It’s not a secret a lot of Mercy players are not happy with this. This is like throwing a bone for the sake of throwing a bone. Sure it’s a buff on paper. The problem with it is that it’s simply going back on the part of the HPS nerf that caused it and took the part that was fine down with it.
A change that would make more sense would have been :
Healing per second increased from 50 to 60.
Chain Heal Beam heals main target for 60 and any linked players for 50.
That is… if we still don’t just drop the concept on Chain Beams and in the long run Valkyrie alltogether as it has been proven to not be a success, to not be workable in her kit at all.
The problem with Valk at this point is that it can’t be balanced to cater to everyone.
If it is impactful and in that case likely also seen as “fun to use” it’s also likely again seen as “Overpowered” since it’s basically a temporary removal of all of Mercy’s weaknesses.
If it’s “Balanced” as it’s claimed to be right now it feels incredibly unrewarding and brainless to use (in the general view of Mercy Players as seen by the feedback given).
This has gone for over a year now and that should be more than enough time of collecting data to realize that Valkyrie cannot be balanced for everyone … it can only be “Overpowered” or “Unimpactful/Unfun” There is no middle ground here… if there was we would have found it by now.
So… how could we fix Mercy?
The way I see it there are only 2 options left to actually fix the mess that Mercy’s rework and the introduction of Valkyrie has caused, both in Gameplay and Community aspects.
Reverting her Back to Mass Rez and balancing around this
(which had already a lot of people giving tons of workable feedback and solutions to work with this as her ultimate, including LoS changes, radius reduction or even a cast time)
Reworking her again.
We have already seen that reworking a rework isn’t in the realm of impossibility just by looking at Symmetra. So I don’T see why it should be out of the question to once again change Mercy’s ultimate to be different from the Mess we know as Valkyrie.