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"Cheers, love! The cavalry's here!"

Basic Info
Title Agent of Overwatch
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Overwatch Overwatch
Price Gem750 / Money10,000
Release Date April 19, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1330
Health Regen 2.707
Resource 10 Ammo
Unit Radius 0.625
Attack Speed 8.0
Attack Range 5.0
Attack Damage 23
Data Page

Tracer, the Agent of Overwatch, is a Ranged Assassin Hero from the Overwatch universe. Lena Oxton (call sign: Tracer) is an adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. With the ability to alter her own time at will, she fights the good fight wherever she goes – even the Nexus. Bending space and time, Tracer is an extremely mobile and deadly teammate. Don’t worry, loves. The cavalry’s here.[1]

Tracer is a mobile Assassin who picks off straggling enemies, finishing them off.

Background[ | ]

Overwatch This section concerns content exclusive to the Overwatch universe.

The former Overwatch agent known as Tracer is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good.

Lena Oxton (call sign: "Tracer") was the youngest person ever inducted into Overwatch's experimental flight program. Known for her fearless piloting skills, she was handpicked to test the prototype of a teleporting fighter, the Slipstream. But during its first flight, the aircraft's teleportation matrix malfunctioned, and it disappeared. Lena was presumed dead.

She reappeared months later, but her ordeal had greatly changed her: her molecules had been desynchronized from the flow of time. Suffering from "chronal disassociation," she was a living ghost, disappearing for hours and days at a time. Even for the brief moments she was present, she was unable to maintain physical form.

Overwatch's doctors and scientists were stumped, and Tracer's case seemed hopeless until a scientist named Winston designed the chronal accelerator, a device capable of keeping Tracer anchored in the present. In addition, it gave Tracer the ability to control her own time, allowing her to speed it up and slow it down at will. With her newfound skills, she became one of Overwatch's most effective agents.

Since Overwatch's dissolution, Tracer has continued to right wrongs and fight the good fight wherever the opportunity presents itself.[2]

Gameplay[ | ]

Tracer is an extremely mobile Ranged Assassin who picks off straggling enemies, finishing them off. Due to her fragility, she relies on her Abilities to constantly reposition and outmaneuver enemy forces. With her high burst damage and many escapes, she can be a nuisance to the enemy backline.

Strengths[ | ]

Weaknesses[ | ]

Abilities[ | ]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Reload Icon
Cooldown: 1 seconds

Tracer can Basic Attack while moving, and after attacking 10 times she needs to reload over 0.8125 seconds. Tracer can manually reload early by activating Reload.

Basic Attacks heal Tracer for 10% of the damage dealt.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

  • Reload cannot be interrupted.
  • Tracer's effective Attack Speed with Reload is 5.16 per second (Tracer's Basic Attack is available immediately when Reload finishes).
  • Reload activates automatically when Tracer successfully Mounts or Hearths at a partially loaded clip.
Blink (Tracer) Icon

Charge Cooldown: 9 / 0.125 seconds
Dash toward an area. Stores up to 3 charges.

Type: Movement: Dash
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping
Cast time: Instant
Range: 6.0
Missile speed: 60
Melee Icon
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Deal 220 damage to a nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes. Gain 5% Pulse Bomb charge when using Melee against an enemy, and 10% against Heroes.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Automatic (closest)
Cast time: Instant
Range: 2.35
Impact delay: 0.125 seconds

  • Cannot be activated if there is no targetable enemy within the cast range.
  • Cannot target enemies that are not visible.
  • Stops Tracer from Basic Attacking for 0.375 seconds upon activation.
Recall Icon
Cooldown: 20 seconds

After 1.25 seconds, Tracer returns to the position she was at 2 seconds prior to casting, refilling her ammo and removing all negative status effects from herself.

Type: Status effect, Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Stasis

  • Can be cast while Rooted.
  • Tracer is put in Stasis for 1.25 seconds before reappearing, removing most debuffs and making her untargetable and immune to damage.
  • Teleport to end location takes place 0.0625 seconds after the Ability is cast.
  • The destination of Recall is visible to enemy Heroes.
Pulse Bomb Icon
Pulse Bomb

Fire a short range bomb that can attach to an enemy if it hits them. The bomb explodes after 2 seconds, dealing 298 damage to them and 149 damage to other nearby enemies.

This Ability is slowly charged over time by dealing damage to enemies with Basic Attacks and Melee.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 6.00585938%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 3.6
Area of Effect: Circle
- Center: 0.75 (ground only)
- Outer: 2.5
Hitbox: 1.25 x 1.0
Missile speed: 32

  • The Ability is available from the start of the game with 0% charge.
  • Basic Attacks grant 0.75% charge each. This amount is unaffected by any damage modifiers on Tracer or her target.
  • Enemies that walk over the center of the bomb while it's on the ground are considered primary targets and take the same damage as if the bomb were attached to them.
  • Pulse Bomb will not attach to Structures, and will instead go through or land under them.

