As someone who’s mained him pre-rework, I’ve never liked how easy he became to use after it. I’ve been playing him a lot again recently, because you essentially have to as hes one of the most powerful DPS. I do agree hes vastly overtuned in comparison to most of the other DPS, and totally understand why most can’t stand him.
The main issue is storm arrow. Not only can it burst down high HP targets, but it’s also ridiculous on short engagements on duels with other squishies. At 125 max damage an arrow, he doesn’t need bursting capability with this.
Id still like him to be viable, hes always been a cool hero. His kit just needs to be tuned properly. Here are the suggested changes without dumpstering him.
Replaced with a shield buster arrow. Cooldown on 10-15 seconds the arrow will knock 500HP off shields only. Sound cue and/or visual effect when the arrow hits a shield. On people, it only does his normal arrow damage-- like sonic. This will help him retain his shield breaking capabilities.
Completely removed. Does not need it. Wall climb was enough before. Currently needs a little more weakness to being dived. Sonic+wall climb is enough for him to be aware of his positioning and also gives him ample time to reposition.
Changed from 100 to 95. (Pre-rework was 85). Current arrow speed is way too fast. Soldiers helix rocket is only 60 I believe. If 95 is still too fast, down to 90. It’ll slightly make for a little more lead time but it won’t affect him drastically.