120 - Omnic Lab: Ana with KarQ - Going Deep 2.0
This week Andres & Rob sit down with top 500 player, Team Canada Community Lead, and streamer personality KarQ on his return to talk all about Ana! This time around it’s been quite awhile since our last visit with the hero so let’s drop in to update our hero guide!
Let’s Get to Know our Guest!
All right, KarQ, tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you & some of your background, tell us about your stream, and explain why Ana and what you played before her release!
GAME NIGHT: 9/28
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Going Deep Content:
What is the fundamentals for Ana or what is her job in a game?
Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
How do we overcome the community’s negativity about the hero being “too easy” to play?
Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
How can we utilize high ground properly our positioning?
How do you balance Self-protection and shielding allies?
What do you do to balance moving with your tanks & other supports vs. staying in the back to heal from a far.
Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: Healing with Biotic Rifle in and out of the scope.
Do I Click and hold down my fire button to hit my tanks?
Who do i prioritize to heal?
When do I DPS?
Let’s talk about using Biotic Grenade and effective use.
How do we set up to use it?
What are good rules of thumb for getting good value from the grenade?
How to do we get the most out of Sleep Dart?
What things can we do to have a “spidey sense” on when to have it ready?
How to I practice the wind up + projectile feel on this ability?
Proper timing for Nano Boost breakdown
When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
Building Ult tips
General Use & Setting up
Communicating with Teammates
Good Targets vs Bad Targets
Community Question from Jonaqec: How has the rework of the ultimate changed the way you use it? Has it become more of a defensive tool (saving a dying tank and/or help him build his ultimate faster) or is it still mostly part of an offensive combo ultimate?
How Map Dependent is Ana?
Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp. (How has Hammond changed the approach to positioning on Ana if any?)
KarQ YouTube Resources:
1 Tip with Ana vs. all heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ex_yJQ8Opg
Advanced Support Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaMN1TOhj0
22 Grenade Spots for Ana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mm6I5bhx0A
5 Advanced Ana tips https://youtu.be/b049xGozjsU
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