(This is not a buff Hanzo thread! I am just showing that Brigitte is getting nerfed in the same BS way that Hanzo did just to protect Tracer. If a nerf is justified, it doesn’t mean that it should be done in a stupid way.)
The devs basically stated this themselves, the reason Storm arrows were nerfed to deal 70 damage each instead of 75 was to protect Tracer (technically baby D’va as well but we all know that’s BS)
Now the same BS is happening again with Brigitte.
This is despite the fact that Hanzo’s Storm arrows dealing 70 damage instead of 75 removes synergy from his own kit. It means that if Hanzo shoots his primary which deals 125 damage and follows up with Storm, any 200hp hero will be left with 5hp. It basically breaks crucial damage thresholds just to protect Tracer and is also the reason why Scatter, each shard dealt 75 damage.
Storm arrows each dealing 75 damage would have stopped damage boosted Hanzo from being able to 1-shot 200hp heroes, the only reason it was nerfed to 70 damage was to protect Tracer.
The devs could of always reduced the number of Storm arrows you had instead, which would of reduced the damage output of Storm arrows a lot more but they decided not to because they wanted to protect Tracer.
I made this argument a long time ago when Hanzo was initially getting nerfed, I agreed that he more than deserved the nerfs but how the devs were doing it was simply stupid and wrong.
Hanzo has always been very good against Tracer, Scatter was utterly insane against her and so was Storm, but the devs removed what made it good against her and now in fact Tracer is probably the best squishy hero in the game against Storm arrows, she essentially acts like a 200hp hero against it due to it requiring 3 bodyshots or 1+ headshots to kill her.
I also predicted that the devs would eventually remove Brigitte’s combo from being able to kill Tracer, I am happy to say that the devs didn’t disappoint.
I will finish this by saying what I did back then: