Don’t go all beserk just yet, hear me out. Who is our go-to medic because she is the only medic that heals enough? Caira. What medics do we feel cannot live up to Ciara? All of them pretty much…
Yesterday we tried to test something out. If a stage 2 Goliath takes two points in 3 skills going up against a Caira with Capacity for example, you can barely outdamage her healing. Where all other healers really lack against focus healing I feel that the best way to boost all other medics is to watch the strongest healer as well…
So what makes Caira good? She can do steady healing AND she can heal multiple targets for the same health. You kinda heal near someone and they get healed. Easy as that… BUT this is too strong. Nerfing Caira a little on AoE healing and she will be much more on-par with the other healers.
So easy fix:
- Introduce a similar concept to mini-nukes where the most healing is
done on a direct hit, and down to ~75% healing is done on the outer
edge of the heal. Still healing, but not as much. This will make wall
heals less effective.
- It might look like this
- Boost her initial hit damage, and keep the fire tick over time. If
Caira can actually produce some damage as a healer she will have more
downtime on the healing making her effective healing ‘less’
effective. That the initial fire grenades (almost?) do no damage, it’s kinda strange.
We are trying to make all healers on par with Caira. Once all monsters are balanced we can either get all healers to the skill of Caira, OR lower Caira’s effectiveness a little so the others become better as well. We are only taking Caira because she is so fool proof and get tons of healing in. It removes any skill. Tone her down a bit more, make her shots a little more skill based with radial hit detection and picks like Val, Slim and Lazarus will be more balanced.
or boost all other healers so that they are actually on par with Caira.