The Overwatch support tier list for February 2021 is here. Healers are a tricky category, since their viability relies on team composition and who the main (shield) tank is for that match. With the double-shield meta not going away, supports that can heal in bursts or consistently are more viable than ever.
A small disclaimer: this tier list does not apply to every single scenario. Whether or not a hero is efficient depends on lots of factors like how many hours the player has spent playing said hero, whether it's a "Capture the Flag" or "Push the Payload" match, who the main tank of the team is. In any case, bear this in mind when reading this list.
With that said, here is the February Overwatch support tier list.
Overwatch Support Tier List February 2021
The professional scene showcased a lot of Brigitte and shield-tanks being used.
A healer that also has a hit-scan weapon? With a high fire-rate? That easily places Baptiste at the top of the list, because not only does he have high burst healing that can keep his tank allies alive, but his weapon combined with his ultimate is an excellent tool when taking enemy shields down in this meta.
Despite not having a hit-scan weapon, Brigitte's crowd-control is of great use when dealing with the enemy Reinhardt or Sigma. One stun can allow for the enemy team to lose one shield and change the tide of the match completely. Did we mention that she also has a shield?
Ana's grenade makes healing ally tanks a lot easier, or it can ruin the enemy team's day. On top of having a lot of healing, Ana can heal (or deal a little bit of damage) from a longer range than most, if not all, support heroes. Her hit-scan weapon is very useful when dealing with an enemy Pharah or Echo.
With Echo being high on the DPS tier-list, pairing her with Mercy makes for a deadly combination as Echo has both vertical mobility, a hit-scan weapon and projectiles that can benefit from Mercy's damage boost. While not as great at healing tanks like Ana, her Caduceus Staff has a strong healing rate of 55 per second.
Orb of Discord is a great tool for taking down tanks, something Zenyatta has been great at for a long time. His burst damage (especially if he lands headshots) is extremely high for a healer.
Despite having great sustain in team fights, Moira does not fare well with tanks. Her damage output is not enough to take down shields, and unless she finds flankers, it means that she can not use her Bionic Grasp. Thus, her healing output will be lower than usual during this metal, but having an ultimate that passes through shields got her a place in this tier.
This was a tough decision, but Lúcio does not have a hit-scan weapon nor does he have a kit that can heal tanks as efficiently as other heroes. He is very situational right now, in that he would need an Ana or Baptiste helping him heal the entire team, which is why he has a place here.