Sombra

OFFENSE

Base Stats

Health 200
Armor 0
Shield 0

Difficulty

Bio

Real Name: Olivia Colomar
Age: 30
Height: Unknown
Occupation: Gang member (formerly); Hacker; Terrorist
Base of Operations: Castillo, Mexico
Affiliation: Los Muertos (formerly); Talon




Opportunist (Passive)

  • Detects enemies with less than 50% health through walls

Sombra detects critically injured enemies through walls. This effect becomes active on an enemy if they fall below half health.

Machine Pistol

HOTKEY: LEFT CLICK    or    Xbox Right Trigger

Damage: 2.4 – 8 damage
Ammo: 60
Fire Rate: 20 per second
Reload Time: 1.5 seconds
Falloff Damange: 15 – 35 meters
Spread Angle: 2.7 degrees

Can headshot

Tips

  • Deals 160 damage per second with all bodyshots (480 per clip)
  • Avoid playing like Tracer because Sombra’s damage falloff is 15 meters

Sombra’s fully-automatic machine pistol fires in a short-range spread.

Hack

HOTKEY: Right CLICK    or    Xbox Left Trigger

Range: 15 m
Cast Time: 0.65 seconds
Duration: Enemies (6 sec), Health Packs (60 sec), other (10 sec)
Cooldown: Enemies (8 sec), Healthpack (4 sec), or 2 sec if interrupted

Tips

  • Interrupted if damage is taken
  • Barriers break LoS instantly but walls have a small grace period
  • It is possible to hack an enemy for 17 seconds (Hack -> EMP -> Hack)
  • Hacked Healthpacks respawn 4x faster
    • Small (2.5)
    • Mega (3.75)

Sombra hacks enemies to temporarily stop them from using their abilities, or hacks first aid kits to spawn faster and make them useless to her opponents. Taking damage interrupts the hacking.

Stealth

HOTKEY: LEFT SHIFT    or    Xbox Left Bumper

Movement Speed: 8.8 m/s (+50%)
Cast Time: 0.7 seconds cloaking/uncloaking
Radius: Detected when an enemy is within 2 meters
Cooldown: 6 seconds

Tips

  • Stealth voiceline can be heard from 15 meters away

Sombra becomes invisible for a short period of time, during which her speed is boosted considerably. Attacking, using offensive abilities, or taking damage disables her camouflage.

Translocator

HOTKEY: E    or    Xbox Right Bumper

Health: 5
Cast Time: ~0.7 seconds
Duration: Infinite
Projectile Speed: 19 m/s
Cooldown: 4 sec (2 sec if self-canceled)

Tips

  • Don’t use exclusive as an escape tool. It is a repositioning tool that just happens to also create safety
    • If the placement of your translocator would prevent you from shooting an enemy within 2 seconds of teleporting, it’s usually wrong
  • If you get CCed, hold E and you’ll use it as soon as the game lets you, without having to spam. Helpful if you mess up and get Earthshattered or slept.
  • Because Sombra can’t be hurt while translocating, use it to escape ultimates
  • Translocator bounces off walls but not slopes

Sombra tosses out a translocator beacon. She can instantly return to the beacon’s location while it is active you can only have one beacon at a time. (including when it’s in mid-flight).

EMP (Ultimate Ability)

HOTKEY: Q    or    Xbox Y

Damage Radius: 15 m radius
Cast Time: 0.5 seconds
Duration: 6 seconds

Tips

  • Try to interrupt ultimate combos. If Zarya uses her ultimate, EMP before Hanzo can Dragonstrike
  • General EMP Strategy:
    1. Be stealthed, have translocator off cooldown.

    2. Throw translocator into the air above where you want the EMP to originate.

    3. Press left click or Melee to decloak.

    4. Translocate, and immediately ult.

    5. Try to fall somewhere safe so you don’t instantly die. Having your damage around and continued hacks help with follow up.

Sombra discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide radius, destroying enemy barriers and shields and hacking all opponents caught in the blast.

Counters

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Synergy With

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