Overwatch 2 Moira Guide: Abilities, Tips, How To Unlock

Overwatch 2 Moira Guide: Abilities, Tips, How To Unlock
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Written by 

Daniel Hollis


12th Oct 2022 16:12

Supporting the battlefield is the key to victory in Overwatch 2, but also, you need to ensure you’ve got the ability to deal out damage when needed. Amongst all the characters, Moira is perhaps one of the strongest support characters in Overwatch 2 and the best of both worlds. While they may have a bit of a learning curve, once you have everything you know under your belt, you’ll become a force to be reckoned with. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking and using Moira in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 Moira Abilities

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As previously mentioned, Moira is both fantastic at healing enemies and dishing out pain when needed. No matter what you want to achieve, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more balanced character in Overwatch 2.

  • Biotic Grasp
    • Type - Primary Fire
    • Effect - Used to drain life from enemies, which can then be used to heal allies.
  • Biotic Orb
    • Type - Ability
    • Effect - An orb that can be thrown to either drain life from enemies or heal allies.
  • Fade
    • Type - Ability
    • Effect - Become invisible, invulnerable, and increase moving speed for a limited time.
  • Coalescence
    • Type - Ultimate
    • Effect - Release a beam of energy that can either drain life from enemies or heal allies.

Moira’s abilities truly make her a force to be reckoned with, but if you’re still struggling, let’s dive into some early tips to get the most out of her.

Overwatch 2 Moira Early Tips

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The best advice we can give you for Moira is to stay agile. Her movement allows you to quickly flow around the battlefield and get the upper hand in many situations. With this being said, you’re going to want to use that to your advantage and avoid getting into any head-on-head collisions with enemy players. Instead, we recommend flanking as best as possible.

If you do find yourself in a tricky situation, use the Fade ability as fast as possible. If you combine this with jumping, you will leap into the air and quickly evade a ton of deadly encounters. It doesn’t last too long, so quickly plan your escape route before utilizing this ability. Fade is also a great ability to use to escape from many devastating attacks, such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct ability.


With Moira, you can easily rip apart enemy teams with a combination of Biotic Orb and Biotic Grasp. Using the former, you will send enemies into a panic as they try and get away. This is the best time to strike, and use the opportunity of them fleeing to quickly drain the life out of them and replenish your healing bar.

Being a support class, healing is just as vital. Using all the life you’ve drained from foes needs to go somewhere, and supporting your team is crucial to success. You can do this by using the Biotic Orb to throw it towards your squad if they’re in a dicey situation, or you can one-on-one heal with your Biotic Grasp. If you want to heal a tank character quicker, we recommend combining the two.

Finally, using Moira’s Coalescence ultimate ability is a great way to keep your team’s health up to snuff. It can be used to damage enemies, but it mitigates so slowly it’s perhaps not worth it. Standing back and healing from the trenches is your best port of call once your ultimate is ready to use.

How To Unlock Moira In Overwatch 2

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In order to unlock Moira, you can grab her from the get-go if you played the original version of Overwatch. If this is your first rodeo, then purchasing the Watchpoint Pack for £34.99 / $39.99 in Overwatch 2 is a quick way of unlocking her, along with 34 other characters and a variety of skins and coins, along with the Season 1 Battle Pass. 

If you don’t want to dish out any extra cash, you can unlock Moira as part of the onboarding process but may take upwards of 100 games before she is finally unlocked.

Daniel Hollis
About the author
Daniel Hollis
Daniel is a former Guides Writer for GGRecon. Having originally focused on film journalism, he eventually made the jump to writing about games in 2020, writing for sites such as NME. Eurogamer, GamesRadar, Tech Radar, and more. After a short stint in PR, he is back in the world of games media writing about his favourite games, including Bioshock, Fable, or everything Fortnite and Xbox Game Pass related.
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