Swift Strike
Damaging movement type
50 damage
15 m range
37 m/s movement speed
Lasts ~0.4 seconds
8-second cooldown
✘ Cannot headshot
Genji darts forward, slashing with his wakizashi and passing through foes in his path. If Genji eliminates a target, he can instantly use this ability again.
Default Key: (PC LShift, PS L1, XB LB)


Genji dashes in the direction he is facing, including vertically. If Genji hits a wall or the floor, he will stop where he collided with it.

If Genji kills an enemy or gets an assist, Swift Strike's cooldown is reset, allowing him to use it again. Swift Strike's cooldown will also be reset upon casting Dragonblade.

Swift Strike is unable to bypass or destroy traps, and activates the same way if Genji were to walk over the trap.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: No longer deals damage to traps like Widowmaker's Venom Mine or Junkrat's Steel Trap; No longer bypasses Junkrat's Steel Trap; No longer interrupts quick melee attacks
  • Overwatchemblem black November 20, 2015 (beta) Patch: Impact damage has been slightly increased; Damage-over-time effect has been removed.

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