Zarya

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Zarya
Zarya
Basic Info
Title Defender of Russia
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Overwatch Overwatch
Type Ranged
Release Date September 27, 2016
Base Stats
Health 2315
Health Regen 4.83
Energy 100
Energy Regen -2.5
Armor
Speed 0
Attack Speed 4
Attack Range 4.5
Attack Damage 22
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 0
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Zarya, Defender of Russia, is a ranged warrior hero from the Overwatch universe. [1] Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly uses her strength to protect the ones she loves.

Zarya is a mid range tank who uses shields to protect herself and her allies. The damage absorbed by her shields increases her own damage.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Overwatch This section concerns content exclusive to the Overwatch universe.

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women, a celebrated athlete who sacrificed personal glory to protect her family, friends, and country in a time of war.

Aleksandra was born in a remote Siberian village that was on the front lines of the Omnic Crisis, which began some thirty years ago. Although Russian forces defeated the robots and shut down their omnium, the region was devastated by the conflict. Only a child at the time, Aleksandra was surrounded by the post-war destruction, and as she grew older, she swore that she would gain the strength to help her people recover.

Focusing on weightlifting and bodybuilding, Aleksandra was identified by the national athletics program as a potential star. She trained extensively, moving up the ranks while representing her country, and was expected to shatter longstanding records in the upcoming world championships.

But on the eve of the tournament, an attack came from the long-dormant Siberian omnium, and her village was thrust into war once again. Aleksandra immediately withdrew from the competition and rushed home to enlist in the local defense forces, sacrificing the life of fame and fortune she might have had. Now she serves—a symbol to some, a stalwart fellow soldier to others. But for Aleksandra, it is a chance to use her great strength to protect the ones she loves.[3]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Energy
Each time Zarya's Personal Barrier or Shield Ally absorbs 10 damage, her Energy is increased by 1. Each point of Energy increases Zarya's damage by 2%. After 0.5 seconds, Energy decays by 2.5 per second.
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Q
Particle Grenade
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Launch a particle grenade that deals 71 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the area. Deals 50% damage to Structures.
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W
Personal Barrier
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Gain a shield that absorbs 560 (+4% per level) damage for 3 seconds.
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E
Shield Ally
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Grants an allied Hero a shield that absorbs 420 (+4% per level) damage for 3 seconds.
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R
Graviton Surge
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.
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R
Expulsion Zone
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Launch a gravity bomb that deals 124 (+4% per level) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
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Demolitions Expert
❢ Quest: For every 5 enemy Heroes hit by Particle Grenade, its recharge rate lowers by 0.5 seconds, up to 4 seconds.
❢ Reward: Once Particle Grenade has hit 40 enemy Heroes, its radius is increased by 15%.
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Together We Are Strong
Every 9 damage (+4% per level) done by allies while under Shield Ally contributes 1 Energy, up to 30 Energy per shield.
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Feel the Heat
Zarya's Basic Attack deals 50% additional damage to enemies in melee range.
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Maximum Charge
Regen Globes now instantly grant 15 Energy.
❢ Quest: Spend 150 seconds at or above 50 Energy.
❢ Reward: Gain an additional 20 maximum Energy.
4
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I Am the Strongest
Personal Barrier absorbs an additional 140 (+4% per level) damage.
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Give Me Twenty
❢ Quest: Regeneration Globes increase Shield Ally absorb amount by 15, up to 300 permanently.
❢ Reward: After collecting 20 Regen Globes, permanently reduce the cooldown of Shield Ally by 3 seconds.
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Speed Barrier
Shield Ally increases the allied Hero's Movement Speed by 35% for the duration.
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Defensive Shielding
Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier and Shield Ally grant 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 6 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.
7
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Pinpoint Accuracy
Particle Grenade deals 40% more damage to enemies hit by the center of the blast.
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Explosive Barrier
Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier explodes, dealing 100 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.
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To the Limit
While above 50 Energy your Basic Attack size is increased by 35%.
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Hit Me
Damage absorbed by Zarya's Shields contributes 15% more Energy.
10
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Graviton Surge
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.
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Expulsion Zone
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Launch a gravity bomb that deals 124 (+4% per level) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.
13
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Unstoppable Competitor
Personal Barrier makes you Unstoppable for up to 2 seconds.
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Spell Barrier
Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier grants Zarya 75 Spell Armor for 3 Seconds, reducing the damage taken from Abilities by 75%.
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Endurance Training
While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya gains 20 Armor, reducing all damage taken by 20%.
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Pain is Temporary
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to consume all Energy and gain a shield that absorbs 0.5% of Zarya's maximum Health per Energy consumed and lasts for 3 seconds. Zarya may only have one personal shield active on herself at a time.
16
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Plasma Shock
Particle Grenade slows Movement Speed by 35% for 1.5 seconds to enemies near the center.
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Cleansing Shield
Causes Shield Ally to remove all disabling effects and reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds.
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Gain Train
Shield Ally now grants an untalented shield to a nearby ally upon impact.
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Born in Battle
While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya's cooldowns regenerate 25% faster.
20
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Gravity Kills
Increases Graviton Surge's duration by 1 second and causes it to deal 140 damage over the duration.
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Clear Out
Increases Expulsion Zone's radius by 15% and Zarya's maximum Energy temporarily increases by 10 per enemy Hero hit for 10 seconds.
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Grenadier
All Particle Grenade charges are returned at once.
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Unyielding Defender
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reset the cooldown of Personal Barrier and Shield Ally.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Defender of Russia
    • Backstory: Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly uses her strength to protect the ones she loves.
    • Price: 10,000g / $9.99 / 8.99
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: The Tobelstein Reactor is an emergent technology, and its full potential has yet to be tapped. Rumor has it that the Gravitic Harness is the next great advancement in energy projection.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Epic Thunder Guard
    • Backstory: Armed with their Mjolnir Cannons, Zarya Aleksdottir and the Thunder Guard serve as the Midgard megalopolis' last defense against the Jotunheim Republic and their frost golem army.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Zarya first appeared in Overwatch (2016).
  • Zarya is voiced by Dolya Gavanski.
  • Zarya was one of the two heroes revealed at Gamescom 2016.
  • Zarya hails from Russia, and is 28 years old.
  • Zarya was the second ranged warrior hero (the first being Rexxar).
  • Zarya's '512' tattoo refers to her weightlifting record of 512 kg (1128.7 lbs).
  • Zarya's "credit to the team" quote is a reference to the Heavy from Team Fortress 2.

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