Pharah


Trivia

  • Pharah`s design, which includes the Egyptian Eye of Horus symbol around one eye and armour reminiscent of a falcon, is a reference to the ancient Egyptian falcon-god Horus, god of the sky and protector of the pharaoh.
  • A giant action figure of Pharah was displayed in Busan as part of a pre-release promotion for Overwatch.

Synergies

Mercy
  • Mercy can use her wings to quickly get to Pharah, even in the air and stay afloat. This makes her a great support for Pharah.
Zarya
  • Zarya can give you a Projected Barrier, which will absorb any damage you take. Get a shield right before you go in for an attack.
Tracer
  • Tracer can share the same role you`re doing. She can distract the enemies with her abilities, while you deal the damage to them with your rockets

Trivia

  • Voiced by Jen Cohn

Summary

Pharah is a versatile and mobile Offense Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which overwatch hero, capable of limited-duration flight. This gives her good escape capabilities, excellent vantage in open-air situations, and enables her to reach enemy snipers with ease. Her Ultimate ability Ultimate abilities (Commonly referred to by players as Ults ) are powerful abilities only available to a hero once their Ultimate Meter has filled. Progress towards an Ultimate persists through death. The Ultimate Meter fills by overwatch Barrage Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch allows her to rain heavy damage down on her enemies.

Videos

  
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Story

Icon-pharah.png
"I Will Protect The Innocent."

Fareeha Amari`s commitment to duty runs in her blood. She comes from a long line of highly decorated soldiers and burns with the desire to serve with honor. An altruistic individual, Pharah seeks to make the world a better place, and bring order out of chaos. She loves the feeling of entering the unknown, and has a udjat tatoo, bearing the Eye of Horus.

Abilities

Hover Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description

Movement speed
5.5 meters per second
Duration
2 seconds
Cooldown
2 seconds


Hold to Hover.

Details

  • Activated by holding jump button while in the air, or alt-fire button.
  • Allows her to gain height when held, while tapping allows her to remain at the same height.
  • Refuels automatically when not in use, taking two seconds to refill from empty to full.
  • Allows Pharah to hover indefinitely when paired with Jump Jet.


Rocket Launcher Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch

Weapon

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-parah1.png

Type
Linear splash projectile
Damage
Direct hit: 120
Splash max: 80
Splash min: 20
Self: 40
Projectile speed
30 meters per second
Area of effect
3 meter radius
Rate of fire
1.1 round per second
Ammo
6
Reload time
1 second
Headshot


Pharah’s primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.

Details

  • Knockback decreases with distance from the explosion, reaching 0% at the edge of the blast radius.
  • Knockback also applies to self.

Video


Jump Jet Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-parah2.png

Maximum range
~20 meters vertically
Cooldown
10 seconds


Propelled by her suit’s thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.

Details

Video


Concussive Blast Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-parah3.png

Type
Linear splash projectile
Damage
Knockback
Projectile speed
50 meters per second
Area of effect
8 meter radius
Cooldown
12 seconds
Headshot


Pharah looses a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes.

Details

  • Also knocks back Pharah herself.
  • Can be used as an additional mobility tool, as it does not deal self damage.
  • Mostly deals horizontal knockback.

Video


Barrage Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-parah4.png

Type
Rapid fire linear projectile
Damage
40 per rocket
Movement speed
Caster immobilized
Projectile speed
28.5 meters per second
Rate of fire
30 rockets per second
Duration
3 seconds
Headshot
Charge required
1850 points


Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.

Details

  • Pharah remains stationary while the ability is active, but can turn.
  • Pharah will stay in the air if the ability is used mid-air.

Video


Info

Pharah
Pharah-portrait.png
"I will protect the innocent."

Real Name
Fareeha Amari
Age
32
Nationality
EgyptEgyptian
Occupation
Security Chief
Base
Giza, Egypt
Affiliation
Egyptian Army (formerly)
Helix Security International Helix Security International Type Private security contractor Standing Active Helix Security International, otherwise referred to as Helix Security Systems 1] or Helix Securities 2] is a private security firm. 3] Contents 1 Background 2 Known overwatch
Relations
Ana Amari Ana "Never stop fighting for what you believe in." Real Name Ana Amari Other Names HorusShrike Status Active Age 60 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Sharpshooter (formerly)Overwatch second-in-command (formerly)Bounty hunter Base Cairo, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian security forces overwatch (mother)
Voice
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Ethel Houbiers (French)
Debora Magnaghi (Italian)
Romi Park (Japanese)
Marcela Duarte (Brazilan Portuguese)
Irina ℂ₍ndigo (American Spanish)
Diana Torres (European Spanish)

