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Tracer
Tracer

"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]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Reload Icon.png
D
Reload
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.

Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

  • Reload cannot be interrupted.
  • Tracer's effective attack speed with Reload is 5.0 per second.
Blink (Tracer) Icon.png
Q
Blink
Charge Cooldown: 9 / 0.125 seconds
Dash towards an area. Stores up to 3 charges.

Type: Movement: Dash
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping
Cast time: Instant
Range: 6.0
Missile speed: 60
Melee Icon.png
W
Melee
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 220 damage to a nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes. Gain 5% Pulse Bomb charge when using melee against an enemy, and 10% against Heroes.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target (automatic)
Cast time: Instant
Range: 2.35
Impact delay: 0.125 seconds

  • Cannot be activated, if there is no enemy within the cast range.
  • Cannot target enemies that are not visible.
  • Stops Tracer from Basic Attacking for .375 seconds upon activation.
Recall Icon.png
E
Recall
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.

Type: Status effect, Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Stasis

  • Can be cast while Rooted.
  • Tracer is put in Stasis for 0.75 seconds before reappearing, removing most debuffs and making her untargetable and immune to damage.
  • Teleport takes place 0.0625 seconds after the ability is cast.
  • The destination of Recall is visible to enemy Heroes.
Pulse Bomb Icon.png
R
Pulse Bomb
Fire a short range bomb that attaches to an enemy, if it hits them. The bomb explodes after 2 seconds dealing 360 damage to them and 180 damage to other nearby enemies.
This Ability is slowly charged over time by dealing damage to enemies with Basic Attacks and Melee.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 6.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 3.6
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius:
- Center: 0.75 (ground only)
- Outer: 2.5
Hitbox: 1.25x1.0
Missile speed: 32

  • The ability is available from the start of the game with 0% charge.
  • Basic Attacks grant 0.6% charge each. This amount is unaffected by any damage modifiers on Tracer or target.
  • Enemies that walk over the center of the bomb while it's on the ground are considered primary targets and take the same damage as if the bomb were attached to them.
  • Pulse Bomb will not attach to structures, and will instead go through or land under them.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Pulse Strike Icon.png
Pulse Strike
Increases Melee's Pulse Bomb charge from 10% to 20% against Heroes.
Slipstream Icon.png
Slipstream
Increases the amount of time Recalled by 1 second.
Tracer Rounds Icon.png
Tracer Rounds
Basic Attacks reveal enemies for 4 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Enemies

  • The Tracer Rounds debuff is removed by all abilities that manually apply Stealth.
4
Parting Gift Icon.png
Parting Gift
Recall leaves behind 3 bombs that deal 240 damage each to different targets.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Skillshot
Range: 4.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 0.5 (hitbox)
Missile speed: 6

  • The bombs are spread evenly in 120 degree intervals, one of them launched to the direction Tracer was facing when casting recall.
  • Enemies cannot get hit by any of the bombs more than once.
  • Bombs expire after 1 second.
Is That a Health Pack Icon.png
Is That a Health Pack?!
Increases Regeneration Globe and Healing Fountain healing by 100%.

Type: Healing modifier
Affects: Self
Untouchable Icon.png
Untouchable
❢ Quest: Takedowns increase Tracer's Basic Attack damage by 2%, up to 30%. These bonuses are lost on death.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Tracer's Basic Attack damage.
7
Jumper Icon.png
Jumper
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.

Properties: Attack Modifier
Spatial Echo Icon.png
Spatial Echo
Hero Takedowns grant 2 charges of Blink.
10
Sticky Bomb Icon.png
Sticky Bomb
Increases Pulse Bomb's radius by 50% and enemies hit are Slowed by 70% for 3 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
Bonus radius:
- Center: 0.375
- Outer: 1.25
Quantum Spike Icon.png
Quantum Spike
Pulse Bomb deals an additional 7% of the primary target's maximum Health.

Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies

  • Bonus damage from Quantum Spike is dealt in a separate instance.
Pulse Rounds Icon.png
Pulse Rounds
Increases Pulse Bomb's range and charge rate from Basic Attacks against Heroes by 100%.

Bonus range: 3.6
13
Bullet Spray Icon.png
Bullet Spray
Increases Melee's radius by 32%, and causes it to damage all enemies in range.

