Originally Posted by HaiImLoki
Exactly. 25 mana at level 1? On a high cooldown? (9 seconds for me at level 1). It maxes at 125 mana. On 40% CDR it's 6 second CD. Is that REALLY gamebreaking? Anymore gamebreaking then Vaynes true damage? Or Trynds ult? Come on Morello. You don't think she's broken, you're just appeasing to the QQmmunity. I doubt you've even played Soraka in the past 2 weeks alone.
25 mana at lvl 1 is (essentially) a free mana manipulator for her lane. So she's (kinda) starting the game with an extra 475 gold.
I don't really think that's a problem, but I could see why some people would (especially since she can still use that skill offensively if she wants to). It'd be different if the mana regen only affected one person, because now she needs to make a choice between harassing to drain the other supports mana through heals or saving her own mana in case of ganks or whatever.
Someone else mentioned this already, but basically if you're laning against a Soraka is there is very little point in harassing. You'll oom from using your abilities, she'll heal/infuse and then Graves will burst your Vayne down and you are too starved to try and heal her. You're better off (most of the time) just putting points in whatever your lane sustain is and chilling the bush saving your mana.