Recently, Blizzard uncovered an astounding upgrade of Overwatch’s most clear healer, supplanting her uber-intense restoration ult—which could possibly bring her entire group once more from the verge—with “Valkyrie,” a ult that lets her take off around with a goliath clasp of super-fueled slugs and super-charged mending and harm boosting pillars. Her restore, in the interim, is currently an optional, single-target capacity on a cooldown. So fundamentally, “legends never bite the dust” is as yet a pertinent motto, yet it’s somewhat less amusement evolving now.
After Blizzard declared the upgrade, many individuals stressed that the Overwatch group showed pried out Mercy’s heart—taken away a standout amongst the most exciting ults in the amusement and transformed Mercy into some sort of high-flying, gun toting storm billow of DPS. As far as I can tell, those feelings of trepidation are unwarranted. I’ve played a modest bunch of matches as nu-Mercy on Overwatch’s PC open test domain, and keeping in mind that despite everything i’m warming up to the progressions, I like them up until this point.
Leniency’s old ult was an outright power excursion to utilize. The fulfillment of jumping out from no place, yelling “legends never kick the bucket,” and sparing the day was coordinated by the other group’s dissatisfaction at having all their diligent work counterbalanced. This likewise prompted standstills in fights and guarded hangs on focuses, neither of which were horrendously energizing. Besides, it urged Mercy players to cover up in difficult to-achieve puts as opposed to fluttering around and helping their group. The ult was the paste that held Mercy’s character together and a free fasten the entire amusement’s design.
Transforming revive into a standard capacity, at that point, demonstrates savvy on different levels. For one, there are not any more out of the blue, tide-turning ults. Additionally, Mercy now needs to draw near to singular partners so as to bring them back, which implies you must be more versatile, dynamic, and mindful of situating while at the same time playing her. The exchange off is that you’re to a great degree powerless while doing this. Up until this point, I’ve yet to have partners make a superior showing with regards to of ensuring me than they generally would. Correspondence will most likely wind up being key once nu-Mercy is on live servers.
Kindness’ new ult, Valkyrie, wreathes her in shining heavenly nature, making her quicker, more grounded, and fit for flight. It’s an impact. I’ve seen individuals making an obsess about her hostile potential in this state, yet as far as I can tell, she can be taken out before long by a D.Va bumrush, and her capacity to recuperate or harm support different colleagues on the double feels more powerful generally speaking. I do, nonetheless, believe it’s exceptionally enticing to leave your colleagues in the clean and go full Battle Mercy while Valkyrie is dynamic. I could see that turning into an issue when these progressions go live.
I’ve been quite risky on a great deal of Overwatch updates of late—Roadhog is a tragedy, and I don’t know I like where D.Va’s going, either—but rather these Mercy changes feel great up until this point. They’re most likely excessively effective right now, yet that is the reason Blizzard put nu-Mercy on the PTR in any case.