From Alani’s perspective (And ways I’ve been killed so far)
Torrent is a little harder to aim than most ranged attacks, and if she can’t hit things with torrent, she won’t be doing much healing since she needs her stacks from it to do anything other than awful numbers. So as a melee, keep her spinning. As a ranged, don’t stand still. Torrent is also what triggers her skill cooldown, so if she isn’t landing it, her skills aren’t dropping numbers left and right.
As for her actual skills: Riptide is awesome, but once it’s fired off you can clearly see the stuff on the ground. If she rides the wave away, you won’t be expecting much damage coming off it and it also won’t slow you down.
Geyser takes a second to fire off, and it’s silly easy to dodge. It’s a great chokepoint skill for her, or to drop on someone when they are being chased. But once you know what to look for, it’s very easy to just avoid it. This is my view on both fighting other Alani players and watching enemies sidestep it. I land enough hits, but in 1v1, it’s a meh skill unless I can slow them first.
As for her Ultimate, well, yeah. It’s her one really big punch. But it takes a second to aim and it’s a skill shot. So if it hits you, it hurts. If you see it coming and dodge, it’ll hit the ground behind you. After that, just move away from the giant puddle.
Apart from that, she feels rather balanced. If anything, maybe her heal range might need a little bit of a nerf. It’s bloody massive.