Brigitte Playstyle

Last updated on Mar 11, 2018 at 13:31 by Mournflakes 3 comments

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On this page, you will find out how to properly play Brigitte. From general playstyle advice, to more specific advice like ultimate usage or combos, we tell you everything we think matters to master your hero.

The other pages of our Brigitte guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.


Introduction to Brigitte

When playing Brigitte, getting the most out of her playstyle is fairly simple: run in with teammates, strike enemies with your abilities, use Rally at opportune times, and win the game. Her lack of skill shots, albeit Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot, and her easy mechanics make her a pretty straightforward hero. However, that does not mean players utilizing her abilities should fight without using their brains. Use these Ability Chain combos to get the most out of your Brigitte play.


Offensive Combos for Brigitte

We are going to give you the combo first, then we will break down the reasoning behind the combo and when to utilize the combo situationally.

  1. Walk to enemy using Barrier Shield Icon Barrier Shield.
  2. Strike enemy using Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash.
  3. Use Rocket Flail Icon Rocket Flail to attack and trigger Inspire Icon Inspire.
  4. Use Barrier Shield Icon Barrier Shield if you get low to recover health from Inspire.
  5. Use Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot to finish enemy.
  6. Use Repair Pack Icon Repair Pack to heal ally if needed.

This bread-and-butter Ability Chain is practically always the combo for Brigitte players who are looking to deal damage while healing themselves/allies. This combo can be used when Brigitte is attacked by a Flanker in one-on-one scenarios, or when Brigitte is rolling onto a Point with her team.

  1. Use Repair Pack Icon Repair Pack to heal ally.
  2. Use Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot to engage enemy, triggering Inspire.
  3. Walk to enemy using Barrier Shield Icon Barrier Shield.
  4. Strike enemy using Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash.
  5. Use Rocket Flail Icon Rocket Flail to attack and trigger Inspire Icon Inspire.
  6. Use Barrier Shield Icon Barrier Shield if you get low to recover health from Inspire.
  7. Use Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot to finish.

This variation of the bread-and-butter should be used when allies are injured before the fight begins. Using Whip Shot at the start of the fight will trigger Inspire, which will heal your allies before they take on enemies.


Crowd Control for Brigitte

Whip Shot should be used in a number of scenarios where enemies need to be Crowd Controled. One scenario is when an ally is close to death and is unable to outrun the aggressor. Brigitte can throw her Whip Shot to push back an enemy while simultaneously triggering Inspire Icon Inspire for her teammate who is Low. Whip Shot can also be used to push back enemies who are advancing with the intent to kill. Whip Shot is a great counter to Reinhardt's Charge Icon Charge, Genji's Dragonblade Icon Dragonblade, and on an enemy who has Ana's Nano Boost Icon Nano Boost.

Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash is an important part of Brigitte's crowd control abilities. Brigitte can use Shield Bash to punish an enemy who went to Deep. Additionally, Brigitte can use her Shield Bash to crowd control enemies from using charge abilities. Shield Bash can be used to stop abilities like Moira's Coalescence Icon Coalescence, McCree's Deadeye Icon Deadeye and Roadhog's Take A Breather Icon Take A Breather.


Defensive Maneuvers for Brigitte

As Brigitte's kit is mostly defensive, there are a variety of techniques that players should know to keep their teammates safe. Starting with Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot and Rocket Flail Icon Rocket Flail, Brigitte can trigger Inspire to heal allies. Therefore, Brigitte can dish out 90 damage fairly quickly, heal allies, and continue fighting in the fray.

If you are trying to help a teammate escape from damage, there are a couple of combos available.

  1. Use Repair Pack Icon Repair Pack to keep ally alive.
  2. Use Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot to push enemy away
  3. Use Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash to jump in front of ally.
  4. Walk backwards out of the fight with Barrier Shield Icon Barrier Shield engaged.

This combo should be used to help an ally from far away when he or she wants to exit the fight. The Repair Pack heals the ally for a huge amount, buying them time to run to safety. Using Whip Shot knocks an enemy Tank or Flanker away from your teammate as they make their escape. Last but not least, Shield Bash is used to jump in front of your ally, protecting them from incoming enemy fire.

  1. Use Repair Pack Icon Repair Pack to keep ally alive.
  2. Use Rocket Flail Icon Rocket Flail to trigger Inspire Icon Inspire, healing your ally.
  3. Use Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash to stun enemy.
  4. Use Whip Shot Icon Whip Shot if enemy tries to Back Out.

This defensive combo keeps an ally alive when an enemy (or group of enemies) Jumps onto him or her. Repair Pack protects your ally as you engage the enemy. Using Rocket Flail on the assailants triggers Inspire, which puts out healing for you and your teammate. Shield Bash should be used to knock an enemy away from your ally or to stop them from using a dangerous ability. Whip Shot can be used to cleanup enemy if they try to run. This devastating combo turns an easy target into Fort Knox, allowing your ally to outmaneuver the enemy and allowing the two of you to take control of the fight.


Ultimate Usage for Brigitte

Brigtte's Rally is fairly straightforward, and there are only two main situations when Rally should be utilized. Rally can be used as a sign to teammates that it is time to advance on the Point or Payload. Brigitte's Rally instills confidence in your team that you are going to capture an objective with her ultimate.

Brigitte's Rally should also be used at the start of an enemy attack should that attack not be fueled by devastating enemy ultimates. As Brigitte's ultimate needs time to assist allies, using her ultimate when the enemy team is already upon you may be a poor choice. For example, using Rally when an enemy Zarya uses Graviton Surge Icon Graviton Surge may be a poor decision depending on the enemies distance from your team. If the enemy team is close to you and they use Graviton Surge, your team will likely die before you have the chance to effectively use Rally. Other enemy ultimates that Brigitte should not React to with Rally are: Pharah's Barrage Icon Barrage, Tracer's Pulse Bomb Icon Pulse Bomb, Reinhardt's Earthshatter Icon Earthshatter, Reaper's Death Blossom Icon Death Blossom, D.Va's Self-Destruct Icon Self-Destruct, McCree's Deadeye Icon Deadeye.

Situationally, Brigitte should respond to the following enemy ultimates with Rally: All enemy Support ultimates, Roadhog's Whole Hog Icon Whole Hog, Winston's Primal Rage Icon Primal Rage, Orisa's Supercharger Icon Supercharger, Torbjörn's Molten Core Icon Molten Core, Junkrat's RIP-Tire Icon RIP-Tire, Bastion's Configuration: Tank Icon Configuration: Tank, Soldier: 76's Tactical Visor Icon Tactical Visor, Hanzo's Dragonstrike Icon Dragonstrike Doomfist's Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike, and last (super situational) Genji's Dragonblade Icon Dragonblade.

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