Originally Posted by Ur little sister
Any word on adjustments to the less burstyness (the requirement to cast Q before your ult means you can't pull your ult off against a laner who actually has positioning, unless you go EWQR or EQWR, which gives them the Q cast time as extra reaction time. This has utterly destroyed a couple of matchups, and just feels terrible on what I'm guessing is meant to be a burst assassin)?
A suggestion could be removing Q casting time (This would allow her to actually harass a handful ennemy laners, which you might be trying to avoid in the remake. Though if it turns out to be too much you could just shift more of the damage into the proc?)
Or possibly buffing her by removing healing reduction from her kit, so her ult at least doesn't have those visual indicators anymore? Because setting up ambushes used to be kind of fun.
Also, I'm making this arguement to non-riot employees, so it might be hypocrit not to make it towards you: how is stomping a game where most people are either lvl 5 summoners, or actually testing stupid stuff out like building attack speed Katarina to see if her attack animation doesn't screw up reassuring towards her viability?
The games I've played against whoever I deemed to actually be competent mid players have all so far shown that Katarina's lane matchups all got severely nerfed atm.
I don't expect anyone to be reassured from the results of one PBE game, that was meant to be light-hearted. However, I am very serious about us keeping a close watch on her balance.
The numbers we are at now are a result of our live balance team's testing - and they will be adjusted if necessary.
As for Q cast times - the response window for QEWR is very small - everything is instant after the Q cast and you can have already started the ultimate by the time the Q projectile arrives.