Ana would be feasible in a meta where instant death or instant team wipes weren’t a thing. Ana’s healing utility is good when she’s able to outpace damage, as she could during Triple Tank. But in this Meta, things die in one hit except Tanks, and Tanks get focused down anyways after the enemy gets those early picks. And, as a result, anti-healing doesn’t matter either, because the value targets all die in one hit anyway.
And like I mentioned before, there’s no point in her Sleep Dart when Widow and Hanzo do the same thing but instantly, without cooldown and permanently.
My point is, anyone who seriously wants Ana to be viable should take a look at how overpowered snipers are right now and what sort of meta she could be a part of to counter them.
I don’t see a problem with mechanically easy hero doing fine on viability and in metascene. “Muh skill” is not an argument when this game needs far more than raw mechanical skill alone to manage.
The only problem I see is if the competition for her job are too weak to rise up to the task to compete for either of the support spots.
Last season, Ana was actually more picked overall and in GM than current season. Only in GM on current season does ana see a rise in winrates, otherwise they are just as bad as they’ve been last season when she was non-viable.
Current meta does actually favour her greatly and she sees ample amount of usage on GM and top 500. But Ana’s problems are her and herself alone. Her versatile kit was weakened too much and she got no survivability to gain from it.
They believe that 12 second disengage is enough on a game where other, far more reliable disengages are on 2, 4 and 8 second cooldowns. It is not enough.
Her kit is no longer strong enough for offhealer. Neither is her healing reliable enough to substitute out a main healer. So yea, she would need buffs in some direction.
Last time I checked when ana thrived in a meta was when she had overloaded kit and lucio aura 24/7. So either give her some proper self-healing capacities that doesn’t waste an important cd or buff her frankly really good kit just a bit so it’s more usable.
Some self healing would make it easier for lower end players to survive better and help higher ranks too, while improving her kit would benefit higher ranked players better as they can take better advantage of her kit. But either of these seemed apparently important.
One important aspect is also the lack of counterultimate that stops her usage. Nanoboost should boost the healing done by 30% minimum when applied to a healer instead of dps, to make her ulti more versatile and allow for counter opportunities in a different way.
They should not be afraid of tank meta. Slambulance is already here and viable and Moira is leading it instead lol.
I don,t think this is at all true, what rank are you in sr? Ana is a completely viable character but only in the right hands. Regardless of mercy being “low skill” cause in my opinion she really isn’t all that low skill, Ana is viable in certain situations, but what people don’t understand is and I’ve been saying this for the longest time ever, Heroes that are not currently in the meta, or a popular pick never really get the recognition that they should. Honestly, look at the meta right now (If you want to call it that cause I don’t even think theres a set meta at the moment.) Zarya is pretty much a must pick cause of the stupid grav dragon strike combo, most people use zen as a defense against it, literally ana can anti-nade everyone in a grav to kill them, yes mercy can damage boost a hanzo to over damage a zen’s healing, but ana can sleep a hanzo if not caught in the grav, hell even if caught and with good line of sight she can still do it. People don’t look at the advanced play that other healers/characters can do instead they take easy ways out which yeah i get it kind of backs you up on the whole skill cap thing for a hero, but these heroes with higher skill caps do so much more than what a healer with lower skill caps can do. Honestly if people give you hell for playing a hero that you want to play and that you know you do good on, forget about them. Ana is just as viable as mercy is, like i said you just gotta know how to use the characters.
I just realized, doesn’t threads like this belong in the Mega thread for Mercy? You know, the place where they consolidate feed-back? I mean, that’s what I’ve seen people say in many of the posts that tried to make a run for freedom. Or is there a system for differentiating what feed-back is allowed and not allowed outside the Mega, because I think many of us would like to know if so.
Ah, that’s a reasonable mistake to make. If you are lucky your post will remain where it is, but many (at least one of mine at any rate) was moved to the Mega since it was apparently feed-back. But now you know, and knowing is half the battle!
Besides, I really think that Mega has outlived its purpose.
I do love how this guy dismisses mercy as requiring no skill set what so ever, and then acts surprised complete with smiley face emojis when this annoys people such as myself who have spent 100s of hours to master her as much as possible. Regardless of what your feelings are for mercy, you really cant see how spouting this stuff would really annoy people? It has to be trolling, in which case consider me trolled.
Look I can do it to: your just a garbage plat player who has no idea what their talking about, I’m just telling it how it is, no need to be upset
Just trying to be polite You’re looking too deep into my statements. I’m just saying how i view 2 heroes in the game. Clearly you don’t agree nor do you have to. However if all you’re going to do is say i’m trying to troll when again i’m just stating my view on the game, feel free to leave. You don’t need to participate
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