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Overwatch 2 Sombra Counters: 3 Best Hero Picks

Here is how you can counter Sombra in Overwatch 2.

Sombra is a damage hero in Overwatch 2, that is probably the hardest to counter. Even though like most damage heroes her HP is 200, her abilities make it really annoying to eliminate her. But there are two really effective counters for her. So in this guide let us take a look at the 3 best heroes to counter Sombra in Overwatch 2.

Best Sombra Counters in Overwatch 2

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The 3 best heroes you can use to counter Sombra in OW2 are:

  • Hanzo
  • Widowmaker
  • Pharah

Hanzo – Best Sombra Counter in Overwatch 2

Sombra’s biggest weakness in this game can be considered to be one-shotted. Thus there are mainly two heroes that can do that. But what makes Hanzo the best counter is also his Sonic Arrow. This ability basically reveals the position of the enemies in its range. Which is a great way to counter Sombra’s Stealth. Once you learn her location you have to make sure you deal her damage powerful enough to one-shot her. Basically, you have to hit her with a headshot.


Widowmaker is another option to counter Sombra, but probably not as strong as Hanzo. While Hanzo gets Sonic arrow to learn Sombra’s position, Widowmaker has no such ability. The only way she can learn the positions of her enemies is when she uses her Ultimate. So as a Widowmaker player you will have to be observant to predict the movements and attack patterns of your opponent Sombra.

But once you do, you can one-shot her to take care of her for good. Another thing to do would be the smart use of Venom Mine. You can set it as a trap for possible places where Sombra can stumble while attacking.


Pharah is an odd counter for Sombra. While she may not be able to one-shot her like the above two heroes. What adds her to this list is her ability to get the high ground. Pharah can keep an eye out for her translocator, so once she teleports Pharah can attack her and catch her by surprise. Or at least communicate it to the team to let some other heroes finish her.

That covers these 3 best heroes that you can use to counter Sombra in Overwatch 2. If you are interested in defeating other heroes as well then check our guides on how to counter Genji, D.Va, and Roadhog.