I’d argue otherwise. Recently there has seemed to be an increase in hostility to Mercy topics that revolve around a reintroduction of Mass Rez. I think threads like this, while this one seems to have worked out decently, still contribute toward the stigma that many view the Mercy topic through.
I really wish we could have more discussions and such that do not encourage such things, but alas these are the forums and what will be will be.
If they really want to keep Valkyrie my first suggestion, that I’ve made for quite some time, is to allow Mercy to toggle between her split beams and a more powerful single target beam. There are three things Mercy player feel Valkyrie lack:
Just letting her switch between these would force her to more actively consider her beam management (thus alleviating no 1) and give her a slightly more direct impact (no 2). Mercy players love that playing Mercy forces them to constantly think two steps ahead, so the ult needs to have some brain activity involved.
I’d also suggest increasing the rez-range because the momentum in Valkyrie easily makes you glide out of range, or at least give players some indication so they know when to try to halt their movement.
It would need more, but this would make it somewhat better at least.
I respect your opinion on not thinking that Mercy is underpowered.
I also respectfully disagree with your opinion of “all these Mercy threads to “Muh Mercy”.”
Just like you get to voice your opinions, they deserve to voice their opinions as well. One shouldn’t be written off over the other.
This. The thrill of coming up with the best ways to pull off the ult was what made Mass res so rewarding for me. I think the problem with Valkyrie is that it allows you to generally just sit there, passively helping your team, spectating, hoping they don’t die. I understand that Mercy is a passive hero, but it goes completely against the idea of the word “ultimate”. I think they could have come up with something a lot better in the very least. As of right now, there’s nothing “ultimate” about having essentially a spectator mode, in my opinion.
~Sincerely Yours xoxo,
a Lover of True, Fair, and Fun Balance. xavvypls
That’s way too steep, that would mean an unstoppable Dragonblade. Another suggestion I made was giving Mercy a 2 second 100% damage reduction for teammates in an AoE (which means stuns still work but not damage) after which everyone is either healed to full health or gets a passive 20 hp self regen for 5 seconds.
Harass or assassinate the enemy backline (Mercy DPS is 100/s with no crits, which is 2nd highest without abilities on a support)
Fly around harassing the enemy team
Support your team through choke points
Poke down the enemy sniper or just straight up go to them and shoot them in the head 4 times for them to die
Let your allies do more damage while distracting the enemy by taunting them with flight over them
Go on a murderous rampage of the entire enemy team with your pistol
Literally, not much will be able to kill you as a Valkyrie’d mercy. So instead of being a coward and sitting way back, get in the action and do something that’s not what you normally do as mercy.
While healing like this may be the best option, it’s certainly not the only. If the “best” option isn’t fun, then don’t do that option unless you absolutely need to. People that say Valkyrie is boring are victims of their own poison.