Talents[ | ]

One-Two Punch Icon
One-Two Punch

Reduce the cooldown of Melee by 1 second and it gains an additional charge.

Cooldown between charges: 3.0 seconds
Parting Gift Icon
Parting Gift

Recall leaves behind 6 bombs that deal 240 damage each to different targets. Heroes hit with these bombs are Slowed by 50% for 0.75 seconds and grant 7% Pulse Bomb charge.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Skillshot
Range: 4.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 0.5 (hitbox)
Missile speed: 6.0

  • The bombs are spread evenly in 60 degree intervals, one of them launched toward the direction Tracer was facing when casting Recall.
  • Enemies cannot get hit by any of the bombs more than once.
  • Bombs expire after 1 second.
Tracer Rounds Icon
Tracer Rounds

Increase Basic Attack range by 10%. Basic Attacks against Heroes reveal a small area around them for 3 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Reveal is not applied in an area. Only the Heroes directly afflicted by Tracer Rounds receive the Revealed debuff.
Leeching Rounds Icon
Leeching Rounds

Increase the healing from Basic Attacks by up to 200%, based on the amount of Health Tracer is missing.

  • The bonus increases linearly based on the percentage of Health Tracer is missing.
  • The bonus stacks multiplicatively with the lifesteal percentage.
Pulse Generator Icon
Pulse Generator

Successfully sticking a Pulse Bomb to an enemy Hero heals Tracer for 18% of her maximum Health over 1.5 seconds and refunds a charge of Blink.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Properties: Heal over Time
Tickrate: 4.0 per second (x6)
Is That a Health Pack Icon
Is That a Health Pack?!

Collecting a Regeneration Globe instantly heals Tracer for 10% of her maximum Health and reduces the cooldown of Healing Fountain by 15 seconds.

Drinking from a Healing Fountain instantly heals for 20% of Tracer's maximum Health.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self

Sleight of Hand Icon
Sleight of Hand

Reduces Reload time by 50%. This equals 20% more damage per second.

  • Reload time is actually reduced by only 46%, or if accounting for Tracer's Basic Attack being available immediately after reloading with or without this Talent, effectively a 55% reduction.
  • The DPS increase from this talent is actually 24% rather than the given tooltip's listed 20%.
  • Increases Tracer's effective Attack Speed to roughly 6.40 per second.
Focus Fire Icon
Focus Fire

If an entire ammo magazine is unloaded on an enemy, the last bullet will deal 80 bonus damage. This is equal to 35% of the total magazine.

Type: Physical Damage
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Self

  • Focus Fire doesn't activate if Tracer hasn't attacked the target for 2 seconds, even if the clip is the same.
  • Bonus damage can be affected by attack and damage modifiers, like Untouchable and lifesteal.
  • Bonus damage from Focus Fire is dealt in a separate instance from the final Basic Attack, meaning that it cannot benefit from Ricochet.
  • Bonus damage activates if the target was hit 10 times in a row instead of firing the last bullet, meaning Chrono Trigger won't trigger Focus Fire on the last bullet continuously.
Locked and Loaded Icon
Locked and Loaded

Reactivate Reload within the last 50% of its cast time to increase Tracer's Basic Attack damage by 40% for that magazine.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Does not stack with itself.
  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Tracer's Basic Attack damage.
  • Can be activated while mounted without dismounting Tracer.
Sticky Bomb Icon
Sticky Bomb

Increases Pulse Bomb's radius by 50% and enemies hit are Slowed by 70% for 3 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
Bonus radius:
- Center: 0.375
- Outer: 1.25
Quantum Spike Icon
Quantum Spike

Pulse Bomb deals an additional 6% of maximum Health as damage to Heroes.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Percent Damage

  • Bonus damage from Quantum Spike is dealt in a separate instance.
Pulse Rounds Icon
Pulse Rounds

Increases Pulse Bomb's range and charge rate from Basic Attacks against Heroes by 100%.

Bonus range: 3.6
Untouchable Icon

Passive: After Blinking, gain 20% Movement Speed for 1.25 seconds.

❢ Quest: Takedowns increase Tracer's Basic Attack damage by 5%, up to 25%. These bonuses are lost on death.

Type: Offensive damage modifier, Status effect
Affects: Self

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Tracer's Basic Attack damage.
Jumper Icon

Passive: When Blink has no charges remaining, its cooldown charges 150% faster.

