Kiriko Hero Abilities and Tips – Overwatch 2

Find out how to best use Kiriko, the first new support hero for Overwatch 2.

Kiriko Kamori is the first new support hero to debut in Overwatch 2. Kiriko’s gear offers a mix of defensive and offensive abilities, making it a great option for players looking for a support with more utility. She’s also built some decent moves into her kit, giving her the mobility she needs to be an effective support. This guide covers Kiriko’s abilities as well as strategies for using Kiriko to keep allies healthy in the middle of battle.

Kiriko is available through the first-ever Season One Battle Pass for Overwatch 2. Players can unlock Kiriko at level 55 of the Free Battle Pass, or get instant access to her by upgrading to the Premium Battle Pass. Those who own the original Overwatch will also get Kiriko via the Founder’s Pack.

Kiriko Skills

Kiriko's skill screen in Overwatch 2
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  • Healing Ofuda – Kiriko’s main weapon allows her to send healing talisman cards to nearby allies. Kiriko can fire up to ten healing charms at once before having to reload. The maps move fairly slowly, but they can target allies, making them easier to land.
  • Kunai – Kiriko’s secondary weapon is a thrown projectile that deals increased critical damage when it hits enemies. The kunai comes in handy when trying to take down low-health enemies, provided you’re good at landing headshots.
  • Quick Step – Kiriko’s first ability allows her to teleport directly to an ally within range. This ability also works through walls. Swift Step is great for bridging the gap and reaching out to teammates who need healing.
  • Protection Suzu – This ability allows Kiriko to cast a protection spell on her teammates, relieving them of negative status effects and making them briefly invulnerable. With the right timing, this ability can lead to some clutch rescues.
  • Kitsune Rush (Ultimate) – For her ultimate ability, Kiriko summons a fox spirit that charges forward and grants movement speed, attack speed, and cooldown buff to all allies who follow him. Kitsune Rush is best used to initiate skirmishes and when you’re rushing in as a team.
  • Wall Climbing (Passive) – This passive ability allows Kiriko to climb walls, giving her improved mobility and another way to reach teammates high up.

Kiriko Strategies & Tips

Kiriko is racing in Overwatch 2
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Kiriko has great mobility and can easily reach her allies to support them with heals and buffs. While her kunai allows her to assert herself in combat, Kiriko is best at keeping a safe distance from enemies and close to teammates who can benefit from her abilities.

  • Though they can track allies from long range, Kiriko’s Healing Ofuda cards travel slowly and take time to refill. Keep in mind the time it takes to heal with this ability, and try to anticipate when your allies will need to be healed so you can preemptively fire the talismans.
  • Don’t be afraid to use your protection Suzu. Since this is an area of ​​effect ability, you should use it when your teammates are grouped to maximize their benefits, e.g. B. when defending an objective.
  • Kiriko can use the Protection Suzu on herself by throwing it at her feet. With the right timing, you can pull off a few clutch throws for you and your allies.
  • Swift Step allows Kiriko to stay in the fight while staying close enough to her teammates to keep them sane. It also provides a quick escape option. Have this ability handy and find a teammate at a distance so you can quickly teleport out of a sticky situation.
  • While Swift Step can get you out of the hot water in an emergency, it can also put you in danger. Be careful when teleporting to an injured ally, especially through walls where your view is restricted. You may end up teleporting yourself to your own demise.
  • Use Kitsune Rush offensively. When you unleash your ultimate ability, your allies should use it as a signal to attack and use the fox’s path to quickly dash forward and reach an objective.
  • Don’t underestimate the kunai. It deals increased critical damage, meaning Kiriko can also be as deadly as a DPS hero in the hands of the right player. Players with a knack for headshots will often want to use the kunai.

Now that you have an idea of ​​how to use Kiriko in Overwatch 2, you’re well on your way to mastering this versatile support hero. Check out our Overwatch 2 page for more gameplay tips and information.

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