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Protective Barrier
Arcing projectile type
600 barrier HP
25 m/s projectile speed
Lasts 20 seconds
10-second cooldown
Orisa throws out a stationary barrier that can protect her and her allies from enemy fire.
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For information about which attacks can pierce the barrier, see Barrier.

Orisa launches an arcing projectile which places a stationary semi-dome barrier where it lands. If the projectile hits a wall before landing, it will ricochet and alter the barrier's position. Despite being a projectile, it cannot be deflected or deleted. The barrier functions as any normal barrier and has 600 HP with a duration of 20 seconds. The ability has a cooldown time of 10 seconds, meaning Orisa can replace the barrier before its time runs out.

The barrier cannot be deflected by Genji's Deflect or consumed by D.VA's Defense Matrix

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png December 10, 2019 Patch: Health reduced from 900 to 600.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 15, 2019 Patch: Barrier cooldown increased from 9 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 9, 2018 Patch: Updated visuals for all shields and barriers to increase readability.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png August 29, 2017 Patch: Barrier size increase by 20; Barrier shape has been changed to allow for more coverage from enemies that are below the barrier.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png May 23, 2017 Patch: Cooldown reduced from 12 seconds to 8 seconds
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