So many of you miss the point of Ana that all of your “fixes” are misguided. The value is in the Biotic Grenade’s ability to boost allied healing. But none of you use it as such. It’s a freaking reverse discord. But instead everyone wants to throw it on the enemy thus wasting the efficiency it provides. Ppl complain about her mobility, but I don’t see a “buff Zenyatta” thread. If you position her accordingly and learn to land grenades against architecture so that the splash still hits your targets, she is very effective.
Ana is a booster support. Her grenade boosts healing. Take an Ana/Brigitte healing pair with a Rein/Roadhog tank pair:
- A Roadhog using take a breather while under the effect of the grenade heals himself by 450 hp.
- A Brigitte who throws a repair pack on an injured Reinhardt under the effect of the grenade heals for 225 hp.
- Coupled with one shot from Ana at 112.5 and the Grenade’s 100 itself, that Roadhog will be healed by 550 hp (almost full) and Reinhardt by 437.5 (almost full).
That’s a lot of value that no one is identifying.
Secondly, her ultimate boosts damage and survivability of a single ally. Have any of you noticed that each hero category, prior to the combination of the offense and defense into damage, has a hero that provides a buff/debuff? Sombra (ability debuff), Widowmaker (visibility buff), Orisa (damage buff), Ana (damage buff). That is by design.
I’m not saying she’s in a good spot. In fact, I think both of her cool downs are too high relative to the cool downs of all of the other new heroes added since her release and the buffs to other heroes who had cool down reductions (Hanzo, Orisa, Widow to name a few). Grenade needs to be reduced from 10 to 8 and sleep dart needs to be reduced from 12 to 8. With Moira’s fade and Hanzo’s storm arrow both at 6 and 8 respectively, there’s no go reason for Ana’s cool downs to be as high as they are.
As far as flankers are concerned, don’t run her against flankers. That’s her weakness. Brigitte and Moira were put in the game for that reason. If you insist then you should have a teammate assigned to your protection (McCree, Junkrat, Brigitte, Lucio for example).
Ultimately, there’s a real pervasive lack of understanding of her kit that contributes more to her misuse than anything else.