Originally Posted by PerfidiousAlbion
Uhh... his W has mediocre damage, a minor heal that requires you to be in melee range to benefit from, and the mana cost is on par with similar abilities. There is absolutely nothing special about his W until he hits level 6 and upgrades it at the cost of his ganking (E and Q upgrades).
It's funny. When he came out people were complaining his W was too weak.
I already provided numbers on his damage and his heal, without even taking his AD ratio into account it already hits for roughly the same amount or more as squishy AP casters skills, except his spikes have long range, huge aoe, AND the potential to heal him for 10% of his HP per use. Saying that it has mediocre damage and a minor heal is simply false information.
Also Whitehatcracker I agree that his W forces him to buy tear, however the problem is that once he buys it he is free to spam the skill. The mana cost of his W I believe is adjusted to the base skill, not the evolved version. Again the non-evolved variant is not on trial here. A hard to land poke that heals is fine, but when evolved it not only becomes super easy to land AND aoe, but it also applies his passive, which by the time he is level 9 (the right level for his W to be maxed) he is dealing significantly more damage than the skill would have you believe.
I really want someone to explain to me what his weakness is in mid lane. He has sustain, poke, amazing dueling potential, and 2 escape skills. The only champions I can picture actually beating him in lane would be either early game powerhouses like LB, or push heavy champs like Mord (but even then I think the lane would simply stalemate due to Kha's sustain).
Also to those who just say "lololol build armor", brutalizer says hello.