Not true at all. Rhein can still rotate his shield to face the reaper or charge him point-blank or earthshatter. Orisa can put a shield up, pull him away with graviton pulse and/or use defensive stance thingy, which means is he on 10% regen when shooting me. (I’ve soloed a few new reapers already as a tank)
Diva can DM and/or Boost away. RoadHog can hook, and his breather reduces incoming damage by 50% so also reduces Reaper’s life-steal (if someone else is shooting him). Zarya not only doesn’t have a particularly large hit box, but shield + particle cannon to the head is a rather effective counter to reaper.
So, yes reaper is good at killing tanks… that is his job, if he didn’t have the advantage vs tanks, he’d be useless! Does this make him one of the better 1v1 heros? Sure but this isn’t a 1v1 game.
Then stop trying to use sustained damage, use burst damage + stuns. All these aggressive reaper plays you keep talking about only work if no-one attempts to cc the reaper or force him away from a target. His regen only really reaches extreme levels during Death Blossom or if hes literally in a tank’s face landing nothing but headshots. If hes 10’ away, I can kill him 1v1 with Orisa with no shields or defensive stance. Just need to land solid shots on him.
And the role of the anti-tank is to stop tanks from doing that…
Then your DPS suck, really. A good Mei who hangs with the tanks is a Reaper’s worst nightmare. Mcree, Ashe, Widow, Hanzo, Soldier, Junk Rat, Pharah and several others can already counter Reaper effectively.
I’d tend to disagree, this counters before where too hard, I don’t think we should have too many situations in this game where just because one character is picked it rendered another completely obsolete, which is what tended to happen with Reaper.