Cosmetics
Cosmetic page Contents 1 Gallery description 2 Skins 2.1 Skin descriptions 3 Victory Poses 4 Emotes 5 Sprays 6 Highlight Intros Gallery description edit | edit source] Pharah s commitment to duty runs in her blood. She comes overwatch
Quotes
Quotation page Contents 1 Abilities 2 Chatter 3 Call-Outs 4 Mission-Specific 5 Eliminations 6 Communication 7 Voice Lines 8 Interactions 9 Map-Specific 10 Skin-Specific 11 Datamined Abilities edit | edit source] Ability Quote Audio Concussive Blast Clearing overwatch
Role
Offense Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which overwatch
Health
200
Character Video

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Strategy

Pharah is a hero who possess the skill of aerial-control. Her Rocket Launcher fires a rocket in linear line. The rocket deals heavy damage upon impact and some splash damage nearby which can disrupt the enemy`s position. Hover allows her to move upward, making her gain some amount of vertical height. Pharah can use Jump Jet in conjunction with Hover to quickly boost her height to mid-air. Concussive Blast deals no damage, but create a strong knockback that can push both Pharah and the enemy within the blast. Barrage is the most devastating, be able to wipe out all targets within second. Be that as it may, the rocket is very slow, unable to deal full effect when it can`t hit the enemy. Hover stills has a fuel limit, making her fall to ground quickly if she can`t combine usage with Jump Jet. Although Pharah can dodge attacks with Hover, she is naturally slow by default, unlike other offense heroes. Her strong aerial capability is well-countered by the heroes who possess hitscan-type weapon, since it`s attack has no travel time and be able to hit Pharah with ease.

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Official tips

Weapons & Abilities

General strategies

  • Pharah`s aerial capability is unparalleled, she can stay in mid-air with the longest time (not counting Mercy Mercy "I ll be watching over you." Real Name Angela Ziegler Age 37 Nationality Swiss Occupation Field Medic First Responder Base Zürich, Switzerland Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Voice Lucie Pohl (English) Sybille Tureau (French)Chiara Francese (Italian)Sayaka Ohara overwatch using Guardian Angel on Pharah). With Hover and Jump Jet, she can reach in a route that other heroes can`t even reach with normal movement, and can stay indefinitely in the air. However; she has no way to speed her up in horizontal way; Concussive Blast should be used in emergency situation rather than a main method for mobility.
  • Avoid fighting on ground. Even though Pharah`s Rocket Launcher deals heavy damage upon impact, the enemy can easily dodge her slow-rocket when she shoots it as if intending to land a direct hit. If Pharah maintains in mid-air; even if the enemy can dodge a direct hit by her rocket, but the rocket`s blast will deal reasonable splash damage depending on the blast range.
  • When not engaged, her Rocket Launcher can be spammed as area control. She can force the enemy to use another route to get close to your teammates.
  • Jump Jet grants her access to routes and platforms other heroes can`t reach, giving her a variety of flanking positions. When in danger, it can be used as a quick escape.
  • Pharah is a good counter to enemies with slow-moving projectiles or short-ranged guns that can`t hit her in the air, such as Reaper, Mei, Junkrat, Reinhardt, Lℂ⅟cio, and Symmetra. So keep them as the first targets to attack before changing the target.
  • The hitscan-hero is the hard counter to Pharah. The attack from hitscan-weapon has no travel time; with good aiming, they can kite her mid-air before she even has a chance to find a cover on ground. Only target them in closer-range where the rocket can reach to the target faster and give them little time to escape.
  • Don`t underestimate the heroes who possess projectile-type weapons. While her Hover will give you an easier time to dodge most shots mid-air, the enemy can still attack you with some good shot placement. Fast-speed projectiles can counter Pharah well, so avoid moving in a predictable way and she can handle them well.
  • Mind the usage on Hover, holding it too long will waste fuel without need. Successive-tapping is recommended to maintain the vertical level.
  • Pharah`s Concussive Blast can be used to quickly re-position herself horizontally. It can also push the enemy`s snipers away from the spot.
  • Barrage is one of the most devastating ultimates in the game, but leaves her vulnerable to enemy fire. It`s most effective when combined with Zarya`s Graviton Surge, Reinhardt`s Earthshatter, or Mei`s Blizzard.
  • Barrage is best used as close to the enemy as possible, ideally behind them to catch them by surprise.
  • Pharah can use her Rocket Launcher to propel herself upwards, preserving Jump Jet, or for when it is on cooldown. This will cause you to take some damage depending on the range between you and the surface.

