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4 Best Heroes to Pair With Kiriko in Overwatch 2

Kiriko, Overwatch 2's new projectile-based support hero, will likely make a powerful ally for fast-moving matches.
Kiriko, Overwatch 2's new projectile-based support hero, will likely make a powerful ally for fast-moving matches. / Courtesy of Blizzard

Armed with details of the newest addition to the hero roster, we've identified the four best heroes to pair with Kiriko in Overwatch 2.

In a PvP game where your team's performance is largely dependent both on which Heroes are played and on counter-picking based on your opponent's team build, knowing how to enhance your teammates' strengths and buttress their weaknesses is oft the key to victory.

Kiriko is a projectile-based Support Hero who flings ranged support and damage in the form of healing talismans and kunai blades, similar to Genji's throwing blades and and Briggite's healing pack provisions.

Like Mercy, Kiriko will be able to teleport to teammates in need of aid using "Swift Step," though she can even pass through walls (similar to Moira) to do so. Her ultimate, which is cast in the form of a spectral fox, will fortify the damage, attack speed and cooldowns of all allies following directly in its wake.

4 Best Heroes to Pair With Kiriko in Overwatch 2

To compliment Kiriko's precision and maneuverability, a robust team of heroes should be used to get the most out of her unique support abilities. Here are our top picks:

1. Genji

Demon Genji.
Demon Genji. / Courtesy of Blizzard

Being the newest Hero from the Shimada family, it's no wonder Kiriko and Genji share some of the same traits and play styles. In support of Genji's balanced close-to-mid ranged attacks, Kiriko can follow in hot pursuit of highly-mobile DPS where many support heroes cannot. Kiriko and Genji's ultimate abilities, when deployed simultaneously, can become a lethal wave of high-powered damage, tearing effortlessly through enemy barriers.

2. Reinhardt

Steelhardt Reinhardt.
Steelhardt Reinhardt. / Courtesy of Blizzard

For offensive plays in need of full team mobility, Reinhardt's presence will make for smooth advances with the buffer of the tank's shield and the insurance of temporary invulnerability granted through Kiriko's "Protection Suzu."

3. Reaper

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Reaper has , but would be leading the charge with Kiriko's support behind him. While Kiriko gives boosts of health, like Briggite and Ana, Reaper's Shadow Step ability will give him an extra moment of recuperation in grave situations to stall for support. Additionally, Reaper's boosted ultimate following Kiriko will become a tornado of strengthened and accelerated shotgun blasts, ideal for clearing out cramped spaces.

4. Wrecking Ball

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Wrecking Ball's speedy and efficient status as a tank is great for rolling into action and staking early claim on objectives. Once a marker is claimed, Wrecking Ball can easily plant and defend while the offense forge on. Kiriko's agile ability to teleport would come in handy when challengers arrive, and the tank's minefield could close off areas spared from Kiriko's fox spirit ultimate.