Last Video, Ani was still in GM? She was always low GM/ brink of masters, might also have something to do by not playing with Buckle anymore.
Don’t get me wrong here, she is an insane Mercy, she just heavily relied on Buckle to make the calls for her (when she gets attacked etc.).
I agree with
That this is not the best advise. Especially when you are not used to playing her like this. It was nice to have different options on how to play her (agressive and passive) and it sucks that we have only 1 left.
Like I said, another reason is that the META currently is just not in Mercys favour. I remember S6-9 Rein and Zarya were absolut throw picks and everyone asked for buffs. All what happened was that Brig got introduced an Hanzo reworked and everything changed, now they are top tank picks all across ranks and platforms. Both Zarya and Rein rely on burst healing once their shield is gone or when they engage, the only healer capable of keeping up is Ana. With the insane buff to Nano, she is able to burst heal a tank 500hp (with nade) and give the dmg reduction over a certain period. Not even Moira can keep up.
I think alone that buff to Ana would’ve made her META, the Mercy nerf wasn’t needed.
I have high hopes for a META change with the upcoming Hog changes and potential buff to Orisa (fingers crossed) and Mercy (I think they will go with 55hp/s which might be the sweet middle spot). Mercy is good keeping these tanks alive and Anas anti-nade doesn’t provide much value if the Target has an Ability with 50%dmg reduction.
Even in DIVE Mercy was and still is the best healer out of the main 3. She can keep up (unlike Moira) and her heals don’t get blocked by shields (like both Ana and Moira). She works great in a setup with Winston/DVa or Hammond/Winston, with Zen as a 2nd healer and 2 flanker DPS.
Also Mercy being “bad” in high ranks only applies to PC. Mercy still is the best main healer on console. I don’t know how the distribution of players are between console and PC, but my guess is, that most actually play on console.
It seems like Ana does have a high skill ceiling, the better you get with her, the stronger she becomes. If you nerf her, she becomes throw pick in lower ranks and console. If you buff Mercy, she might be a good pick in diamond+ (only 13% of players), but horrendously OP in ranks bronze-plat (87% of players) and all across console.