Ultimate Ability: Transcendence
Channeled ultimate type
Area healing ability type
10 m radius
300 healing per second
11 m/s movement speed
Lasts 6 seconds

Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage, moves twice as fast, and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Experience tranquility."


During Transcendence, Zenyatta switches to third person mode where he cannot attack or use any other ability, is invulnerable to enemy fire, and has doubled movement speed. Any debuffs affecting him are removed upon activation. He is still vulnerable to knockback and stun effects, though neither will interrupt the ultimate.

Every ally within 10 meters and line of sight of Zenyatta will be healed for 300 healing per second, with a visual indicator on the ground that marks said radius. The healing is also blocked by all barriers. Zenyatta's ammo is refilled upon completion of the ultimate.

A Zenyatta on the enemy team will say "Pass into the Iris", while an allied and player-controlled Zenyatta says "Experience tranquility."


  • If the Cultist skin is equipped, a player-controlled and allied Zenyatta will say "Experience nothingness.", while an enemy Zenyatta will say "Pass into the unknown"
  • If the Nutcracker skin is equipped, a player-controlled and allied Zenyatta will say "Experience festivity."

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black August 9, 2018 Patch: Some ultimate abilities now restore ammunition after completion for some heroes.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 10, 2018 Patch: [UNDOCUMENTED] Friendly activation line with Cultist skin equipped reverted to "Experience nothingness."; Friendly activation line with Nutcracker skin equipped changed to "Experience festivity."
  • Overwatchemblem black October 17, 2017 Patch: [UNDOCUMENTED] Friendly activation line with Cultist skin equipped changed to "Experience oblivion."
  • Overwatchemblem black January 24, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Zenyatta’s Nutcracker skin from receiving a golden glow while using his Transcendence ultimate ability.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed healers to gain Ultimate charge more quickly than intended.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing overtime from being triggered while Zenyatta is using Transcendence.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 2, 2016 Patch: Zenyatta's Transcendence speed increase is now noted on the Hero Details screen.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch: Movement speed is now doubled upon activation; Healing amount increased from 200 to 300 health per second.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Now ignores payloads during Line of Sight checks.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 17, 2016 (beta) Patch: Transcendence now is able to remove Orb of Discord.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 8, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ultimate charge cost increased by 25%.

Zenyatta Navigation
General MainQuotesGallerySkins and WeaponsSprays
Abilities Orb of DestructionOrb of HarmonyOrb of DiscordTranscendence
Lore Organizations OmnicShambali
Character relationships Tekhartha MondattaGenji
Locations Nepal
Others Omnic CrisisIris