Originally Posted by enkichild
What I've noticed since last patch is that Blitzcrank can now grab a hero through minions instead of just grabbing the minion like before.
The problem with this change is that Blitzcrank in the right hands is nearly impossible to avoid even if standing beside or behind your tower.
So far, in every game I've played I find that it's damn near impossible to be melee DPS and sharing a lane against someone good with Blitzcrank because you can absolutely never come within range unless Rocket Grab is on cool down. Before a strategy I used was to stay behind minions, but now you're not safe even even strafing back and forth behind minions to make it hard to catch you.
I think Blitzcrank is already a very powerful hero, and the new change is not so great because you can't counter it by positioning yourself intelligently.
I just recently played as Blitzcrank, and I was grabbing minions when I tried to grab a bot. Granted, it was my first time playing as him, so I'm not experienced, but still. I don't think it was actually changed.