Childhood

Fareeha and her mother

Initially, Fareeha had a good relationship with her mother Ana "Never stop fighting for what you believe in." Real Name Ana Amari Other Names HorusShrike Status Active Age 60 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Sharpshooter (formerly)Overwatch second-in-command (formerly)Bounty hunter Base Cairo, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian security forces overwatch , who taught her martial arts. As a child, she grew up in the company of Overwatch See the game. For the titular organization, see Overwatch (group). Overwatch Developer Blizzard Entertainment Team 4 1] Publisher Blizzard Entertainment Release date May 24, 2016 Platforms Xbox One, Playstation 4, Windowsis a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface Overwatch overwatch ; she dreamed of following in her mother`s footsteps and joining the organization. Be that as it may, her mother was against it. This led to a strained relationship between mother and daughter. After her mother was apparently killed in action, she got her udjat, to honor her memory. Her mother had borne a similar tattoo, and told her it was a symbol of protection. At the time, Fareeha had assumed that it meant that her mother would always protect her.

Soldier

Fareeha enlisted in the Egyptian Army. Her dogged persistence and tactical prowess caused her to rise up through the officer ranks. She was a courageous leader and earned the loyalty of all who served under her. With her exemplary record, Fareeha was well placed to join the ranks of Overwatch, but before she had that opportunity, Overwatch was disbanded.

After leaving the army with a commendation for distinguished service, she was offered employment with Helix Security International Helix Security International Type Private security contractor Standing Active Helix Security International, otherwise referred to as Helix Security Systems 1] or Helix Securities 2] is a private security firm. 3] Contents 1 Background 2 Known overwatch , a private security firm contracted to defend the artificial intelligence research facility This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. Temple of Anubis Type Assault Location Egypt, Giza Plateau Terrain Temple Temple of Anubis is an Assault map in Overwatch. Contents 1 Official overwatch beneath the Giza Plateau. The top-secret facility was touted as vital to the safety of not only the region but countries across the globe. Fareeha gladly accepted the choice assignment and received training in the Raptora Mark VI, an experimental combat suit designed for rapid mobility and devastating firepower.

Pharah within the skies

Under the call sign "Pharah," she worked to safeguard the AI installation. Though she mourned Overwatch`s passing, she still dreamed of fighting the good fight and making a difference on a global scale. She was assigned to a strike team under the command of Captain Khalil Khalil Status KIA Occupation Mercenary captain Affiliation Helix Security International Khalil was the captain of a squad employed by Helix Security International. Story edit | edit source] At some point, Khalil knew Ana Amari. Khalil s overwatch , with the rank of lieutenant.

Mission Statement

I was afraid that someday I`d have to make this decision. Which is more important...the man...or the mission?
~ Pharah
Pharah and her squad

When the Anubis Anubis Status Unknown, presumed inactive Occupation "God program" AI Affiliation Itself Anubis was one of the "god program" AIs quarantined by Overwatch after the Omnic Crisis. Years later, after Overwatch disbanded, security over its facility overwatch AI broke free of containment, Pharah`s team was sent in to neutralize the AI. They found a wounded member of the engineers that had been sent ahead, revealing that Anubis had taken control of the sentry bots A pair of sentry bots Sentry bots are bi-pedal omnics utilized by Helix Security International. They are capable of speech, and of wielding projectile weaponry. A number of sentry bots were hijacked by Anubis and overwatch assigned to the site. Pharah ordered that they move on, despite the protests of Saleh Saleh Status Alive Occupation Mercenary Affiliation Helix Security International Saleh is a soldier employed by Helix Security International. Story edit | edit source] Saleh was part of the squad sent to deal with Anubis. After overwatch that the engineer needed medical attention. Pharah stated that the mission was more important than any of their lives, given what was at stake if Anubis breached HSI`s firewalls. Khalil conceeded the point, but pointed out that Pharah needed to work on her attitude, that the squad was her "family." The team came under attack by security bots, and in the ensuing firefight, Khalil was killed. Per the chain of command, Pharah took command of the squad. Pharah ordered the squad to push on. Anubis had attacked their "family," echoing Khalil`s words. The squad entered the temple, and engaged in combat with the security bots. The ordnance caused a pillar to collapse, threatening to crush Tariq Tariq Status Alive Occupation Mercenary Affiliation Helix Security International Tariq is a rookie soldier employed by Helix Security International. Story edit | edit source] Before joining the squad sent to deal with Anubis, Tariq worked overwatch . She saved him, much to his confusion—didn`t the mission come first? She dismissed the question, and she and her squad held the line while Tariq hacked Anubis`s systems. He was wounded, but Anubis was shut down, and the squad exfiltrated the site. As Tariq was loaded into the squad`s APC, he told her that Pharah was her captain now, and that he`d always follow her. Pharah reflected on her udjat, and that she`d misunderstood what her mother had told her all those years ago. It did not mean that she was protected, but rather, she was the protector.

