Originally Posted by Meru448
a majority buff? sorry but no. more like a sidegrade.
Well, here's my point of it being mostly a buff:
Ambush: With the bonus move speed, you aren't nearly as vulnerable when going to gank if they have vision wards. You'd be able to move into position faster to strike while striking right away, rather than slowly waddling in place assuming they can't see you. It's more of a Shaco-style of stealth, true, but Shaco's stealth works and his is on an even shorter duration.
Venom Cask: Adds deadly poison stacks, letting you get to max stacks faster for more expunge burst. It's less of an assist-o-matic super slow, but I usually use exhaust or something like frozen mallet or red buff on Twitch anyway.
Expunge: More damage because it starts scaling off AD, making straight AD runes more viable because it can add a sizable chunk to having more burst, ratio might seem small, but you still have to remember that it scales per stack. Also not having it remove deadly poison stacks means that you can expunge, without kicking yourself in the butt for expunging early because they were one or two deadly poison ticks away from death before they get out of your range far past turrets. Had too many times where someone would just barely
escape because I hit Expunge before enough ticks from his passive kicked in.
Spray and Pray: Yeah, that's a 50-50 thing. It no longer has limited shots, which is a major plus once you get high attack speed, but does reduced damage when hitting multiple peeps, which is only meh since you'd be expunging them anyways for some respectable damage unless they all have high armor- (EDIT: Just realized they changed Expunge to do Physical damage, so only armor would effect it then). Also, allows for Twitch to pull a Master Yi on a turret, almost. Boosted damage+Range to be able to hit towers without being hit back, even without a minion wave, with enough attack speed and AD, will take chunks out of turrets before the ult is up.
Boosted attack range: You'd actually be able to shoot some people without being right under them. 550 is by no means Caitlin or Ashe range, but it is still a nice 10% range boost from what we had, letting us hit people from 850 units away during our ultimate.