Originally Posted by Bled
He's right though, moving the pop might be a good thing, but the actual damage nerf is a bit too much. It's hardly an ultimate at level 6 and more of a damage boost. It's very underwhelming at early levels.
Having an extra shadow isnt as bad as you say, if you can hit a triple e or q its insane, not counting the gap closer.
Ive experienced myself that the auto-attack worth base dmg replaced quite well the 40% with no base dmg, I dont see myself popping the ulti for more than around 300 dmg, wether it was with 40% or 150 damage + 20%, around lvl 6-8.
Even if it really does less damage at that level, its still freaking awesome, people compares it to talon's e, but its far more interesting since it gives you a shadow that interacts with other skills!