captcpc Posted January 9, 2013 Report Share Posted January 9, 2013 Some possible changes: -Occlusion is too situational, maybe have it be a flat movement speed similar to Phantom Menace? Should be swapped to be the E passive since it has more scaling potential than Stepping Strikes Reasoning: Occlusion is a great as a mobility tool, but takes a full 35 seconds to ramp up the max 21% movement speed and has no use in teamfights after entering for the first time. -Stepping Strikes changed to Heroic Passive with 1.5/1.75 range or reworked Reasoning: There is absolutely no reason to level this ability past 1 for early chasing and though stat levels are nice, it's mediocre at best when it becomes a damage steroid. As a damage steroid it depends on Shadow to constantly attack in order to make full use of it providing no immediate boost in damage and provides little utility outside of being able to move 0.5 units every attack. The ability requires Shadow to have good crowd control backing him up, in which case the damage steroid becomes pointless. -Shadow Walk is too unreliable. Maybe add a silence to Shadow Walk, removing timescale and reducing the AoE and duration to compensate? Reasoning: Shadow Walk is as reliable as a disable as Stepping Strikes is reliable as a damage steroid. This ability is easily countered by a 40 mineral scan (as well as Rancor) and provides absolutely no benefit to the team when countered outside of the damage boost it gives to Shadow alone. By focusing more on the ultimate's utility, it will have more presence in teamfights and late game scaling in return for lower damage and the loss of a situational pushing/counterpushing tactic. Overall: Shadow is not well-suited for any role in particular and falls off incredibly after the early stages of the game unless he snowballs out of control (which every hero can do). He should be reworked to focus more on his ganking capability and teamfight potential or his ability to scale later into the game rather than a mediocre mix of damage and utility. Eliwan 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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