Originally Posted by Effram
Soraka is fine as is, the problem is too many people play her as full support. Starcall is the most potent offensive support spell in the game, and to not make use of that by maxing it first never made sense to me. In my opinion she should be a mid anyways; she's a lot more useful with a bunch of ability power, maxed cdr, and unbelievable kiting thanks to rylais. Not to mention wish healing everyone for 600-700
Several problems with starcall:
#1: It only does damage over glacially long periods of time.
#2: It pushes the lane like no tommorrow no matter what.
#3: As Soraka with non self-target infuse (doesn't restore any mana on other target either) starcall WILL
run you totally out of mana in about 6-10 casts, which won't be remotely enough to kill any but the most n00b players in the game, and at the same time will push you all the way to the enemy turret with no mobility, no hard CC, and no prospects of surviving jungle Yi even, let alone a remotely decent jungler.
I have no problems with her in mid, she isn't even remotely as strong an antimage as the likes of Kassadin, Morgana, Talon, or Galio, however, Riot has pretty much decided that Soraka shouldn't be able to mid decently.
We already know that Soraka is easily the worst support in the game, barring Karma, so what is the problem?