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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Moira's biotic abilities enable her to contribute healing or damage in any crisis. While [[Biotic Grasp]] gives Moira short-range options, her [[Biotic Orb]]s contribute longer-range, hands-off damage and healing; she can also [[Fade]] to escape groups or remain close to allies in need of support. Once she's charged [[Coalescence]], Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies.
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Moira's biotic abilities enable her to contribute healing or damage in any crisis. While [[#Biotic Grasp|Biotic Grasp]] gives Moira short-range options, her [[#Biotic Orb|Biotic Orbs]] contribute longer-range, hands-off damage and healing; she can also [[#Fade|Fade]] to escape groups or remain close to allies in need of support. Once she's charged [[#Coalescence|Coalescence]], Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies.
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==

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Moira

Moira.png

"Science will reveal the truth."

Real Name
Moira O'Deorain
Status
Active
Age
48
Nationality
IrelandIrish
Occupation
Geneticist
Base
Dublin, Ireland; Oasis, Iraq
Affiliation
Overwatch (formerly)
Blackwatch (formerly)
Talon (council member)
Genevieve O'Reilly [1] (English)
Quotes
Quotation page
Role
Support
Health
200

Moira is a Support hero in Overwatch.

Overview

Moira's biotic abilities enable her to contribute healing or damage in any crisis. While Biotic Grasp gives Moira short-range options, her Biotic Orbs contribute longer-range, hands-off damage and healing; she can also Fade to escape groups or remain close to allies in need of support. Once she's charged Coalescence, Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies.

Abilities

Biotic Grasp
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Ability Moira Biotic Grasp.png
Type
Weapon (Primary Fire)
Aim Type
Beam
Using her left hand, Moira expends biotic energy to heal allies in front of her.
Healing:
80 health per second
Projectile speed:
30 meters per second
Max. range:
15 meters
Ammo:
Up to 9 seconds
Reload time:
45 seconds recharging
9 seconds when dealing damage
Details:
  • After she stops healing there is a heal over time for a short duration; it will heal 50 health over the course of three seconds (16.66 health / s for three seconds).
  • The healing can heal multiple allies.


Biotic Grasp
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Ability Moira Biotic Grasp.png
Type
Weapon (Secondary Fire)
Aim Type
Target Locked Beam
Her right hand fires a long-range beam weapon that saps enemies’ health, healing Moira and replenishing her biotic energy.
Damage:
50 per second
Max. range:
20 meters
Ammo:
Headshot:
Details:
  • Moira's secondary fire will heal her for 61% of the damage she deals (tested on training bots; killing one training bot heals for 122 health).

  • Biotic Orb
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    Ability Moira Biotic Orb.png
    10 seconds
    Type
    Ability
    Moira launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies.
    Damage:
    200 total
    Healing:
    300 total
    Projectile speed:
    20 meters per second
    Duration:
    10 seconds, or until depleted
    Cooldown:
    10 seconds
    Headshot:


    Fade
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    Ability Moira Fade.png
    6 seconds
    Type
    Ability
    Moira quickly teleports a short distance while invulnerable to damage.
    Move. speed:
    18.75 meters per second
    Duration:
    0.8 second
    Cooldown:
    6 seconds
    Details:
    • Moira cannot be healed or take damage while in this form.


    Coalescence
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    Ability Moira Coalescence.png
    ?
    Type
    Ultimate Ability
    Aim Type
    Beam
    Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies.
    Damage:
    70 per second
    Healing:
    140 health per second
    Move. speed:
    9 meters per second
    Max. range:
    30 meters
    Duration:
    8 seconds
    Headshot:


    Strategy

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    Weapons & Abilities

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    Story

    "Science will reveal the truth."
    Moira

    Equal parts brilliant and controversial, scientist Moira O'Deorain is on the cutting edge of genetic engineering, searching for a way to rewrite the fundamental building blocks of life. Though O'Deorain will go to any lengths to make scientific breakthroughs, her work is still unknown to most of the world. But now that she has been freed from all constraints, it is only a matter of time before everything changes.[2]

    O'Deorain has a negative view on Overwatch, claiming that it was responsible for stifling scientific advancement for decades.[3] She has no interest in world conquest, but is rather simply interested in humanity.[4]

    Background

    We are bedevilled by the mysteries of creation. Science can reveal the truths that lie behind these many questions. What we learn can unlock the true potential of humanity.
    ~ Moira O'Deorain

    O'Deorain conducts her research

    Over a decade ago, O'Deorain made waves when she published a controversial paper detailing a methodology for creating custom genetic programs that could alter DNA at a cellular level. It seemed like a promising step toward overcoming diseases and disorders and maximizing human potential. Dissent among her peers soon followed. Many considered her work to be dangerous because of its perceived ethical shortfalls, and O'Deorain was even accused of having the same unchecked desire for scientific advancement that some believed had caused the Omnic Crisis. In addition, other geneticists were unable to reproduce the results of Moira's research, which further called her discoveries into question. Instead of kickstarting her career, her paper seriously damaged her reputation.[2] Overwatch was among those who condemned her research, and in O'Deorain's own words, tried to silence her.[3]

