How is this not outright punishing Rein mains? It’s the very worst parts of 2/2/2 amplified.
You’re talking about making a protected class of tank and handing them an excuse to basically be raid boss levels of broken because you’re balanced against only having one of them. Then, if you can only have one, but can have two off-tanks, it means balancing them against the off-tanks anyway. Which, if you do, negates the need to only have a 1 barrier tank restriction in the first place.
The entire concept is self-defeating and entirely negative. It introduces added complexity for no other reason than to forbid a specific meta, and we all saw how well that went last time.
The proper solution to a toxic meta is change. It’s that simple. Just change hero balance so that the toxic meta is not optimal and people won’t do it, and in this case it means making sure that picking off-tanks is a viable alternative to picking two barrier tanks.
Not a superior alternative. Just viable. It means nerfing barriers.
It means nerfing Rein since we’ve already nerfed Orisa and Sigma.
He still has a barrier to block attacks for his team. Just not more barrier than both orisa and sigma put together.
OMG…his team might have to use…[gasp]…COVER??!?!?!?!? OMG THE WORD IS ENDING!