Bastion is the worst designed OW hero by far. He is nothing but cancer and tilt inducing across all skill tiers and barely takes any brainpower to play. I would advocate for a rework instead of buffs if I were you.
No longer uses resource when at full health - most minor of buffs.
Recovery time if self-heal is cancelled by primary fire - either you need healing or you don’t.
If you need healing, you’d carry on healing yourself. If you don’t and think you can shoot instead, you’ll probably survive the .25 seconds until you can heal again. If you really needed healing but decided to shoot and impose a cooldown on yourself? Well, I’d say that’s a problem with the player being bad, not really much more to it.
Sometimes you need to heal between shots, and more importantly this is the only way to get optimal damage out of his ultimate, healing between each shot, while also meaning you can safely rocket jump if need be since you aren’t going to die too easily with the tiny bit of healing you have.
I’m not saying this clip represents how you should play Bastion, but…
Healing tick damage is crucial to keep your armor on the end cap of your health, between shots.
ESPECIALLY during ultimate.
If i had been rocket jumping around, i would need to heal between every shot.
But the hero is usable, and your main sticking point seem to be when ulting. It’s like saying Hanzo isn’t usable because his dragon never kills anyone unless he communicates with a Zarya and asks for Grav?
I’m trying to have a civil conversation. If you aren’t willing to do that and just throw out insults instead of a counterpoint, you may as well stop replying to me now.
You miss my point, I’m not comparing them because they both damage themselves. My comparison is that they both require a teammate to negate a shortcoming:
Hanzo - slow moving, telegraphed, and easily avoidable ult. This is negated by asking Zarya for Grav combo.
Bastion - self damaging ult (if rocket jumping) and giant hitbox. This is negated by the main healer pocketing you while you ult.
It’s a team game, and rewarding the team that works best together seems like a good thing to me.