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What ultimates can be damage boosted by Mercy?

We already know that D.va's ultimate can be damage boosted by Mercy, but are there other ultimates that can be damage boosted by Mercy? Can all ultimates be damage boosted by Mercy?

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    @DanmakuGrazer But that's a different question?
    – childe
    Jun 9, 2016 at 18:29
  • The answer is the same. Jun 9, 2016 at 18:31
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    I already answered that. Like you already answered your question elsewhere. Why not make it a generic "What is buffed by Mercy?" instead? Jun 9, 2016 at 18:35
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    @DanmakuGrazer And what about this? gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/269468/… Did you leave a VTC vote there as well?
    – childe
    Jun 9, 2016 at 18:35
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    @DanmakuGrazer Sorry, but you still haven't answered both questions. An answer that covers another question does not make two questions equal, shocking enough
    – childe
    Jun 9, 2016 at 22:11

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I'm answering the question as to which ultimates can be buffed, not which ones should be.

  • Bastion's Tank mode
  • D.Va's Self-Destruct
  • Genji's Dragonblade
  • Hanzo's Dragonstrike (As confirmed by Kim below)
  • McCree's Deadeye (Lethal damage achieved faster)
  • Pharah's Barrage
  • Reaper's Death Blossom
  • Reinhardt's Earthshatter
  • Roadhog's Whole Hog
  • Soldier 76's Tactical Visor
  • Winston's Primal Rage

I've left out the following as I'm not sure:

  • Mei's Blizzard (The value of this ult is not in it's damage anyway)
  • Tracer's Pulse Bomb
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    I can confirm that Hanzo ult damage can be buffed, I've gotten offensive assists by buffing Hanzo while he ulted.
    – Kim Minseo
    Jun 12, 2016 at 10:48
  • Deadeye can be buffed, the circles grow smaller faster.
    – Riley
    Jul 1, 2016 at 19:12
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Expanding on Shaffanhoon's answer, I've put together a more complete list of which ultimates are affected by Mercy's damage buff.

Ultimates affected by Mercy's damage boost

  • Bastion's Tank Mode
  • D.Va's Self-Destruct1 (Source)
  • Genji's Dragonblade
  • Hanzo's Dragonstrike
  • McCree's Deadeye2 (Source)
  • Pharah's Rocket Barrage
  • Reaper's Death Blossom
  • Reinhardt's Earthshatter
  • Roadhog's Whole Hog3
  • Soldier 76's Tactical Visor
  • Tracer's Pulse Bomb (Source)
  • Winston's Primal Rage3

Ultimates that stack with Mercy's damage boost

  • Ana's Nano Boost
  • Orisa's Supercharge

Ultimates NOT affected by Mercy's damage boost

  • Junkrat's RIP-Tire (Source)
  • Torbjörn's Molten Core

Unknown

  • D.Va's Call Mech
  • Mei's Blizzard
  • Zarya's Graviton Surge

N/A (Ultimates that don't do any damage)

  • Lucio's Sound Barrier
  • Mercy's Resurrect
  • Sombra's EMP
  • Symmetra's Teleporter and Shield Generator
  • Widowmaker's Infra-Sight
  • Zenyatta's Transcendence

Sources

See Also

Notes

1Beam must be on mechless D.Va to boost explosion damage. See Is D.Va's ultimate affected by Mercy's damage boost?.
2Deadeye's red circle and skull indicators will reflect the damage buff. Indicators revert to normal damage if buff is removed before firing.
3Knockback is not affected.

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Any damage source can be buffed by Mercy, except in the case of it involving another entity, like turrets, Widowmaker's mine and Junkrat's trap (the mine can be buffed however).

D.Va's Self-Destruct is a special case : Mercy can't actually target the MEKA except if she's already targeting D.Va when she activates it. It's usually useless though.

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  • Widowmaker's mine and Junkrat's trap can be damage boosted by buffing the Widowmaker/Junkrat when they detonate.
    – Stevoisiak
    May 23, 2017 at 23:38

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