The nerfs were way over the top. He had one thing going for him and that was as being an AD caster with great harass and poke. They already nerfed his shield which scales off AP anyway, so he's not all that tanky unless you built him that way. Now he's garbage with no niche to fill. His ult is so short range until it's third rank that you pretty much have to be humping your targets leg to use it. His auto attack range is still incredibly short, which means he'll never be able to fill the role of AD carry. He wasn't meant to be an AD carry so they shouldn't balance him like one.