The other day I was having a very brief discussion over on the unoffical Discord about healers and who might be the best healer.
Unfortunately, it isn’t an easy or straightforward answer. Everyone has different opinions (which is good!) about who is the best healer, which is why I’ve decided to see who the community’s favourite healer is through a simple poll.
It’s a broad question, so to help you guys out - and to narrow the field a little - I’m looking at:
Healing over all:
As a singular person, who can do the most healing? What is the highest that healer can get to through pure heal power?
Healing per second:
Healing per second is about who can do the most healing straight off the bat. From the beginning of the match, who is more efficient at doing their job?
Most Likely To Help Over all:
As stated below, I’m not looking for damage, but I am looking for a healer who has a bigger impact on helping a team. As a team, what healer is going to help them win? What does that healer have that other healers don’t? Is there something unique about them that gives the team a better edge? What is that edge?
What Gear Works Best:
While I’m not looking for a healer who is powerful through damage only, I do wonder what gear (or gears) makes a powerful healer? What is the best gear to use on a healer and why?
As stated above, I’m not looking for DAMAGE. A healer who does the best damage to an enemy is not what I’m looking for (the answer to that would obviously [redacted]), so I’m looking at these following candidates from a HEALING STANDPOINT.
If you are confused about anything, please feel free to let me know and I’ll explain further below.
The following candidates are:
Alani is a mix of attacker and healer. She heals through osmosis, which can be filled through damage and flailing wildly at everything in sight. She can heal herself by looking at the ground or staring up at the sky while in the heat of battle. Sometimes she likes to heal minions and not the Battleborn who desperately need it.
Irrelevant information: Alani has only one friend (Galilea), and has a penchant for accidentally drowning people. She is also made up of water, which is really weird.
Reyna loves nothing more than giving people overshields, which makes her a pretty generous person. Not only does Reyna gives overshields, but she can also heal allies as well. She does less healing over all, but through heal power gear she can reach up to (from personal experience) 340 heal power. That, with a pretty impressive overshield, makes her Battleborn’s most unique healer - and to this day, someone who is still being undervalued.
Irrelevant information: Reyna loves fixing her hair after every reload and lost her eye after a game of “I-Spy” went horribly wrong. She also loves baking.
Ambra is one feisty lady and heals differently than the others. Ambra heals through Sunspots, which can be placed around the battlefield (but she can also heal through traditional means, like Miko, at the cost of her soul, erm, life).
Ambra used to be a pretty weak character and laughed at, but since her buff, Ambra has become an incredible presence in a match. Through mutations, Ambra can recycle her Sunspots, which is great for the environment (Leonardo DiCaprio, are you listening?)
Irrelevant information: Ambra wants shirts to be tucked in, Gosh darn it. Also, if she is placing actual miniature suns, a) how much solar radiation do they give off and b) why don’t they burn people?
When you tell people that Battleborn has a talking mushroom, they might look at you like you’ve had a few yourself (if you know what I mean, nudge, nudge) or they might laugh at you like you’re a lunatic (which you clearly are).
Miko is perhaps Battleborn’s most persistent healer, and can heal allies in different ways, through a green tether or the top of his/her own head. It’s a little extreme, but hey, if it helps a brother out.
Irrelevant information: Is it a he, a she or an it? That’s something we’ll discuss in the sequel to this topic, “Miko: What Am I Looking At Exactly?”. Fun fact, did you know Miko also loves extreme sports and writing limericks? You do now!
Here is the poll. I’ve made it that you guys can only vote ONCE. However, I will accept honorable mentions, healers you think would make the cut for first place but they are lacking in a particular area. Without further ado, let’s vote!