First of all, I want to say that I completely agree that Sombra needed a buff, we couldn’t even say that she was a DPS.
That being said, let me remind you every of her buffs
She now hacks faster
She now has 5 more seconds on her translocator
She now has less spread on her gun
Hacking now disable all passive abilities, like Pharah’s jetpack
Sombra now basically does everything she did, but better. It’s crazy! She didn’t need so many buffs, she only needed like 2 of them. We can see in the overwatch league , that has the old patch, that Sombra was viable . Remember when Shadowburn used Sombra on route 66!
Before her buffs, we were able to counter her hacks by damaging her if she wasn’t well positioned, now, it’s nearly impossible to counter her hacks, even if she has a terrible positioning… The whole point of Overwatch is switching hero to counter enemy team, but if Sombra hacks that fast, it totally removes McCree and Roadhog from her counters, and they were almost her only 2 ones…
I would say that her other buffs her fine individually, but when you stack them, she becomes that monster who is impossible to kill. Remember Bastion who was over-buffed last year, Tracer, who was supposed to be her counter, was totally destroyed by him. To get back to my point, Bastion’s buffs were:
-Ironclad (gives 35% resistance in turret and tank mode)
-Can heal while moving and taking damage
-Spread has been reduced
-Has more bullets in both modes
-Transforming takes less time
These buffs were individually fine (except ironclad), but when you stack them, Bastion becomes that monster who does everything he did, but better, and that’s where Sombra is going right now. Her buffs are too numerous and that’s why they need to be reconsidered.
To everyone who answers “Yes but she got nerfed on her ultimate” I would give you that point, yes her ult takes more time to charge, but we can see in the overwatch league that it was totally crazy how fast she could charge it Shadowburn ,on route 66, engaged a fight with EMP and his ult was already back at the end of the fight… Now tho, it can charge pretty fast as well, don’t get me wrong, but it’s less instant. Furthermore, her ult has been indirectly buffed with her other buffs. When you buff the hack, you buff EMP as well. It now removes every passive in the game so I could say EMP is more an ultimate right now than it was.