Edit 3: I understand that Blizzard wants goats dead but they shouldnt BASE EVERY ADDED HERO’S ABILITIES OFF OF HOW TO KILL THE META COMP. Dive is good? Bam Brig. Goats is good? Bam Baptiste. Just stick to balancing the numbers and see how they work while creating actual FUN heros and not ones that feel like you’re squirming to fix a mistake.
Other people have said Baptiste is OP and what not but let me explain this for EVERYONE real quick.
He is a SUPPORT that has a 4 damage headshot as a hitscan weapon with 45 shots per clip on top of the fact that he can spam AOE heals as his secondary fire.
^ Main weapon kills up to ELEVEN SQUISHIES PER CLIP. Secondary Fire MAJORLY buffs goats especially in combination with his other abilities.
Baptiste’s E is unbelievably broken. It is a 20 second cooldown that is a premeditated Mercy Rez for MULTIPLE people if not the ENTIRE team and it lasts for 7 seconds. That is enough time for Zarya’s grav to come and go, especially if used reactionary and not preemptive. It is enough time for Hanzo dragon, and if reactionary for the entirety of Mcree’s ult to come and go. It is more than enough time for a genji blade to pass through and stop. The length alone is bad enough, but on top of that the thing has TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY HEALTH without a critical hitbox. That means that for a Goats comp where Zarya and Zen are the primary damage mostly shooting into a shield, it will be like killing Brigitte BEFORE killing Brigitte because of how much shielding it will have if not also for map cover.
Counter arguments for Baptiste E to stay: You can flank and destroy it. You can wait it out. You can hack it as sombra. You can CC them away from it. They only have 40 health when it’s done.
Counter COUNTER arguments: flanking an invincible team to try and shoot a guarded object with 250 health is suicide, for you and your team especially in goats vs goats. Leaving your team to flank during goats screws your team over almost every time in goats. Sombra CAN hack it, but again, you just left your team to vs an invincible team. They can walk back from CC especially since they arent worried about dying until you break it (which from average CC times and lucio speed boost help, youre looking at around 1.5 seconds to break it and keep pressure on the enemies.) True, if you hurt them to 40 health they are at 40 health during the time, but assuming you broke a shield to do the damage, their shield is probably back up by the time you get them that low not to mention Baptiste himself without ult can full heal everyone in the radius in 3 seconds flat or at least get them to where they arent killable anymore. That on top of the fact that he probably isnt the only healer.
Shift: All I can really say is it is Lucio healing amp it up which on top of his Right click heals and ignoring the E makes Lucio seem only REALLY usable for his ult and speedboost (which is what higher tiers do any ways but still)
BAPTISTE’S MOTHER FLIPPIN ULTIMATE. WHO IN THE WORLD THOUGHT HIS NUMBERS WERE OKAY. Let me explain.
Baptiste ALONE shooting through it can 2 burst a REINHARDT. Bastion’s ULT will 2 shot a Roadhog and bastion’s turret can melt EVERY shield in the game and get 2 tanks before he has to reload ONLY USING BAPTISTE POWER BOOST. Reinhardt (fire strike), soldier (rocket), mcree (headshot), Genji (single slash), Junkrat (single nade), Ashe (headshot or 2 body shots or 1 dynamite), Baptiste (single burst), Hanzo (storm arrow headshot), LUCIO (4 dinks), Mei (Icicle headshot), Pharah (single shot), Reaper (body shot), Symmetra (full charge Orb), Torbjorn (headshot left click), Widowmaker (body shot), Zarya (full charge direct right click), and Zenyatta (2 orbs)
ALL OF THESE ARE ONE SHOTS WITH THE ULTIMATE.
Edit: I almost forgot He has Genji’s verticality on NO cooldown