With the release of Doomfist on the PTR I have been trying him out to see how he plays and where he might fit on a team. However the information describing how his abilities and passive works is rather vague. In particular I am wonder how his passive "The Best Defense" works, it reads:


Doomfist generates temporary personal shields when he deals ability damage.

I am wondering if the shield generated is a flat amount determined by the ability used, or if it is an amount determined by how much damage is done?

A lot of his abilities can hit multiple Heros at a time, so I am also wondering if he gets more shields for hitting multiple people, or if it is capped at one hero hit.

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    – Malco
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  • I would imagine that someone, somehow, thinks Doomfist hasn't been released yet, and has downvoted based on our "no questions about unreleased content" rule. Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 14:38
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    @DanmakuGrazer If you have a problem with me, I'd suggest you take it somewhere private. Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 15:52
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    @Kaizerwolf No, why do you ask? Trying to guess people's reasons for downvoting is futile, as there already is a given reason for every downvote. Furthermore, downvotes are by their nature anonymous and are not required to provide a reason, and unreleased content would be met with a close vote or a flag, not a downvote. Brushing downvotes aside because you assume the downvoter must be mistaken in their reasoning is not helpful to anybody. Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 15:55

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Each enemy hit by Doomfist's abilities (including Rocket Punch) generates 30 shields if hit by a regular ability, and 75 if hit by Meteor Strike, up to a maximum of 150 extra shields. The amount of shields generated does not depend on how much damage Doomfist deals with his abilities.

These shields are temporary and will disappear when damaged; starting one second after they were gained, they will start decaying at a rate of 3 shields per second.

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    A few things folks. First, please avoid extended discussion in comments. Second, if you really feel that an answer is incomplete without some information you're always free to post your own answer. Third, answers which add in new information are not duplicate answers. Fourth, be nice.
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 22:00

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