Widowmaker is a very lovely character who is difficult to master, which is okay (high risk, high reward). What is NOT okay is her lame “Venom Mine”. It does very little damage and no ill effect to the opponents caught on it (apart from making them briefly visible through walls).
What I strongly suggest is to buff Venom Mine! How?
- Increase its damage or at least add increased damage received of the foe(s) caught on it (similar to Zenyatta’s “Orb of Discord”).
- Add ill effects to the affected character(s) such as: heavily dazzle their vision, slow them down, increase a lot the recoil of their weapons (making harder to hit opponents), decrease the damage of their attacks… only for some seconds of course. 8-15 seconds should be enough.
- Increased range of the Cloud.
- The duration of Venom Mine effects becomes proportional to the exposed time and proximity to it.
These changes will help make Widowmaker the balanced very dangerous foe she is supposed to be. Otherwise she’ll just remain this “one-trick pony” with this extreme dependency of her Sniper Rifle to make her effective.