Symmetra Synergies and Matchups

Last updated on Jul 02, 2018 at 14:33 by Mournflakes 14 comments

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On this page, we list the good and bad matchups for Symmetra. More specifically, we list the heroes that Symmetra synergizes well with, the heroes that counter Symmetra, and those that Symmetra is strong against.

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


Synergies for Symmetra


Reinhardt & Symmetra

Reinhardt Reinhardt is arguably one of the best characters to pair with Symmetra for a couple of reasons. First, Reinhardt's Barrier Field Icon Barrier Field helps Symmetra stay near the frontline and build up Photon Barrier Icon Photon Barrier damage. Second, Symmetra can place her Sentry Turret Icon Sentry Turrets near Reinhardt's position to protect him from enemy flankers. Third, Symmetra's Teleporter Icon Teleporter is an amazing tool when used with Reinhardt. It can be used to help Reinhardt quickly move to a high ground position, to teleport a Charge Icon Charge to an unsuspecting location to catch an enemy off guard, and to move Reinhardt behind an enemy team for an easy Earthshatter Icon Earthshatter.


Reaper & Symmetra

Reaper When it comes to playing Reaper, his number one issue is having to survive to get close enough to deal damage. If the enemy team is smart, they will often position themselves in such a way that Reaper will have to expose himself to get to an effective distance for his Hellfire Shotguns Icon Hellfire Shotguns to make an impact. However, Symmetra changes all of this. With Symmetra's Teleporter, Reaper can easily reach high ground positions, or teleport next to enemy healers. Additionally, Reaper can begin a use of Death Blossom Icon Death Blossom and use Symmetra's Teleporter to drop behind a team's defenses with little to no effort.


Doomfist & Symmetra

Doomfist Doomfist is a highly mobile character thanks to his abilities, but Doomfist's damage is also integrally entwined to his abilities, which means he often loses DPS when he uses his abilities to get in a productive position. However, Symmetra's Teleporter lets Doomfist save his abilities to deal damage rather than get into position, which can make for a seemingly overpowered champion when he engages with all of his abilities at his disposal.


Symmetra Counters


Winston & Symmetra

Winston Winston is an aggressive pick against Symmetra, but he can truly disrupt her ability to help her team. Winston is a great counter to Symmetra for a number of reasons. First, he can use his Jump Pack Icon Jump Pack to fly past Symmetra's Sentry Turret Icon Sentry Turrets, neglecting them entirely. Second, Winston's ability to jump on Symmetra gives her no time to charge up her Photon Projector Icon Photon Projector, which can lead to Symmetra having low damage to defend herself with. Third, Winston can force Symmetra to use her Teleporter to escape from his attack. Anytime Winston can get Symmetra to use her Teleporter defensively, he wins the trade. Fourth, Winston can easily destroy multiple turrets with his Tesla Cannon Icon Tesla Cannon, with little to fear from their damage output.


Doomfist & Symmetra

Doomfist Although Doomfist is greatly aided by Symmetra's Teleporter Icon Teleporter, he is also one of the best heroes to use against her. When Symmetra places a Teleporter in the enemies' field of vision, Doomfist can simply channel his Rocket Punch Icon Rocket Punch and aim it at the Teleporter, dealing massive damage to whoever uses the Teleporter first. Additionally, although Symmetra sits with ally tanks, Doomfist's mobility allows him to easily descend on her position and take her out before the enemy team can do much to stop him. Lastly, Symmetra's Photon Barrier Icon Photon Barrier does nothing to prevent Doomfist's damage, which means he totally negates its utilization.


Tracer & Symmetra

Brigitte Brigitte is arguably one of the better healers to play against Symmetra for the following reasons. First, she can use her Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash to stun an enemy who uses Symmetra's Teleporter, making them an easy target for the rest of her team. Second, Brigitte's Rally Icon Rally helps her team storm through enemy choke points, which means she can easily help her team sustain themselves until they get past a defensive Photon Barrier Icon Photon Barrier. Third, Symmetra has to be on the frontlines to deal damage, but Brigitte can easily take her on 1 v 1 thanks to her Barrier Shield Icon Barrier Shield.


Symmetra Is Strong Against


Orisa & Symmetra

Orisa Although Orisa is similar to Reinhardt, her Protective Barrier Icon Protective Barrier, once placed, is stationary. Symmetra can wait until Orisa places her barrier, then use her Teleporter Icon Teleporter to transport her team to a location behind Orisa's barrier, thus making her defenses meaningless. When Symmetra does this to Reinhardt, he can at least turn his Barrier Field Icon Barrier Field towards the incoming attackers, however, Orisa's barrier is stuck defending nothing. Additionally, Orisa's barrier and its large frame can help Symmetra build up her Photon Projector Icon Photon Projector's damage with ease.


Zenyatta & Symmetra

Zenyatta Zenyatta is arguably one of the biggest targets in the Overwatch universe thanks to his low mobility and his ability to change team fights with Transcendence Icon Transcendence. Thanks to Symmetra's Teleporter, staying alive as Zenyatta has become even more difficult. Symmetra can place her Teleporter near Zenyatta and charge up an Energy Ball Icon Energy Ball to deal massive damage to Zenyatta. After that, she can clean him up with her Photon Projector Icon Photon Projector fairly easily. Zenyatta can kill Symmetra with his Orb of Destruction Icon Orb of Destruction if she attempts to attack him this way, but her hitbox is tiny, making her a difficult target to strike. If Symmetra does not personally pose a threat to Zenyatta, any of her allies can hitch a ride on her Teleporter to take on Zenyatta one on one before making their exit back to the Teleporter's entrance. Therefore, Symmetra's Teleporter is the real counter to Zenyatta, rather than Symmetra and the rest of her kit.

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