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Barrier vs Heal

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GuiltDragon

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06-18-2014

With heal nerfed will barrier be making a comeback? The heal is nice but the movement speed for one seconds doesn't seem like it's going to hell much compared to the 2 seconds of protection of barrier. Is heal still the better option?


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Toge

Senior Member

06-18-2014

Quote:
GuiltDragon:
With heal nerfed will barrier be making a comeback? The heal is nice but the movement speed for one seconds doesn't seem like it's going to hell much compared to the 2 seconds of protection of barrier. Is heal still the better option?


Short answer: No.

Long answer: Barrier blocks for slightly (very slightly) more damage than heal. Heal saves not only you, but an ally, and it makes you move faster for a moment.The move speed will still help you get out of a sticky situation or an ally, if not help you get that last hit on the escaping enemy.

Barrier is a greedy pick when you can work toward your team and save not only you, but allies as well.


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GundayMonday

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06-19-2014

Yeah what Bara No Toge said. Would you rather have one barrier or two barriers and a movespeed boost? It's not even a contest.


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Sephïroth

Senior Member

06-19-2014

The only instance where Barrier wins over heal is when you're going against an ignite. Then Barrier is more effective. Aside from that, read above.


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AlethiaArete

Senior Member

06-19-2014

LoL Wiki also says that barrier can be used when under any CC except suppress... is that new?

In my opinion, that makes barrier useful in some matchups. Also early game barrier protects for more for one person, but heal in the end heals more for one person.


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GundayMonday

Recruiter

06-19-2014

Actually, I take back what I said. This guy has a really good point about when to use heal vs barrier:
http://youtu.be/8PzQL1cvklY
(and uses DBZ metaphors)


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