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Zarya is a warrior hero from the Overwatch franchise. Until January 4, 2017, Zarya could be obtained for free via the Nexus Challenge.

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly uses her strength to protect the ones she loves.

Abilities Edit

IconParticleGrenade
Particle Grenade (Q)
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Launch a particle grenade that deals 71 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the area. Deals 50% damage to Structures.

IconPersonalBarrier
Personal Barrier (W)
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Gain a shield that absorbs 583 (+4% per level) damage for 3 seconds.

IconShieldAlly
Shield Ally (E)
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Grants an allied Hero a shield that absorbs 437 (+4% per level) damage for 3 seconds.

Traits Edit

IconEnergy
Energy [Passive]

Each time Zarya's Personal Barrier or Shield Ally absorbs 9 (+4% per level) damage, her Energy is increased by 1. Each point of Energy increases Zarya's damage by 2%. After 0.5 seconds, Energy decays by 2.5 per second.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconGravitonSurge
Graviton Surge (R)
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 20)
IconExpulsionZone
Expulsion Zone (R)
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Launch a gravity bomb that deals 129 (+4% per level) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 20)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
IconEnergy
Maximum Charge [Passive]

Regen Globes now instantly grant 15 Energy.

IconQuestTalent Quest: Spend 150 seconds at or above 50 Energy.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Gain an additional 20 maximum Energy.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconShieldAlly
Together We Are Strong [Passive]

Every 9 (+4% per level) damage done by allies while under Shield Ally contributes 1 Energy, up to 30 Energy per shield.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconFeeltheHeat
Feel the Heat [Passive]

Zarya's Basic Attack deals 8.50% additional damage to enemies in melee range.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconParticleGrenade
Demolitions Expert [Passive]

IconQuestTalent Quest: For every 5 enemy Heroes hit by Particle Grenade, its recharge rate lowers by 0.50 seconds, up to 3 seconds.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Once Particle Grenade has hit 40 enemy Heroes, its radius is increased by 15%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconSpeedBarrier
Speed Barrier [Passive]

Shield Ally increases the allied Hero's Movement Speed by 35% for the duration.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconShieldAlly
Give Me Twenty [Passive]

IconQuestTalent Quest: Regeneration Globes increase Shield Ally absorb amount by 15, up to 300 permanently.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After collecting 20 Regen Globes, permanently reduce the cooldown of Shield Ally by 3 seconds.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconPersonalBarrier
I Am the Strongest [Passive]

Personal Barrier absorbs an additional 146 (+4% per level) damage.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconDefensiveShielding
Defensive Shielding [Passive]

Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier and Shield Ally grant 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 6 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
IconPersonalBarrier
Explosive Barrier [Passive]

Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier explodes, dealing 104 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconEnergy
Hit Me [Passive]

Damage absorbed by Zarya's Shields contributes 15% more Energy.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconFeeltheHeat
To the Limit [Passive]

While above 50 Energy your Basic Attack size is increased by 35%.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconParticleGrenade
Pinpoint Accuracy [Passive]

Particle Grenade deals 40% more damage to enemies hit by the center of the blast.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
IconGravitonSurge
Graviton Surge (R)
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 20)
IconExpulsionZone
Expulsion Zone (R)
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Launch a gravity bomb that deals 129 (+4% per level) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 20)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
IconPersonalBarrier
Unstoppable Competitor [Passive]

Personal Barrier makes you Unstoppable for up to 2.0 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconSpellBarrier
Spell Barrier [Passive]

Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier grants a Spell Shield that reduces Ability Damage taken by 75% for 3 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconEnergy
Endurance Training [Passive]

While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya gains 20 Armor, reducing all damage taken by 20%.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconPainisTemporary
Pain is Temporary
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to consume all Energy and gain a shield that absorbs 0.5% of Zarya's maximum Health per Energy consumed and lasts for 3 seconds. Zarya may only have one personal shield active on herself at a time.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
IconSpeedBarrier
Gain Train [Passive]

Shield Ally now grants an untalented shield to a nearby ally upon impact.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconParticleGrenade
Plasma Shock [Passive]

Particle Grenade slows Movement Speed by 35% for 1.5 seconds to enemies near the center.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconShieldAlly
Cleansing Shield [Passive]

Causes Shield Ally to remove all disabling effects and reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconEnergy
Born in Battle [Passive]

While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya's cooldowns regenerate 25% faster.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
IconGravitonSurge
Gravity Kills [Passive]

Increases Graviton Surge's duration by 1 second and causes it to deal 146 (+4% per level) damage over the duration.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconExpulsionZone
Clear Out [Passive]

Increases Expulsion Zone's radius by 15% and Zarya's maximum Energy temporarily increases by 10 per enemy Hero hit for 10 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconParticleGrenade
Grenadier [Passive]

All Particle Grenade charges are returned at once.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconUnyieldingDefender
Unyielding Defender
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to reset the cooldown of Personal Barrier and Shield Ally.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Skins Edit

Defender of Russia - $9.99
Zarya - DOR - Blue Zarya - DOR - Red Zarya - DOR - White
Blue Red White


Thunder Guard - $9.99 - Not yet implemented
Zarya - TG - Blue Zarya - TG - Red Zarya - TG - Green
Blue Red Green


Master
Hero level 10, 10,000 gold
Zarya - Master - Blue Zarya - Master - Yellow Zarya - Master - White
Blue Yellow White


Notes Edit

See also: Zarya quotations

Strengths Edit

Pairings
Malfurionplate
Zarya helps shore up one of Malfurion’s biggest weaknesses: burst damage. Malfurion’s heals over time will continue to renew everyone’s Health behind the safety of a shields, making the whole team very hard to kill.
Illidanplate
Illidan loves dive partners, and Zarya adds the extra tankiness that Illidan love. Since he thrives on aggressiveness, he makes a great shield target, as he can dive deeper and give Zarya a ton of energy in the process.
Anub'arakplate
Also another great shield target for Zarya due to his propensity to dive into the enemy team. Zarya also pairs nicely with him because they shore up the other’s weaknesses as a solo-Warrior (Zarya lacks disables and Anub'arak has lower Health).

Weaknesses Edit

Effective foes
Chenplate
Zarya’s lack of disables from the Warrior position makes her team have a difficult time consistently interrupting Chen’s Fortifying Brew.
Lunaraplate
While Zarya’s shielding is great against predictable burst damage, she struggles against damage over time and area of effect damage. In addition, Zarya doesn’t have the lockdown necessary to really punish the fast moving Lunara.
Zagaraplate
Zagara’s pushing potential gives Zarya a hard time, as she can’t consistently get high energy to allow her to adequately clear the waves pushing into her base.

Media Edit

Images Edit

Screenshots
Art

Videos Edit

Zarya Spotlight – Heroes of the Storm04:39

Zarya Spotlight – Heroes of the Storm

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: Zarya's Basic Attacks can now be affected by attack speed modifications.; Damage that occurs just before Zarya’s Barrier breaks will now correctly grant her energy.
  • IconHotS (Patch January 27, 2017Note: Basic Attack damage reduced from 21 to 20.
  • IconHotS (Patch January 24, 2017Note: Fixed an issue preventing the “Drop and give me Twenty” quest indicator from disappearing after the quest was completed.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 12, 2016Note: Basic Attack damage reduced from 24 to 21; Base Maximum Health reduced from 2336 to 2225; Base Health Regeneration reduced from 4.87 to 4.64.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 27, 2016Note: Added.


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