Imo blizzard is killing ashe with this shadow nerf not many people are acknowledging.
Craig (community manager) typed this in the latest retail patch notes under ‘bugs’':
Fixed a bug that allowed Ashe to gain Ultimate while B.O.B was active
If might not sound as a GIGA nerf but trust me, it is.
Blizzard is single handedly killing this character. If you’re going to imply this then you might as well do it for wrecking ball and all the other characters that can build up ult while using their ult.
It’s not a shadow nerf if it’s in the patch notes.
It’s also bringing Ashe in line with almost every other hero in the roster which is only fair, but I do agree they should do the same to Ball and Torb (and I think Tracer as well?) so that it’s uniform.
I agree. And it seems dishonest to say that it’s a bug fix. It was originally a bug fix to make it gain ult in the first place. So, this isn’t a bug, it’s a balance change. They just don’t want to justify it because it’s entirely unnecessary.
It’s definitely a nerf, but not a huge one by any means. I think most Ashe mains (such as me) would agree Bob is typically the worst part of her kit. Being able to charge him up while he’s out was just a compensation.
Instead of keeping the ult charge I would rather they made Bob better somehow. Maybe they could give us a way to actually stop him manually or fix the spots where he gets caught.