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Overwatch PTR Buffs Ana and Nerfs Mercy (Again)

We’ve got another new Overwatch PTR build to pore over, and if you’re a Mercy main, you’re probably bracing for impact at that headline. Yes, we’re afraid to say that Mercy is seeing another turning of the dials. But hey, Ana’s seeing a little buff, so that’s cool for War Mom fans, right?

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We’ll rip the bandage off first: Mercy’s Resurrect ability is the subject of the latest adjustment. The ability now has a cast time of 1.75 seconds, slows Mercy’s speed down by 75% while being used, and can be interrupted by a knockback, stun, or hack from Sombra. On the plus side, when Mercy is using her Valkyrie ult, the cast time is removed.

“We feel that Mercy’s recent rework has been successful, but her Resurrect ability still feels too strong and frustrating to play against,” reads the developer’s notes. “Now that it has a cast time, there is more room for enemies to counter the ability.”

As for Ana, she’s seeing a very meager but likely impactful tweak that raises the damage of her Biotic Rifle from 60 to 70. The adjustment is meant to bring her more on par with other Support heroes and make her more of a threat to enemy teams according to the devs.

Our Thoughts

As ever, we turn to you, the Overwatch player, for your impressions. Do you think that Mercy is still too powerful, or are you fed up with Blizzard fussing with the character? Or do these changes make no difference to you one way or the other? Be sure to let us know.

Source: official site

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