Overwatch 2 Season 4 is happening in a few days on April 11th 2023. With it comes a brand new season for you to rank up, a new Battle Pass, skins and a new Support Hero – Lifeweaver. Lifeweaver is the 37th hero that’s been released in Overwatch 2 and beautiful out-of-this-world blossoms are going to change the meta drastically.
Lifeweaver plays somewhat like an attack support druid, but this time with modern technology. Based on his gameplay he looks to be a mid-range, burst healing support. But the rest of his complex kit involves various movement abilities that is going to make him and your team harder to kill. His damage is also nothing to scoff at, so if you want to be able to play him. Or survive against an enemy team with Lifeweaver then you’re going to want to check out everything about him here.
Like Kiriko and Ramattra, Lifeweaver will unlock him at Lvl 55 on the free Battle Pass. But if you want to unlock him immediately you can for the premium version. Which is currently going for 1,000 Overwatch coins or USD$10.
Who Is Lifeweaver?
Lifeweaver or Niran Pruksamanee hails from Thailand. He grew up in a well-off family that was part of the Vishkar Corporation and whose only friend in school was Symmetra. Growing disaffected by Vishkar’s obsession with perfectionism, as well as his pressing concerns about the destruction of nature, he left his previous life in order to create his own technology.
This new technology is known as Biolight and it’s the first time we’ve seen it in Overwatch 2. Biolight, a miraculous, regenerative technology he developed in order to help the sick and wounded he met on his travels. It was created to embody his love and respect for nature.
Openly pansexual, Lifeweaver has a warm and personable nature that naturally promotes team inclusivity.
Primary Attack: Healing Blossom
Weapon Type: Projectile
Healing: Min. 10HP, Max. 65HP
Movement Speed: -25% penalty
Reload Time: 1.75s
Lifeweaver can switch between two of his weapons, similar to Mercy. His primary is where the majority of his heals come from, and his secondary is his main damage ability. Similar to Kiriko’s Ofuda, Healing Blossom is a homing ability that automatically goes toward the ally you are aiming at.
Hold to charge a healing burst. Release to heal a targeted ally. Note that the burst healing is different from the steady stream that Kiriko has, so be wary when pocket-healing an ally.
Secondary Attack: Thorn Volley
Weapon Type: Projectile
Damage: 5 per thorn
Reload Time: 1.5s
Lifeweaver’s main damage ability is a flurry of rapid projectiles with a slight spread. One-click will fire out 2 thorns. To use it, you will need to switch weapons.
Note: In testing the full ammo used to headshot a Roadhog killed it.
Passive: Parting Gift
Healing: 250HP for Allies, 75HP for Enemies
On death, your body will drop a flower that will heal the first person to pick it up. This works for both the ally and the enemy team.
Ability #1: Petal Platform
Weapon Type: Arching Projectile
Platform Health: 400HP
Petal Platform throws down a platform that immediately springs up into the air when it is stepped on by an ally, enemy or B.O.B. Cooldown starts when the platform is placed. And the platform lasts indefinitely until triggered or destroyed. Lifeweaver can destroy the platform by using the interact key or by deploying a new one. Beware that it can be hacked by Sombra to prevent it from triggering or disabling an already triggered platform.
Strategy: Use the Petal Platform aggressively to give heroes such as Orisa or Ana with limited vertical mobility a lift to get them to higher ground. Or use it defensively to get your enemies out of an ultimate such as Graviton Surge. You can even throw it under enemies that are ulting such as Orisa’s Terra Surge to get them out of the way.
Ability #2: Rejuvenating Dash
Healing (Self): 25HP
Max Range: 6.15m
Rejuvenating Dash allows you to dash towards your travelling direction and lightly heal yourself. Similar to Cassidy and Moira, use it to escape tight situations. Unlike other dashes, however, you can only move horizontally.
Ability #3: Life Grip
Max. Range: 30m
Life Grip pulls an ally towards your location, encasing them in a protective bubble as they travel to your location. The bubble will protect them from stuns and damage but will not cleanse them. Use it to pull allies out of enemy attacks such as Gravatic Flux or even being pushed off the map by Lucio.
Your ally will be unable to use movement abilities during this time.
Ultimate Ability: Tree of Life
Health of Tree: 1000HP
Healing: 150HP (instant) + 50HP per pulse (8 pulses per tree)
Max. Range: 30m
Area of Effect: 12m (blocked by walls)
Tree of Life places down a tree that instantly heals allies in its radius upon sprouting. It continuously provides healing periodically as it lives. It is also a physical object in the world, acting like a Mei wall to block off other players, sightlines and choke points.
Strategy: Use Tree of Life to counter other ultimates similar to Zenyatta’s ult.
Overwatch 2 is a free-to-play, team-based action game set in the optimistic future, where every match is the ultimate 5v5 battlefield brawl. Play as a time-jumping freedom fighter, a beat-dropping battlefield DJ, or one of over 30 other unique heroes as you battle it out around the globe.
Overwatch 2 is available on the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC – Battle.Net.