Ultimate Ability: Dragonblade
Transformation ultimate type
Melee ability type
1.17 swings per second
120 damage per hit
5 m range
8 m/s movement speed
Lasts 6 seconds

Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)


While his ultimate ability is activated, Genji's Shurikens are replaced with his blade. Genji can swing once per second, and it takes 1 second to unsheath and resheath the sword. Both Swift Strike and Deflect can be used during this time; Swift Strike's cooldown is reset upon activating this ability. Genji's ammo is also refilled upon completion of the ultimate.

Player-controlled Genji and an enemy Genji will shout "龍神の剣を喰らえ!" while an allied Genji will shout "The dragon becomes me!"


  • The Dragonblade is also known as 竜一文字, Genji's personal weapon, which no one else has ever been allowed to examine or repair.[1]
  • When Genji's skills were first introduced, the ability's shout was formerly "龍撃剣!".
  • When the Oni skin is equipped, a player-controlled/enemy Genji will shout "鬼の剣を喰らえ!" while an allied Genji will shout "The demon becomes me!"
    • Genji's Oni skin had a different ultimate quote which did not make it into in the game: "我に宿る龍よ!" [2]
  • When the Baihu skin is equipped, a player-controlled/enemy Genji will shout "白虎の剣を喰らえ!while an allied Genji will shout "The white tiger becomes me!"
    • The dragon is also changed into a tiger upon activation.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black August 9, 2018 Patch: Some ultimate abilities now restore ammunition after completion for some heroes.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 10, 2017 Patch: No longer interrupted when Genji is stunned or hacked.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 27, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that gave Genji’s Dragonblade ability a slightly increased swing speed while at a higher latency. Dragonblade’s default swing speed has been slightly increased to compensate. Fixed a bug that prevented Genji’s Dragonblade ability from registering hits correctly
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Duration of Genji's ultimate has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds


  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.30
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