Beams just feel so useless (maybe I'm just bad and don't know how to use them). So useless, that I don't even cast them anymore, (except heal on an ally)
They are just so easy to block with E! or E, and not only does it block the beam, but knocks the other guy over and deals damage to him. The only real uses I see for beams are
1, If you enemy is far away and has about 60 HP, so the first tick of damage will kill him.
2, the enemy is knocked over or frozen so he can't E! or E (but there are still better combos against a frozen or knocked down target)
3, Against some one who's really new and doesn't know how to E! or E (But I like teaching noobs how to play rather than just stomping them)
Are there any other uses for beams? or are they just kinda pointless.
What would you guys do to improve them?
My opinion is as follows
I would make the damage start higher, but not make it gain damage over time. Seems so weird that it would be that way, its entire purpose seems to be killing less experienced players. against experienced players, it starts at to low damage to do anything before he doe's E!, but against new players its about the fastest way of killing them. It provided almost no game-play for good players, and is just a tool for killing off noobs, which is sad IMO because we should be teaching newer players rather just killing them with a spell that they will almost never have to fight against once (and if) they become good at the game.
(But, again, maybe I'm just bad.)