, a message saying the name of the Zenyatta player who applied it, a purple vignette, and often a voice line expressing distraught.
Despite the ability itself dealing no damage, it is still very valuable. Because the damage is calculated via percentage, its lethality is increased with high damage abilities, such as Reinhardt's Charge or Reaper's Hellfire Shotguns. In addition, abilities that would not normally kill in one hit may be able to with the help of Orb of Discord. (Ex. McCree headshotting Tracer at close range)
Zenyatta's Orb of Discord can not target an enemy behind a Barrier, but a Barrier will not affect line of sight on an enemy who has the Orb of Discord attached.
Heroes who can remove the orb (even without breaking line of sight):
- Reaper can use Wraith Form to shed all debuffs, including Orb of Discord.
- Tracer can use her Recall ability.
- Mei can use her Cryo-Freeze ability.
- D.Va has her passive ability, Eject, which leaves the Orb of Discord with the Mech when destroyed.
- Zarya can use her Particle Barrier and Projected Barrier abilites, which also protect herself and her allies for being targeted for 2 seconds.
- Zenyatta can use his Transcendence ultimate ability to remove the Orb of Discord from an enemy Zenyatta.
In the Game Options, Zenyatta has one option that affects his Orb of Discord:
- Discord Orb Sensitivity: Adjust the sensitivity of Orb of Discord's targeting. The lower the number, the smaller the distance between crosshair and the enemies has to be for assigning an orb.
Patch changes Edit
|General||Main • Quotes • Gallery • Skins and Weapons • Sprays|
|Abilities||Orb of Destruction • Orb of Harmony • Orb of Discord • Transcendence|
|Lore||Organizations||Omnic • Shambali|
|Character relationships||Tekhartha Mondatta • Genji|
|Others||Omnic Crisis • Iris|