It has been exactly one month to the day since Mei’s Freeze buff went live. I don’t play comp, ore really even Quickplay anymore, so I’d like to take the temperature of how everyone feels on the subject.
Mei is in a weird spot. Honestly, I feel like she is maybe undervalued a bit. She doesn’t feel weak to play, but it usually feels like there may be a better option.
And I think sometimes even when you want to play Mei that others might give you a hard time about it just because of their perception of the hero vs what Mei can actually do for the team.
She has the 5th lowest pick rate at the moment, but her winrate is appropriate. I definitely don’t think she’s OP or anything. But I just feel she’s stronger than her pick rate would have you believe at the moment.
I think maybe if her damage falloff was tweaked on her secondary fire or her ult was made to be a little stronger then you’d see more Mei play.
To be fair brigitte doesn’t really come into conflict with mei due to her filling a support slot and mei filling a dps slot.
Stun can be blocked by mei cryo and wall. Wall is also extremely effective at handling deathball.
The real issue right now is lack of impact compared to other dps heroes. Her wall isn’t a strong enough asset to warrant a pick.
I think she is incredibly risky without the reward and at the same time she isn’t visually impactful as most of the other DPS are. You can contribute to teamkills but most of the time you arn’t going to be on that killfeed as often as other DPS so it looks like you arn’t doing much.
Even if you save your team with a wall, unless they have the proper awareness of that situation it just looks like you are blocking their shots for no reason. Her ult needs some work, she can’t even be a character who’s main value is her ult (which is pretty low tier balancing but it’s something).
On a rein v rein earthshatter to team kill situation where the first brigitte to land a stun wipes the enemy team, the strongest asset to stop that from happening is a mei wall/cryo getting in front of rein. This meta is really strong for her but other than helping rein not being a punch bag the pickrates aren’t reflecting her utility because she shows absolutely no results and the skill required to land icicles are better used on other projectile heroes such as new hanzo.
This. A lot of people would say her ultimate is fine because it’s just meant to be a zoning ult, but why even bother with it when we now have a strong Spamzo with his zoning twin noodles which he can get much faster than Mei can get Blizzard
That and people are already using Zarya + Hanzo as the main kill potential for that comp as well as bubble protection, it’s also not limited to small confined areas like Ice Wall is. Wide open places like Junkertown drops the value of Ice Wall considerably.