Best Heroes to Pair with Echo in Overwatch

Best heroes to pair with Echo in Overwatch could mean the difference between teamwork and team-wipe.
Best heroes to pair with Echo in Overwatch could mean the difference between teamwork and team-wipe. | Blizzard Entertainment

Best heroes to pair with Echo in Overwatch could mean the difference between teamwork and team-wipe.

With Echo's release into the game only a few weeks prior, some players are still trying to work out how to best support their mechanical teammate. Echo has completely changed the landscape for many longterm players of Overwatch so it makes sense that everyone feels a little thrown off. How many other heroes can copycat as well as she can?

Here are some of our best recommendations to pair with Echo.

Best Heroes to Pair with Echo in Overwatch

1. Ana

Ana preparing to carry her team to victory. Where would we be without nano?
Ana preparing to carry her team to victory. Where would we be without nano? | Blizzard Entertainment

Nano'd Echo—enough said. If Echo is out here melting shields and wrecking havoc like a Pharah main's fever dream, imagine what she can do with Ana amplifying her damage. A buffed Echo could be the absolute worst case scenario for the enemy when they can barely reach her in the air. Meanwhile, Ana is on the sidelines keeping her safe, sound, and scorching. A pocket-healing Mercy may also have a similar effect.

2. Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball when you don't pick him as the ultimate Echo partner in crime
Wrecking Ball when you don't pick him as the ultimate Echo partner in crime | Blizzard Entertainment

This one's all about the money shot. Hammond and Echo go together like queso dip and buffalo wings. Both are equally bad for you, but together they'll completely wreck you from the inside out. Hammond's already destructive abilities are the perfect set-up for an Echo takeover. With a single, well-placed Pile Driver, Echo is gifted a shooting range that she barely needs to work for.

3. Widowmaker

Widowmaker mains lining up their free shots after Echo completely decimates the front lines.
Widowmaker mains lining up their free shots after Echo completely decimates the front lines. | Blizzard Entertainment

We're finally seeing the return of Widowmaker! Echo's range and flight make her the ultimate flanker against the enemy team. She can dig around the back line, eliminate shields and tanks when they least expect her, leaving the field wide open for Widowmaker to step in and get her shots. This might require a little extra work from our newest roster addition, but the end result is completely worth it.