Reworking Tiklandian Visage

One of the most fun builds I remember playing back in the day was the Tik Pets build.
It relied on perma-root which was obliterated by the hard CC nerf.

Could the root effect be replaced by a really strong slow effect so it wouldn’t be a hard CC and could be applied constantly? Would that make the build viable again?

In case you don’t remember, you can see the old build in action here: