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"Cheers, love! The cavalry's here!"

Basic Info
Title Agent of Overwatch
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Overwatch Overwatch
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date April 19, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1280
Health Regen 5.332
Resource 10 Ammo
Unit Radius 0.625
Attack Speed 8.0
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 26
Data Page

Tracer, the Agent of Overwatch, is a Ranged Assassin hero from the Overwatch universe. Lena Oxton (call sign: Tracer) is an adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. With the ability to alter her own time at will, she fights the good fight wherever she goes – even the Nexus. Bending space and time, Tracer is an extremely mobile and deadly teammate. Don’t worry, loves. The cavalry’s here.[1]

Tracer is a mobile Assassin who picks off straggling enemies, finishing them off.

Background[edit | edit source]

Overwatch This section concerns content exclusive to the Overwatch universe.

The former Overwatch agent known as Tracer is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good.

Lena Oxton (call sign: "Tracer") was the youngest person ever inducted into Overwatch's experimental flight program. Known for her fearless piloting skills, she was handpicked to test the prototype of a teleporting fighter, the Slipstream. But during its first flight, the aircraft's teleportation matrix malfunctioned, and it disappeared. Lena was presumed dead.

She reappeared months later, but her ordeal had greatly changed her: her molecules had been desynchronized from the flow of time. Suffering from "chronal disassociation," she was a living ghost, disappearing for hours and days at a time. Even for the brief moments she was present, she was unable to maintain physical form.

Overwatch's doctors and scientists were stumped, and Tracer's case seemed hopeless until a scientist named Winston designed the chronal accelerator, a device capable of keeping Tracer anchored in the present. In addition, it gave Tracer the ability to control her own time, allowing her to speed it up and slow it down at will. With her newfound skills, she became one of Overwatch's most effective agents.

Since Overwatch's dissolution, Tracer has continued to right wrongs and fight the good fight wherever the opportunity presents itself.[2]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Tracer is an extremely mobile Ranged Assassin who picks off straggling enemies, finishing them off. Due to her fragility, she relies on her Abilities to constantly reposition and outmaneuver enemy forces. With her high burst damage and many escapes, she can be a nuisance to the enemy backline.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Reload Icon.png
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Tracer can Basic Attack while moving, and after attacking 10 times she needs to reload over 0.75 seconds. Tracer can manually reload early by activating Reload.
  • Tracer's effective attack speed with Reload is 5.0/s.
Blink (Tracer) Icon.png
Charge Cooldown: 9 seconds
Dash towards an area. Stores up to 3 charges.
Melee Icon.png
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 220 (+4% per level) damage to a nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes. Gain 5% Pulse Bomb charge when using melee against an enemy, and 10% against Heroes.
Recall Icon.png
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Tracer returns to the position she was at 3 seconds ago, refilling her ammo, and removing all negative status effects from herself.
  • Tracer is put in Stasis for 0.75 seconds, removing most debuffs and making her untargetable and immune to damage.
  • The destination of Recall is visible to enemy Heroes
Pulse Bomb Icon.png
Pulse Bomb
Fire a short range bomb that attaches to an enemy, if it hits them. The bomb explodes after 2 seconds dealing 360 (+6% per level) damage to them and 180 (+6% per level) damage to other nearby enemies.
This Ability is slowly charged over time by dealing damage to enemies with Basic Attacks and Melee.
  • The ability is available from the start of the game as long as you have enough charge to activate it.
  • Emptying one clip grants total of 6% charge regardless of damage dealt or the enemy.
  • Enemies that walk over the middle of the bomb are considered primary targets and take the same damage as if the bomb was attached to them.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Pulse Strike Icon.png
Pulse Strike
Increases Melee's Pulse Bomb charge from 10% to 20% against Heroes.
Slipstream Icon.png
Increases the amount of time Recalled by 1 second.
Tracer Rounds Icon.png
Tracer Rounds
Basic Attacks reveal enemies for 4 seconds.
Parting Gift Icon.png
Parting Gift
Recall leaves behind 3 bombs that deal 240 (+4% per level) damage each to different targets.
  • The bombs are spread evenly in 120 degree intervals so that one of them is launched to the direction Tracer was facing when casting recall.
  • An enemy can only get hit by any of the bombs once.
Is That a Health Pack Icon.png
Is That a Health Pack?!
Increases Regeneration Globe and Healing Fountain healing by 100%.
Untouchable Icon.png
❢ Quest: Takedowns increase your Basic Attack damage by 2%, up to 30%. These bonuses are lost on death.
Jumper Icon.png
Increases Blink's charges by 1, but also increases Blink's cooldown by 2 seconds..
Bullet Time Icon.png
Bullet Time
Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Blink by 0.15 seconds.
Spatial Echo Icon.png
Spatial Echo
Hero Takedowns grant 2 charges of Blink.
Sticky Bomb Icon.png
Sticky Bomb
Increases Pulse Bomb's radius by 50% and enemies hit are Slowed by 70% for 3 seconds.
Quantum Spike Icon.png
Quantum Spike
Pulse Bomb deals an additional 7% of the primary target's maximum Health.
Pulse Rounds Icon.png
Pulse Rounds
Increases Pulse Bomb's range and charge rate from Basic Attacks against Heroes by 100%.
Bullet Spray Icon.png
Bullet Spray
Increases Melee's radius by 40%, and causes it to damage all enemies in range.
  • Additional enemies hit do not increase charge gained.
Ricochet Icon.png
Your Basic Attacks have a 50% chance to hit another nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes.
  • Ricochet has 5 range and bounce chance is true random.
  • Ricocheting bullets benefit from the Tracer Rounds talent, but they do not increase charge gained.
Leeching Rounds Icon.png
Leeching Rounds
Your Basic Attacks against Heroes heal you for 20% of their damage dealt.
  • Heal amount is calculated after Armor reductions and other damage multipliers.
Sleight of Hand Icon.png
Sleight of Hand
Reduces Reload time by 50%. This equals 20% more damage per second.
  • Increases Tracer's effective attack speed to 6.15/s.
Focus Fire Icon.png
Focus Fire
If an entire ammo magazine is unloaded on an enemy, the last bullet will deal 94 (+4% per level) bonus damage. This is equal to 35% of the total magazine.
  • Focus Fire doesn't activate, if Tracer doesn't attack the target for 2 seconds, even if the clip is the same.
  • Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance of Physical Damage.
  • Bonus damage is multiplied by Untouchable.
  • Leeching Rounds heals from the bonus damage instance.
Locked and Loaded Icon.png
Locked and Loaded
Reactivate Reload within the last 50% of its cast time to increase Tracer's Basic Attack damage by 40% for that magazine.
Get Stuffed! Icon.png
Get Stuffed!
Reduces Melee's cooldown by 3 seconds. Hitting an enemy with Melee who is stuck with a Pulse Bomb causes the bomb to instantly explode and knocks the target away.
  • Knockback distance is 9
Total Recall Icon.png
Total Recall
Recall's cooldown is increased by 8 seconds, but it heals you equal to the amount of Health you lost during that time.
Composition B Icon.png
Composition B
If you successfully stick a Pulse Bomb to an enemy Hero, you also drop another one at their feet that deals 50% damage and explodes slightly earlier.
  • Secondary bomb also has the effects of Pulse Bomb's Heroic upgrade.
  • The bonus damage from Quantum Spike is exceptionally halved in the secondary bomb.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Tracer Skins
Rare Agent of Overwatch
Backstory: Lena Oxton (call sign: "Tracer"), is both an adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. With the ability to alter her own time at will, she fights the good fight wherever she goes -- even the Nexus. Don't worry, loves. The cavalry's finally here.
Notes: Tracer is free with the purchase of Overwatch: Origins Edition.
Tracer Agent of Overwatch.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Agent of Overwatch
Tracer Neon Green.jpg
Neon Green
Tracer Royal Blue.jpg
Royal Blue
Tracer Throwback.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Epic Ghost
Backstory: Most who undergo training at the Ghost Academy come out of it with a grim outlook on life. The fact that Tracer didn't is a testament to her mental and emotional fortitude.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Tracer Ghost.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tracer Ghost Amber.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Epic Spectre
Backstory: While terrazine exposure greatly enhances psionic powers, Tracer's ability to manipulate her own space-time is considered a unique gift even among her fellow Spectres.
Features: Themed abilities, altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Tracer Spectre.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tracer Spectre Neon.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tracer Spectre Amber.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tracer Spectre Cryo.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Rare Turbo
Backstory: Tracer's teleporting fighter, the Slipstream, disappeared during its initial test flight. The unexpected discovery of its engine within the Nexus has allowed her to significantly bolster her weaponry.
Tracer Turbo.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Tracer Turbo Slipstream.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Tracer Turbo Hyper.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Tracer Turbo Hot Rod.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Hot Rod
Tracer Event Skins
Epic Slip 'N Stream Sun's Out, Guns Out
Backstory: Cheers, love! The party's here!
Features: Themed abilities and animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Tracer Slip 'N Stream.jpg
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Hyper.jpg
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Verdant.jpg
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Azure.jpg
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Heatwave.jpg

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Tracer Portraits
Bright Tracer Portrait.png
Bright Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Carbot Tracer Portrait.png
Carbot Tracer
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cinematic Tracer Portrait.png
Cinematic Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Ghost Tracer Portrait.png
Ghost Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Mecha Pilot Tracer Portrait.png
MechaStorm II Mecha Pilot Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Mecha Tracer Portrait.png
MechaStorm II Mecha Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Not-A-Shark Portrait.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Not-A-Shark

Punk Tracer Portrait.png
Punk Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Slip 'N Stream Tracer Portrait.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Slip 'N Stream Tracer
Tracer Hero Portrait.png
Tracer Hero
Tracer Mastery Portrait.png
Tracer Mastery
Track and Field Tracer Portrait.png
Track and Field Tracer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Witchin' Time Tracer Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Witchin' Time Tracer

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Tracer Sprays
Calavera de Tracer Spray.gif
Nexomania Calavera de Tracer
Carbot Tracer Spray.png
Carbot Tracer
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Emoji Tracer Spray.gif
Emoji Tracer
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Pew! Pew! Pew! Spray.png
Pew! Pew! Pew!
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
The Party's Here! Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out The Party's Here!

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Tracer Pack 1 Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Happy.png Tracer Pack 2 Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Happy.png Tracer Happy :tracerhappy:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Angry.png Tracer Angry :tracerangry:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer ROFL.png Tracer ROFL :tracerlol:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Cool.png Tracer Cool :tracercool:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Sad.png Tracer Sad :tracersad:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Oops.png Tracer Embarrassed :traceroops:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Silly.png Tracer Silly :tracersilly:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Love.png Tracer in Love :tracerlove:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Meh.png Tracer Speechless :tracermeh:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Surprised.png Tracer Surprised :tracerwow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tracer/Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tracer was the first hero from the Overwatch franchise to enter the Nexus, and she appeared in Heroes of the Storm a month before Overwatch was released.
  • Tracer is voiced by British drama actress Cara Theobold.
  • It was revealed that Tracer would be added to Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon 2015.[3]
  • Those who prepurchased a digital copy of Overwatch: Origins Edition gained access to Tracer on April 19, 2016. She became available for sale to everyone as of April 26, 2016.[1]
  • Tracer is the first Overwatch hero in the game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

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