The biggest problem Ana has currently is lack of reliable self-sustain or any mobility. You can’t straight up reduce the cooldown on Biotic Nade though because the anti-heal is too strong, and because Biotic Nade has healing as part of it, the Devs are understandably cautious about giving Ana any mobility in case it makes people like Gale and Jehong unstoppable on her.
But what if you could make Ana able to self-heal more often without reducing the cooldown on the anti-heal? Would that increase her Self-sustain potential enough without making her OP?
Here’s my suggestion:
- Double tapping the Biotic Nade button makes Ana “cook” it in her hand
- This removes the anti-heal effect from the nade, whilst the healing acts the same as usual, same healing output, same AoE.
- By keeping the Nade in her hand, this prevents D.Va from DMing it, and Genji from Deflecting it
- Cooldown if cooked = 6 seconds, standard cooldown remains at 10 seconds
Would that be a viable buff?