First of all, I don’t really mind the idea of 3 secs CDs of Ray of Heaven, it’ll be definitely nice for early to mid game but gotta be honest that it’ll also as close to be broken late game, there’re countless of times, probably 90% of my previous Auriel game for at least a few years ago till now, that I have energy to wait for CDs instead of the other way round and ends up less than a second too late to clutch heal/save my allies.
The CDs reduction talent had to be removed, it’s too good, especially when combined with Reservoir of hope at Lv.16 it made your team the potential of almost unkillable later on, it doesn’t destroy her place, it made her under control to not just spam heal here and there mindlessly, average player can get good amount of healing by just pick these 2 talents but decent player won’t get just good amount but “grand”.
This would be the definition of Lt.Morales, not Auriel because she always has CDs to limit how often she heals since day 1, so even with full energy you still need to wait her CDs, her gimmick are decent wave clear, AOE heal and resurrection.
The point of her energy generating is her design to reward you how big number you can gain from harvesting the energy through you and your allies, unlike other healers who has fixed number on their heal, Auriel’s heal number is not fixed, it rely on your performance.
Yes, your own performance.
Your allies and those so called “batteries” are just a part of it, even there’re godly skilled assassins on your team but you fail to use your trait on them at the right time, then your energy will be less generated thus less healing number for your team.
Even there’re none at least semi-potent assassins on your team to be your battery, her level 7 talents offer you ways to make it less hard to harvest your energy.
Another point of her energy regenerating is, if you can manage it well enough, then you don’t need to heartz back to base to replenish your mana like other healers do, Auriel can be around to keep generating energy.
Now back to the CDs reduction on her heal, I still personally believe giving it bluntly for 3 seconds is a little too much, maybe
- 3.5 seconds or her cd will be 2 steps, first 3 seconds and 4 seconds for the next heal then back to 3 seconds again, so it won’t be too broken.
- if need to be talented then bring it back on lv.13 talent to let player decide if they see more heal is needed than more utility.
- if you don’t like it on lv.13 then bakes it into Reservoir of Hope but decrease the amount of healing you get to stack, perhaps from 75 to 50.