Originally Posted by Eppa
She is a champion that requires farm to be strong, while having no hard cc. This is a setup for fail. Either they need to be good without farm (Janna and Sona) or they need to be super strong early/mid game while having a role late game (Nidalee and Soraka.)
This sums it up.
Her kit is by no means weak, though.
Spirit Bond weak? I laugh every time when that Tryndamere spins into our team wanting to hack away anything that moves and then gets slowed. You take one step from him and he can't do ****. Or slowing down the enemy Alistar so that he can't disrupt the ongoing 1v1.
Her Passive is actually pretty strong too, especially for baiting those unsuspecting tanky DPS to towerdive you. Slow-Shield-Heal and you can pretty much stay alive while your turret smashes them away.
One thing that is a bit troubling is that Q needs Mantra to heal. 2 AoE heals is not bad in a teamfight, but she needs AP to actually heal enough. That limits her support role a bit. (In teamfights, I personally never waste Mantra anything else than Q, unless there's a really close call on some carries and the shield burst can help take them down).