Overwatch support class overhaul nerfs Mercy and buffs the rest

Overwatch support class overhaul nerfs Mercy and buffs the rest

A suite of changes to Support heroes across the board is headed to Overwatch in the next PTR patch. In the update, Geoff Goodman says that she is so good at healing, the other Support heroes could not keep up.

However, other people are getting major changes too.

Blizzard has announced it is reviewing the current state of support heroes in Overwatch.

Going forward, Ana's Nano Boost heal its target by 300 HP instantly, in addition to its existing powers. His Sound Barrier will be increased by 50% to withstand heavy damage, and his Crossfade will now have a larger radius. His Crossfade aura radius will increase from 10m to 12m. Bridgette and Mercy weren't quite as lucky as other members of the cast with Bridgette's Shield Bash receiving an additional second of cool-down time and Mercy's Primary Healing Beam getting a reduction of 10 HP/s.

Moira's adjustment is to her "resource base regeneration rate", which is up 20 percent.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. Her ultimate can be very powerful but often feels like it can be hard to use effectively unless it is used in combination with other allied ultimates such as Genji's Dragonblade.

Using Nano Boost in conjunction with a Biotic Grenade can make a difference "on even the biggest of tank health pools", Blizzard said. So instead, they opted to lengthen the cooldown on her strongest ability. However, her tank-hybrid nature is a core part of her kit and we want to make sure she maintains that feeling of being a hard target to take down.

Brigitte has the lowest healing per second of any support, but also the highest win rate of any support.

Moira is in a great place, but it's easy for her to run out of healing power if the enemy team just doesn't get close enough to charge.

Lucio's Crossfade aura can be an invaluable addition for any team, but it can sometimes be hard to keep your whole team boosted. For example, Junkrat's ultimate can deal a maximum of 600 damage, which Sound Barrier can now potentially negate completely.

Mercy's change may be the most notable. The developers note that the difference in her healing ability than others makes it hard for other heroes to compete, so the reduction in her healing rate is meant to close the gap a bit, though it is noted that she will still be the "go-to pick for raw healing power". This nerf is not only a nerf to her healing output, but will reduce how much she'll have her Valkyrie ultimate available, as well as how much healing it will provide when used.

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