Hey there folks!
This post may seem like a bit of a rant but I like to think of it more as raising awareness for the misunderstood role of support. Too many times have I heard people complain about the lack of a “real healer” if the person playing support doesn’t pick Miko. Yes, everyone’s favorite sentient fungus usually generates the best numbers when it comes to straight up healing, but numbers alone do not make a good support. Reyna, Kleese and Ambra are all equally viable as support and they bring more than just healing to the fight.
Miko is such a popular healing pick (I feel he’s the easiest support to play) that people don’t seem to understand how other supports work. Too often will I drop a sunspot next to an ally in need only to have them immediately walk away from it and head to the nearest supply station. A lot of people don’t even know Ambra is a healer, they just assume the glowing orbs are offensive tools. I’ve heard teammates complain about an absence of support when we have a support spec’d Reyna doing a fantastic job of keeping them alive. A well timed overshield can turn the tides of battle, I’ve seen it many times. As for Kleese, people have no idea what he does and don’t realize his turrets are both offensive AND defensive tools.
And then there’s the whole “I have a Miko behind me so I’m invulnerable” thing I’d like to address real quick. Yes, Miko is a solid healer, but he can’t outheal an entire team shooting bullets and poking you with sharp things. Especially not if you’re playing Phoebe and are at half health. This myth needs to be dispelled so that people can appreciate other supports equally.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind playing Miko, but I main Ambra and like to share the support love with Kleese as well (I think Reyna is fantastic too, I just don’t personally enjoy playing her).
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