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After being given the name Genji Shimada at birth, he became the youngest child of the Shimada clan – a formidable group of offenders and hitmen located in Japan. Although it was expected that Genji would follow in his family’s criminal footsteps, he was uninterested in a life consumed by wickedness and brutality. Instead, he turned against his family, and disassociated himself from them to discover a new path in life.

Shortly after, Overwatch’s commanding officer, Jack Morrison (who was also known by his moniker, Soldier: 76), welcomed Genji into the team, training him and helping him to master his abilities as a ninja. However, during one of their missions, Genji suffered from fatal injuries inflicted by his own flesh and blood – his brother, Hanzo Shimada. Despite being left to die, Genji was rescued by Overwatch’s head of medical research, Dr. Angela Ziegler (otherwise known as Mercy), who rebuilt him into a cyborg to save his life.

Genji struggled to come to terms with his new identity and purpose as a cyborg, leading him to leave Overwatch and embark on a personal journey to discover his purpose. During this time, he came across Zenyatta, a knowledgeable and spiritual omnic (a type of sentient robot), who imparted to him the importance of inner peace and balance. Under Zenyatta’s guidance, Genji found a new sense of purpose as a hero, leading him to rejoin Overwatch.

Genji’s Abilities

Health: 200


  • Genji’s cybernetic enhancements give him increased mobility and agility.
  • He can double jump, climb walls, and run along them, allowing him to access areas that other heroes cannot reach.
  • Cyber-Agility also makes Genji harder to hit, as he can quickly move out of the way of enemy fire.
  • Move. speed:7.8 meters per second (vertical)
  • Duration: Up to 1 second


  • Genji’s primary weapon is a set of throwing stars called shuriken.
  • He can launch three shuriken in a rapid-fire burst or throw them individually for more accuracy.
  • The shuriken have a short range but can deal significant damage to enemies.
  • Damage:27
  • Spread angle:Pinpoint
  • Projectile speed:60 meters per second
  • Area of effect:0.1 meters shuriken radius
  • Rate of fire:3 shurikens per 0.88 seconds
  • recovery stops while using melee
  • Ammo:24
  • Reload time:1.5 seconds animation
  • Headshot: ✓

Secondary fire (Rapid-fire burst)

  • Damage:27
  • Spread angle:9
  • Projectile speed:60 meters per second
  • Area of effect:0.1 meters shiruken radius
  • Rate of fire:3 shurikens per 0.68 second
  • recovery stops while using melee
  • Ammo:24
  • Ammo usage:3
  • Reload time:1.5 seconds animation
  • Headshot:✓


  • Genji can use his ninja reflexes to deflect incoming enemy projectiles, such as bullets, grenades, and even some ultimates.
  • He can also direct the deflected projectiles towards his enemies, causing them to take damage instead.
  • Deflect has a short duration and a long cooldown, so it must be used strategically.
  • Area of effect:1 meter radius
  • (front only)
  • Duration:0.27 seconds min. duration
  • 2 seconds max. duration
  • 0.192 seconds recovery
  • Cooldown:8 seconds

Swift Strike

  • Swift Strike is a quick dash that allows Genji to move through enemies and deal damage to them.
  • He can also use it to escape danger or to traverse the map quickly.
  • If Swift Strike eliminates an enemy, its cooldown is reset, allowing Genji to use it again immediately.
  • Damage:50
  • Move. speed:50 meters per second
  • Duration:0.3 seconds
  • Cooldown:8 seconds
  • Headshot:✕


  • Genji’s ultimate ability is Dragonblade, which transforms his shuriken into a powerful sword.
  • He gains increased movement speed and can unleash a flurry of deadly slashes, dealing massive damage to enemies.
  • Dragonblade has a short duration but can be devastating if used correctly.

  • Damage:110
  • Move. speed:+30% buff
  • Max. range:5 meters
  • Rate of fire:1 swing per 0.9 seconds
  • Casting time:1 second (unsheathing)
  • 0.224 seconds (initial swing)
  • 1 second (sheathing)
  • Duration:6 seconds
  • 0.048 seconds (sword dealing damage)
  • 0.568 s. (recovery after swing from right to left)
  • 0.768 s. (recovery after swing from left to right)
  • Headshot: ✕
  • Ultimate cost:1932 points

Kit positioning

Damage Role

  • As a damage hero in Overwatch 2, Genji is designed to be a highly mobile and versatile hero who can deal significant damage to enemies. His abilities emphasize his role as a ninja warrior, with a focus on speed, precision, and evasiveness.

Primary Weapon: Shuriken

  • Genji’s primary weapon, Shuriken, lets him quickly fire three throwing stars in a burst or throw them individually for more accuracy. The Shuriken’s have no fall off damage so its used to poke out the enemy or burst at close range.

Secondary Ability: Deflect

  • Genji’s Deflect lets him deflect incoming projectiles back at where he’s aiming. This makes him tricky to duel especially against heroes with high burst damage or ultimates, such as Widowmaker or Hanzo.

Mobility Ability: Swift Strike

  • Genji’s Swift Strike is a quick dash that lets him to move through enemies and deal damage to them. It can be used to quickly reposition or to finish off kills. When enemies are eliminated, its cooldown is reset, letting Genji get a reset on Swift Strike.

Utility Ability: Cyber-Agility

  • Genji’s Cyber-Agility gives him increased mobility and agility it also lets him double jump and climb walls. This makes him harder to hit and helps him get to different places on the map easier than other heroes.

Ultimate Ability: Dragonblade

  • Genji’s ultimate, Dragonblade, pulls a powerful sword and gives him increased movement speed. he can slash multiple targets that deals a lot of damage to enemies. Dragonblade lasts for 6 seconds but is very strong when used correctly and combod properly.
  • Overall, Genji’s kit positioning as a damage hero focuses on his role as a highly mobile and agile cyborg ninja who can quickly move in and out of duels while dealing a lot of quick damage. His kit gives him a range of abilities that can be used strategically to eliminate high-value targets, deflect enemy attacks, and move around the team fight easier. Genji requires precise timing and positioning to use his abilities effectively, but in the hands of a skilled player, he can be a powerful force during team fights.

Basic Information

  • Real Name: Genji Shimada (島田 源氏)
  • Age: 35
  • Nationality: Japanese 
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • Voice actor: Gaku Space
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