With the patch put out on the 20th of July 2021, Tyrande's Mark of Mending talent was changed from being "Tyrande's Basic Attacks heal her for 2.5% of her maximum Health. Basic Attacks against targets with Hunter's Mark heal the attacker for 2% of their maximum Health." to "Basic Attacks against Marked targets Heal all nearby allied Heroes for 4% of their maximum Health.", on the surface this might seem like a pretty direct upgrade, but one feature that it has removed is the ability to combo it with high-attack speed Heroes – you put this baby with a D.Va, a Tracer, or anything of that sort, and you'd have been laughing for days.
The developer comment for Tyrande's didn't imply there was meant to be any sort of a nerf or reduction of viability, "Developer Comment: We love Tyrande’s Healing niche in the Nexus but wanted to give her a couple of spicy baseline updates, as well as tune-up a few of her under-performing Talents."
Using what limited stats we have available as players, we do see that Mark of Mending has the lowest pick rate on that tier with the filters of level 10+, most recent 4 patches, and Master and Diamond, but the winrate seems to be in an okay place – I for one really enjoyed picking the talent into compositions designed around faster attacking Heroes, as the healing it provided there was nothing to scoff at. This becomes even more true when you combined with the Starfall 20 upgrade, Celestial Wrath, which caused Starfall to also apply Hunter's Mark, so this would work even nicer if you had Heroes with the capability to hit multiple targets with their Basic Attacks(excepting Yrel, Fenix, Junkrat and Sgt. Hammer, as their splashing attacks did not proc Mark of Mending, or remove Block charges, but that's another matter)
I'm not asking for a blanket reversal or anything like that, as I kind of like the new design, too, but I'd like to have some sort of an option(hell, I'd kind of love a later tier getting an "upgrade" to this the same way Garrosh can upgrade the Body Check talent, that's a neat idea we haven't seen since) to gain back the old version that was conditionally stronger.
Also, the new version is bugged and doesn't heal Tyrande. Most other talents, heroic, abilities I could think of to check to compare to use similar or the same wording, and do heal the caster. <
PS: Elune's Chosen's healing is healing for 175% of the damage Tyrande's Basic Attack would deal, not 175% of the damage Tyrande's Basic Attack does deal, meaning that "overkill" damage is included – if you'd deal 300 damage to a target at 1hp, you'll heal the Elune's Chosen target for 525, not 1.75.
- Tyrande’s Trait Build Is Janky
- Balance Ideas!
- Tyrande does not need to be a healer- in fact, she would be better as a support hero
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