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Senior Game Designer Matt Cooper talks about Brightwing, her current state and future changes. 

  • The devs think Brightwing is in a healthy spot right now balance-wise and has good talent diversity. One exception to this are her Q talents.
  • Her niche is a support with global mobility and there aren't any plans to change her Z. The fact that it has a long cooldown and can be interrupted with CC make it balanced.
  • Her shield build was problematic when it was the only "correct" way to play her and invalidated her Z. On the other hand, the build was fun and had a strong sense of idenity and Blizzard would like to explore whether they can reintroduce some aspect of what made this build unique and fun.
  • The community brought up that currently, there's no skill differentiation on Brightwing aka there's no difference between a good and a great Brightwing.
  • The problem with Arcane FlareArcane Flare and its talents is their balance of effectiveness vs reliability. You don't get enough value from taking them compared to other options on the same tier and the team will be addressing it at some point when time allows.

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I hope they come around on her model update.  She could really use it.  Plus it would make her easier to make new skins for (of which she has far too few for such an old hero).  You already have it made Blizzard!  We've even seen it and it got a positive response, please please just go on with it.

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On 27/07/2017 at 1:53 PM, TSRD said:

I hope they come around on her model update.  She could really use it.  Plus it would make her easier to make new skins for (of which she has far too few for such an old hero).  You already have it made Blizzard!  We've even seen it and it got a positive response, please please just go on with it.

I'd be pretty down with new BW skins - other than the Monkey one, I'm not a fan of the skins available at the moment at all. They're far too similar to the base skin IMO. A new legendary skin would be great for BW.

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