Casting Blink grants Tracer a Shield equal to 6.5% of her maximum Health for 3 seconds. This Shield stacks up to 3 times.

Type: Shield
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Telefrag Icon

Passive: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Recall by 0.1875 seconds.

When Tracer arrives at her Recall location she becomes Unkillable for 1 second and nearby enemies take 175 damage and are knocked back.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control / Status effect, Cooldown reduction
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.0
Knockback duration: 0.1274 seconds
Knockback speed: 20
Bullet Spray Icon
Bullet Spray

Increases the radius of Melee by 30%, and causes it to damage all enemies in range.

Bonus radius: 0.7

  • Additional enemies hit do not generate Pulse Bomb charge.
Heavy Handed Icon
Heavy Handed

Heroes hit by Melee have their Armor reduced by 15 for 4 seconds.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Armor reduction

  • Armor reduction is applied after the damage from Melee and any instantly detonated Pulse Bombs through Get Stuffed have been dealt.
  • Does not stack with itself or other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Ricochet Icon

Tracer's Basic Attacks have a 60% chance to hit another nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes.

Type: Physical Damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier, Bounce
Radius: 5.0 (bounce)

  • The chance to trigger and selection of targets is random.
  • Ricocheting bullets can only bounce to visible targets.
  • Ricocheting bullets interact with Tracer Rounds and Telefrag talents and benefit from damage modifier and lifesteal effects.
  • Ricocheting bullets do not generate additional Pulse Bomb charge.
  • Will not bounce to unaggroed Mercenaries.
Chrono Triggers Icon
Chrono Triggers

Casting Blink causes Basic Attacks to not consume ammo for 1 second.

Get Stuffed! Icon
Get Stuffed!

Increases Melee's Pulse Bomb charge against Heroes from 10% to 20%. Hitting an enemy with Melee who is stuck with a Pulse Bomb causes the bomb to instantly explode and knock the target away.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Knockback
Knockback duration: 0.375 seconds
Knockback speed: 24.375

  • If there are multiple Tracers on a team, any Tracer with the Get Stuffed! Talent can cause the knockback effect on a target affected by any Tracer's Pulse Bomb. The instant explosion effect, however, cannot be triggered in this way.
  • Knockback can still be activated even if melee was applied after the Pulse Bomb damage for a very short moment.
Total Recall Icon
Total Recall

Recall heals Tracer equal to the amount of Health she lost during that time.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self

  • Tracer is healed after the Stasis from Recall ends for the difference between the Health she had 3.25 seconds earlier (i.e. at the time being "rewound to") and the Health she currently has.
Composition B Icon
Composition B

Successfully sticking a Pulse Bomb to an enemy Hero also drops another one at their feet that deals 50% damage and explodes slightly earlier.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 6.00585938%
Affects: Enemies

  • Secondary bomb also has the effects of Pulse Bomb's Heroic upgrade.
  • Secondary bomb has its own base damage values (which are half of the originals), causing the damage reduction to stack multiplicatively with offensive damage modifiers.
  • The bonus damage from Quantum Spike is also exceptionally halved in the secondary bomb.

Builds and guides[ | ]

Icy Veins Tracer Guide

Tracer Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

Tracer Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[ | ]

Tracer Skins
Rare Agent of Overwatch
Backstory: Lena Oxton (call sign: "Tracer"), is both an adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. With the ability to alter her own time at will, she fights the good fight wherever she goes -- even the Nexus. Don't worry, loves. The cavalry's finally here.
Notes: Tracer is free with the purchase of Overwatch: Origins Edition.
Tracer Agent of Overwatch
Gem750 / Money10,000
Agent of Overwatch
Tracer Neon Green
Neon Green
Tracer Royal Blue
Royal Blue
Tracer Throwback
Gem120 / Shard75
Epic Divine Herald
Backstory: The divine fury of this celestial herald descends with blinding speed upon those who displease her, though she is not a vengeful god, preferring to protect the weak as they make their weary way down tortuous roads.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of "Greek Gods".
Tracer Divine Herald
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Divine Herald Nature
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Divine Herald Serene
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Divine Herald Infernal
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Divine Herald Cursed
Gem350 / Shard400
Epic Ghost
Backstory: Most who undergo training at the Ghost Academy come out of it with a grim outlook on life. The fact that Tracer didn't is a testament to her mental and emotional fortitude.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Tracer Ghost
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Ghost Amber
Gem350 / Shard400
Epic Spectre
Backstory: While terrazine exposure greatly enhances psionic powers, Tracer's ability to manipulate her own space-time is considered a unique gift even among her fellow Spectres.
Features: Themed abilities, altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Tracer Spectre
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Spectre Neon
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Spectre Amber
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Spectre Cryo
Gem350 / Shard400
Rare Turbo
Backstory: Tracer's teleporting fighter, the Slipstream, disappeared during its initial test flight. The unexpected discovery of its engine within the Nexus has allowed her to significantly bolster her weaponry.
Tracer Turbo
Gem120 / Shard75
Tracer Turbo Slipstream
Gem120 / Shard75
Tracer Turbo Hyper
Gem120 / Shard75
Tracer Turbo Hot Rod
Gem120 / Shard75
Hot Rod
Tracer Event Skins
Epic Slip 'N Stream Sun's Out, Guns Out
Backstory: Cheers, love! The party's here!
Features: Themed abilities and animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Tracer Slip 'N Stream
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Hyper
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Verdant
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Azure
Gem350 / Shard400
Tracer Slip 'N Stream Heatwave
Gem350 / Shard400

