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Melee attacks are attacks that take effect only within a short range of the hero, generally within arms' reach. Melee attacks pierce barriers and affects all enemies in range.

Quick Melee[]


Quick melee does 30 damage, is active for 0.5 seconds, and has a range of 2.5 meters, and has a cooldown of 1 second. This cooldown starts as soon as the attack is used and is not affected by the melee being interrupted.

Quick melee is available to all heroes, except Reinhardt and Brigitte who have their own melee attacks. Additionally, Torbjörn is unable to perform a quick melee while he has his Forge Hammer equipped, but he can when he has his Rivet Gun equipped. Similarly, Genji and Winston will be unable to perform a quick melee while using Dragonblade and Primal Rage, respectively, but can use quick melee otherwise. For the above heroes, attempting to use quick melee will yield no result, with exception to Brigitte, who will use her Rocket Flail.

Special Melee Attacks[]

Hero Weapon Damage Recovery Icon Official Description
Brigitte Rocket Flail 35 0.6 seconds Rocket Flail.png Brigitte's melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
Genji Dragonblade 110 0.9 seconds Ability-genji4.png Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver high-damage strikes to any targets within his reach.
Reinhardt Rocket Hammer 85 0.95 seconds Ability-reinhardt1.png Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer is an exemplary melee weapon, able to deal punishing damage in a wide arc with every swing.
Torbjörn Forge Hammer 55 0.85 seconds Ability-torbjorn2.png Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.
Winston Primal Rage 40 0.66 seconds Ability-winston4.png Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only perform melee and Jump Pack attacks.