yeah sure, nerf the ultimate ability that’s worse than a basic ability. Lucio’s Amp It Up is better than Valkyrie.
that’s the thing though, rez has been nerfed so hard that it couldn’t possibly be nerfed again without making Mercy F-tier. Right now she’s C-tier, good in low-mid ranks with the right comp and a competent team, bad everywhere else. They could rework Rez so that it functions differently, but a straight nerf would take an already difficult ability and make it impossible to pull off.
I posted a bit above your post about how I think Rez could be reworked so that it’s not OP but not entirely useless. If they nerfed Rez again the cast time would be upped to 3 seconds anyways, so let her heal allied souls for 3 seconds with her normal healing beam and let that be the rez. gives it counterplay while also making it possible for the mercy to survive.
Alternatively, if they want her to be an off healer (which she currently is not, healing numbers are not the only thing that determine whether or not something is an off healer) then her healing needs to become passive (such as by healing the 2-3 allies that are closest to her and within a certain range and LoS) and make her pistol her primary weapon so that she can heal and deal damage at the same time (which is one of the things that makes a hero an off-healer).
I used to think she was an off-healer too because of her low healing numbers and her utility based ultimate until I joined an OW community that explained the difference to me. An Off healer isn’t just a healer with low numbers and offensive capabilities. An off healer has several qualifications:
- utility based abilities
- low healing (with an exception for Zen because of his ult)
- the ability to heal and deal damage at the same time (Moira being an exception as she can heal with orb and deal damage at the same time)
- Primary deals damage (exception for Ana because she does damage and heals with the same primary)
I see this a lot, but I also see a problem with this. If you’re using it as a damage boost only, Then for 15 seconds you’re denying your team of heals, and they are all dying. But if you switch to heals then they still die, only now it’s slower. this has been my experience anyways.