You’re still overlooking her outta mech health…
If Dva died when her mech health reached 0, then I’d be against the nerf, but not when she has too much overlooked survivability.
DM will still be a good ability, but not as forgiving as it currently is. This is adding skill to her, all the while shifting up the meta. I strictly remember all the Dva mains on the OW Forums bitching about how she will have no sustain, yet she frontlines a meta with 2 soft healers being a DM bot. Give the update time to sink in, then start evacuating the building.
I’m looking in terms of both quality and quanity.
It gives her another ability
Said ability allows for mid+ damage
Can shoot while flying = more time to get damage in during an engagement
Works her away from an ability that is wayyyy too forgiving
Shifts up the Meta
The ONLY con about it is that her power is no longer centered around DM. The fact that you’re giving this much resistance is why Hog shouldn’t have been nerfed in the first place, because the unhealthy hook bypassed the unhealthy matrix.
That doesn’t give her the right to sit back and press M2 whenever she feels threatened. NO other tank can enable/disable a shield like she can with DM, and with all the other shields they can be broken.
And since every Tank + Support is migrating to DPS, it shows Blizz that the other heros in the game need some basis in DPS, not just botting a very specific area. It’s why there are so many Mercy mains; shes a heal bot and almost all of the other support mains have converted to DPS.
That’s all speculation. I’m waiting for the in-play part of the equation.
Now you’re just over exaggerating it.
It’s more like Maggie being only good for trap placing while she does 0 damage, a Trap bot. Then TRS would step in and buff her damage and dropped her 5 mines down to 3. Bam. That’s what they did, and they did it without breaking her or nerfing her into the ground.
Plus in OW the boundary of the classes are arbitrary, or else Bastion and Hog would be DPS and Mei would be Tank and Sym would be Defense and Sombra would be Support.
The 4 roles are not cookie-cutter like you want to believe like it was in Evolve. With that said, just because Dva is a tank does not mean she needs to be based around defensive only capabilities. Just like how hog was DPS based.
Her damage came from 3 places:
- Short range Cannons
- Boosting (short range)
- out-of-mech pistol (thus not a factor in her mech or total damage)
Only closed ranged abilities, so they went the Rein route of giving a mid-long range ability. I want to see how it plays out and how it contributes to her damage.
All while getting her away from DM botting.
Still has the highest health pool in the game.
Plus Mercy is getting changes!
Blizz at gamescon said that she has changes in her near-future. I just want her skill floor to be raised, lmao.