Portraits[ | ]

Tracer Portraits
Bright Tracer Portrait
Bright Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Carbot Tracer Portrait
Carbot Tracer
Gem120 / Shard75
Cinematic Tracer Portrait
Cinematic Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Divine Herald Tracer Portrait
Divine Herald Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Ghost Tracer Portrait
Ghost Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Mecha Pilot Tracer Portrait
MechaStorm II Mecha Pilot Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Mecha Tracer Portrait
MechaStorm II Mecha Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40

Not-A-Shark Portrait
Sun's Out, Guns Out Not-A-Shark
Gem75 / Shard40
Punk Tracer Portrait
Punk Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Slip 'N Stream Tracer Portrait
Sun's Out, Guns Out Slip 'N Stream Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Toy Soldier Tracer Portrait
Toys II Toy Soldier Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40
Tracer Hero Portrait
Tracer Hero
Tracer Mastery Portrait
Tracer Mastery
Track and Field Tracer Portrait
Track and Field Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40

Witchin' Time Tracer Portrait
Fall of King's Crest Witchin' Time Tracer
Gem75 / Shard40

Sprays[ | ]

Tracer Sprays
Calavera de Tracer Spray
Nexomania Calavera de Tracer
Gem120 / Shard75
Carbot Tracer Spray
Carbot Tracer
Gem120 / Shard75
Divine Herald Tracer Spray
Divine Herald Tracer
Gem120 / Shard75
Emoji Tracer Spray
Emoji Tracer
Gem120 / Shard75
Pew! Pew! Pew! Spray
Pew! Pew! Pew!
Gem75 / Shard40
The Party's Here! Spray
Sun's Out, Guns Out The Party's Here!
Gem75 / Shard40
Tracer Pixel Spray
Tracer Pixel
Gem75 / Shard40

Emojis[ | ]

Tracer Pack 1 Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Happy Tracer Pack 2 Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Angry
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Happy Tracer Happy :tracerhappy:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Angry Tracer Angry :tracerangry:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer ROFL Tracer ROFL :tracerlol:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Cool Tracer Cool :tracercool:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Sad Tracer Sad :tracersad:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Oops Tracer Embarrassed :traceroops:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Silly Tracer Silly :tracersilly:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Love Tracer in Love :tracerlove:
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Meh Tracer Speechless :tracermeh:
Emoji Tracer Pack 2 Tracer Surprised Tracer Surprised :tracerwow:

Quotes[ | ]

Main article: Tracer/Quotes

Trivia[ | ]

  • Tracer was the first hero from the Overwatch franchise to enter the Nexus, and she appeared in Heroes of the Storm a month before Overwatch was released.
  • Tracer is voiced by British drama actress Cara Theobold.
  • It was revealed that Tracer would be added to Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon 2015.[3]
  • Those who prepurchased a digital copy of Overwatch: Origins Edition gained access to Tracer on April 19, 2016. She became available for sale to everyone as of April 26, 2016.[1]
  • Tracer is the first Overwatch hero in the game.
  • The One-Two Punch talent is named after a fundamental boxing technique commonly first taught to boxers - a jab with the left hand immediately followed by a cross with the right hand after hitting with the jab.
  • The Telefrag talent's function and name refers to a phenomenon in early first-person shooters wherein if a player was to teleport or respawn at a location where another player was already standing, the original player there would be killed to make space for the new player.
  • Composition B's talent name comes from an actual explosive mixture of RDX and TNT. Ironically, an indication of Tracer using it is rather at odds with how the Overwatch universe takes place in a futuristic setting while Composition B has been progressively phased out of militaries since the 1950s with other combinations that are less sensitive and thus safer for their users (especially considering Tracer handles her Pulse Bombs by hand).

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