So the answer to that would be, “Don’t use your dash to get into position if you think you’re going to need it to chase.” Therefore, “Use your abilities wisely in conjunction with your ultimate. Like every single other DPS ultimate.”
Should Pharah get a free Concussive Blast reset when she ults? That’s a much riskier ultimate attached to a worse hero that does objectively less than Dragonblade on average. I’m sure if Pharah had two blasts to use that sandwiched her ultimate, Pharah players would argue that “she needs it to get in, then get out.” And I’d say they have a better argument, considering Pharah is completely stationary while using her horrible ultimate, I mean, why isn’t she allowed to use an ability to get into position, use her ult, and then be able to use that same ability to get to safety?
Probably because it’d be too good, but for Genji it’s right at home.
No, Bastion gets locked into an animation – they literally can’t even move. Genji, meanwhile, can move around and even double jump while casting his ult. Bastion is actually vulnerable, but Genji is not. Even without using his free dash, Genji has so much freedom in mobility to approach enemies how he wants; he can climb up from behind them, or wait behind enemy lines, or even just stick behind his allies before dashing in. Dragonblade does not realistically leave Genji “vulnerable,” certainly not as vulnerable as the value it regularly reaps should have him.
So he needs training wheels? Because people are bad at using him? I don’t think that’s how this game should be balanced, at least, not to this level. I understand Genji being a hard hero to use and his ultimate isn’t exactly press Q to win, but it’s objectively one of the best ultimates around and a lot of that does have to do with being able to freely set up his positions.
If Genji wants to be as powerful as he always is because “he takes skill to use,” then money needs to put where that mouth is. Make Genji a hard to use hero; don’t give him freebies.
This is false, we’ve seen Nanoblade get used anytime both Genji and Ana are acceptable choices, long before Brigitte was even in the game.