    O'Deorain experiments on Reyes

    She received a lifeline in an offer from an unlikely source: Overwatch's covert ops division, Blackwatch. She continued her work in the shadows while developing new weapons and technologies for the organization.[2] Freed from her shackles, her genetic research greatly accelerated. Among her experiments was one done on Blackwatch commander Gabriel Reyes.[3] Her experiments on Reyes gave him super-human abilities, causing his cells to regenerate and decay at a hyper-accelerated rate.[5] Her employment was a closely kept secret, until it was uncovered during inquiries following the Venice incident. Many high-ranking Overwatch officials disavowed all knowledge of her affiliation with them.

    O'Deorain, now a member of Talon

    After Overwatch was disbanded, O'Deorain was forced to turn to unconventional sources of funding. This time, she was invited to join the scientific collective that had founded the city of Oasis, and was selected to be their Minister of Genetics.[6] Yet some whispered that the shadowy Talon organization had already been supporting her for years, aiding her experiments in exchange for utilizing the results for their own purposes.[2] By the time of Doomfist's return to Talon (or after his return), Moira apparently had a seat on Talon's inner council.[3]

    Achievements

    Trivia

    • Moira was announced as the 26th playable hero for Overwatch at Blizzcon 2017.
    • Moira is an Anglicisation of the Irish name Máire, ultimately derived from the biblical Mary, as well as a Greek name meaning "fate." O'Deorain is an Irish name meaning "descendant of the exile."
    • The day before her reveal, new documents were added to the Oasis map, including a confidential file labeled "SOLDIER ID: 24" and research papers labeled "Draft: Repairing Degenerative Genetic Structures," hinting at Moira's occupation and involvement with Reaper.
    • There is a story behind Moira's decrepit right hand, hinted to be the result of coming into contact with an anomalous genetic experiment.[6]

    Development

    Early concept art of Moira.

    Moira's early ideation began with a combination of both gameplay and story ideas, stemming from strong player demand for a new support healer. Their initial goal was to introduce a shady, morally ambiguous healer to contrast with the existing "benevolent healer" archetypes already in the game. Initial concepts gravitated towards a set of designs with a mysterious androgynous appeal, with the first iteration being outfitted with a set of four mechanical tentacles. Feeling that the tentacles would be difficult to incorporate into gameplay, they progressed to a more conventional, toned-down design with a two-handed spray cannon and began incorporating scientific apparatuses such as tubes and cannisters into her look, but felt that her silhouette became too similar to Zarya's.

    Thumbnails exploring different looks and weapons for Moira, including one inspired by the Omniblade (far right).

    At this point they produced a number of thumbnails to experiment with different weapons and costumes while retaining her gaunt, androgynous appearance, with several that wielded a various clawed gloves and gauntlets, as well as a concept inspired by Sombra's original Omniblade design, incorporating baggy sleeves and throwable syringes. The latter design also introduced the idea of a duality between her left and right hands, with one used to deal damage and the other to heal. Elements from these thumbnails were pulled together to create her final design, incorporating the earlier scientific details with a color-changing liquid to differentiate her healing and damage dealing abilities.

    Moira's initial gameplay design involved her having a large health pool, which she would spend as a resource to heal allies while draining health from enemies, but it proved to be too difficult to balance. In her final design she instead uses seperate Regeneration and Decay versions of her abilities, with her Biotic Grasp: Decay ability leeching health from enemies and enhancing the effectiveness of her Regeneration abilities. Because she is one of the few characters in the game to have both hands visible on screen at all times, great care was taken with her animations to convey how these different abilities worked and reflected her design and personality. Her Fade ability was also designed to be similar to Reaper's Wraith Form, showing that the two characters are connected. The original version of her ultimate ability was a transformation that involved biotic energy swirling around her and gave her a beam that could both heal and damage, but as the beam was the most interesting aspect of the ability they decided to make it her ultimate's sole focus.[6]

    Videos

    Official

    Curse

    Patch notes history

    For more information, see Patch Notes

    References

    1. Michael Chu on Twitter""
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Moira, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2017-04-11
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 2017-11-03, Moira Origin Story | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-04-11
    4. 2017-11-03, BLIZZCON 2017: NEW DETAILS ON OVERWATCH HERO MOIRA AND BLIZZARD WORLD MAP. IGN, accessed on 2017-11-04
    5. Reaper, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-12-15
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 2017-11-3, Blizzcon 2017 Overwatch: What's New Panel

    External links


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