Ultimate Ability: Resurrect
Area resurrection ultimate type
15 m range
1 sec cast
Lasts 2.25 sec

Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Heroes never die!"


When an ally dies, Mercy is able to see a yellow soul globe at the spot where they died. Using this ability, Mercy is able to revive any nearby fallen teammates, restoring them to full health at the location of their respective soul globe. This applies to any teammate within 15 meters of Mercy that has not yet respawned. The ability is unaffected by line of sight restrictions: Mercy can Resurrect teammates through walls, below floors, and above ceilings, as long as they are within range.

When this ultimate is fully charged, a counter will appear above the crosshair displaying the number of fallen teammates within range. This ultimate cannot be used if there is nobody within 15 meters to revive.

When resurrected, there is a 2.25 second delay before the teammates are fully revived. During this time, Mercy and her revived teammates will be glowing yellow and are invulnerable; however, only the casting Mercy can move and use abilities while invulnerable until the delay finishes.

Using the ability also resets Guardian Angel's cooldown.

An allied Mercy and a player-controlled Mercy shout "Heroes never die!" upon activation, while a Mercy on the enemy team will say "Helden sterben nicht!"

Ultimate charge gain Edit

Mercy gains ultimate charge through healing and boosting allies, inflicting damage onto enemies.

  • Mercy passively gains ~1% charge per 3 seconds.
  • Mercy gains ~1% charge per 20 damage dealt onto enemies (excluding damage dealt to barrier, wall, etc.).
  • Mercy gains ~2% charge per 60 HP healed (1 second healing) to allies (excluding self-inflicted damage).
    • Mercy does not gains ultimate charge through self healing.
  • Mercy gains ~2.3% charge per 30 boosted damage by Caduceus Staff - in other words, she gains this percentage for every 100 damage an ally inflicts while being damage-boosted.

Trivia Edit

  • Mercy's ultimate voice line change with her Legendary skin.
    • Equipping Mercy with the Imp or Devil skin, she says, "Heroes never die… for a price."
    • Equipping Mercy with the Sigrún or Valkyrie skin, she says, "Till Valhalla!"
    • Equipping Mercy with the Witch skin, she says, "My servants never die!"
    • The change only affects self perspective and allies' perspective. Mercy's enemies still hear "Helden sterben nicht!"
  • When D.Va is resurrected by Mercy, she comes back outside her mech and immediately gets her ultimate Call Mech at full charge.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: While performing a resurrection, Mercy now becomes temporarily invulnerable along with the allies being revived.
  • Overwatchemblem black January 12, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that was allowing Mercy to Resurrect players that had fallen off the map to their death.
  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that prevented Mercy from using Resurrect in rare situations on King’s Row.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed healers to gain Ultimate charge more quickly than intended.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Resurrected allies will be able to maneuver after 2.25 seconds (reduced from 3 seconds). Fixed a bug that kept Junkrat’s ammo from being refilled when he was resurrected.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch: Ultimate charge cost increased by 30%; Movement is no longer prevented during activation; Guardian Angel instantly resets upon use
  • Overwatchemblem black June 28, 2016 Patch: Players can no longer be resurrected in out-of-play areas on Ilios.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ultimate charge cost decreased by 25%; Activation time decreased from 1.5 seconds to 1 second; Range decreased from 40 meters to 15 meters; No longer locks aim during activation
  • Overwatchemblem black November 20, 2015 (beta) Patch: Effect now happens at the start of the cast time, instead of the end
  • Overwatchemblem black November 9, 2015 (beta) Patch: Effect now happens at the end of the cast time, instead of the start

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