Have been playing the evolve companion app this weekend (double XP etc) and it’s kind of making me realise how much I’d love Val’s med gun to be truly a burst heal.
Caira has the game covered with her AOE heals, Slim’s functionality is very unique (though he’s clearly a more complex character that requires use of all of his kit), and Lazarus is in a special spot with the revives… but Val seems to be like a poor persons Caira still.
I’d like to see Val’s heal rate dramatically increased, 100% maybe more. I don’t think that her capacity should change, or her reload even, just the heal rate. This would (I think) put Val in a much better spot as a character in terms of feel to play. Her healing would be faster than anyones, but it would be focused and bursty. A monster has someone against the ropes? heal that hunter up to full in no time at all, but then work with the fact that you have no heals for anyone else for a few seconds while you recharge.
It keeps her hands free for more sniper/tranq work (and in turn this means that they may need tweaking to make sure all is fair) and differentiates her from the way Caira is played.
I’m not going to be unhappy if Val doesn’t really change at all much from the next patch, but just wanted to start a thread to open up the discussion about this… what if Val’s medgun was much more for burst healing? Thoughts?