Originally Posted by Redenbacher
Your comments here speak to Kha'Zix as an AD carry. He's not. Kha'Zix is an AD caster, similar to Pantheon... or Riven. They don't have steroids, or benefit from crit, but still manage to stay relevant.
Also, you're the second person to mention that Kha is unable to use his passive in teamfights... isn't that exactly what his ultimate is for? Assuming, of course, the enemy doesn't have stealth reveal. Someone raged at me for taking Kha top one game for the same reason and I've never felt it was a hindrance.
I have no idea where you got "AD carry" from my statement about team fights. He is an AD caster assassin. His passive becomes more or less irrelevant for the majority of the team fight unless he is cleaning up. Yes, his ult does give him 2 shots of his passive on his Q but that is a joke, and quite honestly if he gets anywhere near someone he can kill in those 2 hits in order to leap away before dying, then that is a pretty garbage team he is fighting. As soon as he shows his face he will get stomped.
But anyway, the point I was making was that KZ, like all AD casters, become pretty much benign by lategame for the reasons you just mentioned. The only reason Pantheon and Riven stay relevant is because they have a stun, one of which is AOE, and they both hit multiple people with 1 ability, so in terms of total damage output they are already at least 2 times ahead of KZ, who can only hit one person with his Q, which is where most of his damage comes from.
He's not bad per say, but there are far better choices, like Rengar for example, who functions very similar, but has the benefit of a steroid on his Q so he can followup after the initial spike damage.
EDIT: FYI I like KZ and I hate SR.