Hi everyone, Saturn here to talk about the communities most beloved hero, Doomfist!
I’m being sarcastic in saying that of course but I am here to present a case to you and hopefully get your insight on it. Doom is a rather… lackluster hero with him being a bottom 9 picked hero in GM this month. He’s mediocre, but the question is how do you help a hero like doomfist out that is so hated and has a kit filled with one of the necessary evils of OW, CC? It’s definitely a hard idea to tackle but as someone with over 560+ hours on the hero and talking to other doom mains. I have come to a conclusion. His ult needs a buff, Dooms ult was nerfed a while ago which decreased the max outer ring dmg from 250 to 200. Which was a fair nerf. But in compensation they made the inner ring bigger… by .5 meters. It simply wasn’t enough compensation and we see doom ult be in the sad state it’s in and the meme videos of dooms slamming with ult in a 6 man grav and getting 0 kills, etc. Doom ult needs a buff.
So how do we buff doom ult without making it incredibly oppressive again?
Simple. Make him build his ult 10-20% faster. How will this help him?
Let me explain, Doom ult for me and a lot of doom players is used as a disengage tool. As it should be, Doom ult isn’t a hard ult to use and is fairly simple to use mechanically. It should never be free kills like it used to be. It allows you to hard commit on a target with all 3 CDs and get out. If we are not going to buff this sad ult in a way to help killing power that’s fine. Let’s enforce it being a reposition tool. Making it build faster will allow doom players to hard commit more often in a game and that will lead to more picks and allow them to create more plays and apply more pressure throughout the match. It Dosent make doom ult any more oppressive to fight when he’s landing on you, just allows doom players to make more plays with his cooldowns throughout the match.
I would like to get everyone’s opinions on this. Thank you for reading :D.