It's high time for healing to take a step away from its dominant position in the meta, where it has been for years now. And that requires some extreme measures.
Both healing and shielding have been incredibly strong in season 12 of League of Legends. However, shielding comes and goes periodically, but healing itself has been dominant for more than two seasons now, with no sign of stopping.
In their recent quick game thoughts, Riot said that:
"To speak to the current state of Grievous Wounds (GW), we’re striving to make the game balanced around 40% heal reduction. Ideally, GW shouldn’t be something you need to buy every game, but instead should be a situational purchase in games versus 2 or more heavy healing champs. Moving forward, we’re planning to cautiously reduce the strength of healing to be more in line with the state of GW today."
As it stands now, though, Grievous Wounds is something that is being bought every game, full stop. However, they are keeping their promise, with both Yuumi and Soraka receiving adjustments that have reduced their effectiveness on the Rift.
Namely, Soraka's ultimate no longer removes the effect of the grievous wounds from allied champions, while Yummi's heals are scaling worse into the late game, and are being replaced with added movement speed, which is another thing to think about in the game, as movement is becoming an issue as well.
All in all, we hope that Riot manage to deliver on their promises, and make healing fit into a normal scope once again.