Reflections

Pharah at Christmas

At Christmas, Pharah spent the evening eating dinner with an unidentified male. This wasn`t a date.

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
Clearing The Area
Knock an enemy to their death using Pharah`s Concussive Blast Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch in Quick or Competitive play.
Pixel
Death From Above
Kill 4 enemies in a row without touching the ground as Pharah in Quick or Competitive play.
Cute

Development

Concept art

The design of Pharah was "bottom-up"; where developers start with gameplay mechanics, and later build a character around them. Her original design was done by Geoff Goodman Geoff Goodman Geoff Goodman is a lead designer for Overwatch, handing hero design. He previously worked on Blizzard Entertainment s World of Warcraft series 1] and later on Titan. 2] Trivia edit | edit source] One overwatch . It was a simple concept of a male hero with a jetpack, simply named "Rocket Dude." Another one of the original concepts was done by Justin Thavirat Justin Thavirat is a concept artist at Blizzard Entertainment. He worked on the design of Pharah. 1] References edit | edit source] ↑ 2015-05-27, BlizzCon 2014 – Overwatch Origins Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-05-30 . More iterations were went through. Her official codename was "Rocket Queen."

Inspiration for her was taken from the Tribes series. She was one of the first characters implemented in the game, coming in at around the same time of Tracer Tracer "Cheers, love! The cavalry s here!" Real Name Lena Oxton Age 26 Nationality English Occupation AdventurerPilot (Formerly)Overwatch Agent (Formerly) Base London, England Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Relations Emily (girlfriend) Voice Cara Theobold 1] 2] (English) Dorothee overwatch , Reaper Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch , and Widowmaker Widowmaker "One shot, one kill." Real Name Amélie Lacroix Age 33 Nationality French Occupation Assassin Base Annecy, France Affiliation Talon Relations Gérard Lacroix (husband, deceased) Voice Chloe Hollings (English and French) Francesca Perilli (Italian)Shizuka Itô overwatch (the first three heroes implemented).

Official

Curse

Abilities

Rocket Launcher
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Pharah’s primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.
LM
Ammo:
Damage:
Splash Damage:
Self Damage:
Fire Rate:
Area of Effect:
Reload Time:
₠6
₠120
₠13-80
₠40
₠1.1 rounds per second
₠3 meter radius
₠1 second
Jump Jet
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Propelled by her suit’s thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.
Shift
10 seconds
Maximum Range:
₠~20 meters vertically
Concussive Blast
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Pharah looses a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes.
E
12 seconds
Damage:
Projectile Speed:
Area of Effect:
Cooldown:
₠1
₠57 meters per second
₠8 meters radius
₠12 seconds
Barrage
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Enemies
Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.
Q
Duration:
Damage per rocket:
₠3s
₠40

General Tips

  • Pharah is a mobile hero that can deal devastating damage if she aims her rockets correctly.
  • Pharah has a wide range of abilities that help her mobility, such as launching herself with a Concussive Blast or using her Jump Jet to get an easy boost into the air.

Rocket Launcher

  • Since her rockets are projectiles, try shooting where the enemy might be going and try and go for a direct hit.
  • Her rockets deal splash damage if any enemy is nearby the rocket itself, but it deals only 80 damage, compared to 120 from a direct hit.
  • You don`t reload each rocket at a time. Use this to your advantage by freely reloading after an immediate retreat and be prepared for what you need to do.
  • Watch your ammo when you are attacking someone so you don`t run out when you might be fighting a Tracer.

Concussive Blast

  • You can use this ability to launch yourself both horizontally and vertically.
  • With the ability to launch yourself, you can also combo it with your Jump Jet to get to larger heights.
  • Use this ability when your fighting an enemy near a cliff to try and knock them off.
  • This ability does no damage so don`t waste it by randomly shooting it at enemies.

Jump Jet

  • This ability is the easiest way to get yourself into the air.
  • You can use this ability to reach high places with ease.
  • This ability can be used to set up your Barrage.
  • You can launch yourself with this ability and do aerial attacks with your Rocket Launcher.

Ultimate: Barrage

  • Having a Mercy with you when using this ability can help you survive for the whole duration of it.
  • Make sure you don`t just use this during emergencies. It is better to just run away than waste it on trying to deal with an aware enemy team.
  • This ultimate is best used with a coordinated push. Use your "Ultimate Status" callout to inform your team whether it`s ready or what percent your ultimate meter is on.
  • Try to use this when the enemy team doesn`t expect it

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