I think his Audacious Charge needs to lose it's slow tbh, or at least slow less. A gap closer slow, and pop up every couple seconds, assuming aspd around 1.5.
It makes it.. extremely hard to get away from. Yeah yeah exhaust him qq more blahblah.
While exhaust is a very plausible counter, exhaust is a plausible counter to every dps champ, is it not? You can't use exhaust all the time.
Exhaust is up what, every 3 minutes or something?
Thornmail is definitely a great counter as well, I'm not saying you shouldn't use it, although squishies don't have enough hp to really use that thornmail reflect. 30% of the physical damage as magic damage, and then still gets reduced by Xin's own defense. Which is then completely negated and then some by Xin's innate lifesteal combined with his own bit of lifesteal items.
I really don't mind him as much as I used to as I somewhat got around problems, but really. Does he need a slow on his gap closer? Even this unknown Leona has less of a threating gapcloser/stun combo than Xin.
Leona: E; Gap close (no slow) ---> Q; Stun (1.25 secs, 8 second CD at max rank, 4.8 second CD with max CDR, which probably isn't the best choice of items for Leona to go, and probably better off letting the AP carry get the blue, therefore 4.8 seconds isn't very plausible. Stun time can be reduced by tenacity).
Xin: E; Gap close (slow) ---> Q; Pop up (I dont know the time. Someone let me know. I'll assume 1 second for now? Takes effect every 3 hits. Taking a reasonable amount of 1.5 aspd (I haven't played him in a long, long time, his actual aspd is probably higher), The pop up goes off every 2 seconds. Not reduced by tenacity).
Yes, indeed, true, I agree, that they're supposed to serve to roles etc.
But really, should a AD carry (He isn't listed as one, but believe me he can carry quite hard in place of Yi or something) really have more constant CC than a tank (plus the soft CC of slow)? (that isn't even released yet lol dont even know why I'm using her as an example).
But of course someone's going to say I haven't included Leona's ult yet. Yes. Her ult will make her have an extra CC skill. But Xin's ult does something like 300 + 20% of current health as physical damage and increases armor/magicresist? So lets just leave this aside.
And the arguments such as, "CC him; Xin's susceptible to CC", that.. works against everybody, does it not? Except for.. Olaf, Gangplank(ish?), and Alistar(also ish?).
If we simply all answer with "CC them", then no champion is overpowered. Except Olaf. Which coincidentally, he isn't.