A last tweak, a buff that would make him in a more decent spot in terms of viability and competition. Don't get me wrong, I know Riot has been buffing him since release, which is amazing and Bard players are really grateful for it. But I feel like some of his skills have so much harsh downsides that they make Bard much more unreliable than he should be.
Here are some buff examples I've been thinking:
- Caretaker's Shrine: Amount of time for maximum heal decreases for each rank in the skill. 10/8.5/7/5.5/4 seconds or 11/9/7/5/3 seconds
- Magical Journey: Allies who use the portal are granted 6/12/18/24/30 armor and magic resist for 3 seconds. Enemies who use the portal lose 6/12/18/24/30 armor and magic resist for 3 seconds.
The numbers are there just to make a realistic suggestion and of course some balancing can happen.
What do you guys think? Do you have any suggestion that would place Bard in the spot he deserves?