Originally Posted by Dannamoth
I will be looking into his passive and what is possible in that realm. However, there are a few more pressing issues that need to be handled. Unfortunately we don't have infinite time at the office. Priorities and all that. I am pretty sure that we are actively looking at some quality of life change(s) for him.
Consider giving him a stacking passive of +Range on his spells when he hits with his spells. His W, while a sizable boost, doesn't give an artillery feel. It's just a poke enhancer that slows him down in teamfights. Re-engaging with him is a real problem, with the 1300 range not being all that its cracked up to be when first trying to poke at max range anyway, and the delay for entering/exitting it.
This could be drastically OP, but it would reward a seiging Xerath for actually staying in W instead of trying to cancel it ASAP when the front lines clash to flash up in DFG/Ignite range.