Bonus radius: 0.75

  • Additional enemies hit do not generate Pulse Bomb charge.
Ricochet Icon.png
Ricochet
Tracer's Basic Attacks have a 50% chance to hit another nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes.

Type: Physical damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier, Bounce
Radius: 5.0 (bounce)

  • The chance to trigger and selection of targets is random.
  • Ricocheting bullets may bounce to targets out of vision (such as in a bush or around a corner), but not Stealthed targets.
  • Ricocheting bullets benefit from talents enhancing Tracer's Basic Attacks, but they do not increase Pulse Bomb charge gained.
  • Ricocheting bullets do not grant more cooldown reduction from Bullet Time.
Leeching Rounds Icon.png
Leeching Rounds
Basic Attacks against Heroes heal Tracer for 20% of their damage dealt.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
16
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 roughly 6.15 per second.
  • The DPS increase from this talent is actually much closer to 23.08% than the given tooltip's listed 20%.
Focus Fire Icon.png
Focus Fire
If an entire ammo magazine is unloaded on an enemy, the last bullet will deal 91 bonus damage. This is equal to 35% of the total magazine.

Type: Physical damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self

  • Focus Fire doesn't activate, if Tracer doesn't attack the target for 2 seconds, even if the clip is the same.
  • Bonus damage can be affected by attack and damage modifiers, like Untouchable and Leeching Rounds.
  • Bonus damage from Focus Fire is dealt in a separate instance from the final Basic Attack, meaning that it cannot benefit from Ricochet.
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.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Does not stack with itself.
  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Tracer's Basic Attack damage.
20
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.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Knockback
Knockback duration: 0.375 seconds
Knockback speed: 24.375
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.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
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.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 6.00%
Affects: Enemies
  • Secondary bomb also has the effects of Pulse Bomb's Heroic upgrade.
  • Secondary bomb has its own base damage values (which are half of the originals), causing the damage reduction to stack multiplicatively with offensive damage modifiers.
  • The bonus damage from Quantum Spike is also 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
    Free
    Neon Green
    Tracer Royal Blue.jpg
    Free
    Royal Blue
    Tracer Throwback.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Throwback
    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
    Amber
    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
    Neon
    Tracer Spectre Amber.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Amber
    Tracer Spectre Cryo.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Cryo
    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
    Slipstream
    Tracer Turbo Hyper.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Hyper
    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
    Shard.png400
    Tracer Slip 'N Stream Hyper.jpg
    Shard.png400
    Hyper
    Tracer Slip 'N Stream Verdant.jpg
    Shard.png400
    Verdant
    Tracer Slip 'N Stream Azure.jpg
    Shard.png400
    Azure
    Tracer Slip 'N Stream Heatwave.jpg
    Shard.png400
    Heatwave

    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
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

    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
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Toy Soldier Tracer Portrait.png
    Toys II Toy Soldier Tracer
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    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
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

    Sprays[edit | edit source]

    Tracer Sprays
     
    Calavera de Tracer Spray.gif
    Nexomania Calavera de Tracer
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    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!
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Tracer Pixel Spray.png
    Tracer Pixel
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

    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:
    :trahappy:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Angry.png Tracer Angry :tracerangry:
    :traangry:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer ROFL.png Tracer ROFL :tracerlol:
    :tracerrofl:
    :tralol:
    :trarofl:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Cool.png Tracer Cool :tracercool:
    :tracool:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Sad.png Tracer Sad :tracersad:
    :trasad:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Oops.png Tracer Embarrassed :traceroops:
    :tracerembarrassed:
    :traoops:
    :traembarrassed:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Silly.png Tracer Silly :tracersilly:
    :trasilly:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Love.png Tracer in Love :tracerlove:
    :tracerinlove:
    :tralove:
    :trainlove:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Meh.png Tracer Speechless :tracermeh:
    :tracerspeechless:
    :trameh:
    :traspeechless:
    Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Surprised.png Tracer Surprised :tracerwow:
    :tracersurprised:
    :trawow:
    :trasurprised:

    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]

    Abilities[edit | edit source]

    Gameplay[edit | edit source]

    Videos[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    External links[edit | edit source]

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