According to the Genji Gamepedia page, Reflect's ability is:

With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.

It's not exactly clear what this means. Does this mean that reflect can only reflect non-hitscan projectiles? Or can he also deflect hitscan projectiles such as S76's Pulse Rifle bullets or Widowmaker's shots? Can he also reflect Ultimates such as Roadhog's Whole Hog or Hanzo's Dragonstrike?

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    Now I'm curious if he can reflect Lucio's sound waves...
    – Niro
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 0:52
  • @Fluttershy You mean his BASSballs?
    – childe
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 0:56
  • @Fluttershy Lucio's sound waves can not be reflected. However, his sonic amplifier primary fire can be reflected
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented May 23, 2017 at 23:41

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The list of projectiles Genji can reflect is nearly identical to the list of projectiles D.Va's Defense Matrix can block, but with the added bonus of being able to negate damage from Melee and physical attacks, such as Winston's Primal Rage or Reinhardt's Rocket Hammer.

Genji can deflect

  • Ana's Biotic Rifle (scoped & unscoped) (Source), Sleep Dart, and Biotic Grenade
  • Bastion's Recon fire, Sentry fire, and Tank projectiles
  • D.Va's Fusion Cannons and Light Gun Pistol
  • Genji's Shuriken
  • Hanzo's Storm Bow, Sonic Arrow, Scatter Arrow, and Dragonstrike (Arrow)1
  • Junkrat's Frag Launcher Grenades, Concussion Mine2,3 (Source), and Total Mayhem (Source)
  • Lucio's Sonic Amplifier
  • McCree's Revolver, Flashbang, and Deadeye
  • Mei's Icicle and Blizzard2
  • Mercy's Caduceus Blaster
  • Orisa's Fusion Driver and Halt (Source)
  • Pharah's Rocket Launcher, Concussive Blast, and Rocket Barrage
  • Reaper's Shotgun and Death Blossom
  • Reinhardt's Fire Strike
  • Roadhog's Scrap Gun and Whole Hog
  • Soldier 76's Pulse Rifle, Helix Rockets, Biotic Field2,4 (Source), and Tactical Visor
  • Sombra's Machine Pistol
  • Symmetra's Energy Ball
  • Torbjörn's Rivet Gun and Turret bullets
  • Tracer's Pulse Pistols and Pulse Bomb
  • Widowmaker's Sniper, Assault Rifle, and Venom Mine
  • Zarya's Particle Cannon (secondary fire) and Graviton Surge2
  • Zenyatta's Orb of Destruction and Orb Volley

Genji can nullify damage from

  • Reinhardt's Rocket Hammer (Source)
  • Roadhog's Chain Hook (Source)
  • Torbjörn's Hammer (Source)
  • Winston's Primal Rage5 (Source)
  • All character's standard Melee attacks (Source)

Genji cannot deflect

  • Ana's Nano Boost
  • D.Va's Boosters and Self-Destruct
  • Genji's Swift Strike and Dragonblade
  • Hanzo's Dragonstrike (Dragons)1
  • Junkrat's Steel Trap and RIP-Tire (Source)
  • Lucio's Sonic Amplifier (Alternate) (Source) and Sound Barrier
  • Mei's Endothermic Blaster frost and Ice Wall
  • Orisa's Protective Barrier (Source) and Supercharger
  • Reinhardt's Charge and Earthshatter
  • Sombra's Hack, Translocator (Source), and EMP
  • Symmetra's Photon Projector beam, Photon Barrier, and Sentry Turrets
  • Torbjörn's Armor Packs
  • Widowmaker's Grappling Hook
  • Winston's Tesla Cannon, Jump Pack, and Barrier Projector (Source)
  • Zarya's Particle Cannon (primary fire)
  • Zenyatta's Orb of Harmony and Orb of Discord


See Also


1Hanzo's ultimate is fired as a reflectable arrow before transforming into unreflectable dragons.
2Only reflectable in mid air before hitting the ground.
3Junkrat still triggers mine detonation.
4Biotic Field is a projectile with no traveling speed.
5Primal Rage knockback still applies.

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    Genji doesn't interact with the Translocator at all. Commented May 23, 2017 at 19:52
  • @DanmakuGrazer My mistake. I have corrected my answer.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented May 23, 2017 at 19:58
  • Mayhem grenades can be deflected, but you must have your deflect up the moment the Junkrat dies. Was tested I believe in some YT's overwatch myth thing.
    – childe
    Commented May 24, 2017 at 16:18
  • How is Halt triggered after a deflect? is it like junkrat and his mine? or does it have to hit a wall?
    – Force Gaia
    Commented May 24, 2017 at 16:22
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    @Malco List has been updated with your gif. (Though I still need to add Doomfist's abilities)
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Sep 24, 2017 at 19:54

From the evidence in this video, he can reflect pretty much any projectile except beams like Zarya beam, Winston lightning, Junkrat steel trap, and Mei frost, and Symmetra regular fire.

Therefore he can deflect hitscan and non-hitscan shots, as well as many ultimates, including Roadhog's and Hanzo's. When blocking Hanzo's ult, he can reflect the dragons as well as the arrow shot.

After the release of Ana, the projectiles he can deflect now include an un-scoped Biotic Rifle hit. Scoped hits and Nano Boost cannot be deflected (the damage is still prevented in the former instance). Source.

  • Can he reflect Zayra's alt fire which tosses plasma balls like Junk Rat's nade launcher?
    – childe
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 1:04
  • @O-O yes, start watching from here to see
    – Dragonrage
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 1:09
  • This sounds like the same list of things that D.Va can intercept with her Defense Matrix
    – JamesCW
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 4:23
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    @Zaibis: The dragon changes team. Apparently there is also a bug when you reflect Hanzo's ultimate if he has a wolf themed skin on the reflected ult will be invisible
    – Puddler
    Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 3:41
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    After the dragons appear, Hanzo's ult is not able to be reflected / deflected. Only the initial "arrow" can be reflected, and this will cause it to act as if it were cast by Genji's team.
    – RFKomos
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 12:34

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