Originally Posted by Classick
It's a tough line to make a support "viable" middle and not overpowered, I'll try to get as close to that line as possible but it has proved to be quite difficult in the past.
Looking at the numbers, if Nami hits everything on a single target, which is entirely possible to set up given the ranged disables she is provided in her kit, her full burst combo at level 9 scales at 2.65, and assuming Q maxed first and 2 points in W, 610 base magic damage.
Diana in comparison assuming she hits everything with Q maxed and 2 points in W has a burst combo that scales at 2.9 and does 642 base magic damage. This burst hinges on Diana actually hitting Q initially and the opponent actually sitting in melee range for the full duration of W.
This is totally fair? Honestly you guys should just give up on making supports scale meaningfully with AP. Look at Sona. She has garbage AP scaling, but is an amazing teamfighter. Also Soraka needs a rework, and Janna probably needs minor quality of life buffs in exchange for AP ratio nerfs. Like, Soraka and Janna are still examples of "supports" that clearly work better mid lane than bot lane because of how they are designed and scale.