Originally Posted by Hoofster
They have moved her role from a cleaner to a team fight assassin, but I don't see the problem with that.
The problem as described in the OP is that the ult feels conflicted. Let me try and clarify:
Building like an Assassin:
You ult their entire team (rarely ever hits all 5, but for arguements sake) at full HP to deal the maximum damage to each target. Even if you run in now with your shield up; you will melt.
Ult them all at full HP and then what? Wait for the rest of your front line to move in so they can soak some CC / damage before you join the foray? So what was the point of the shield portion of the ult, which you just wasted?
Saving the shield for when there are a few choice targets getting lower so you can use the shield to clean up? Never mind, now your ult deals laughable damage.
I also hate how they've made its sole purpose to initiate. I hate that rigidity and linear useage which they have only forced upon Eve's ult, nobody else's. Sure, it's an initiation tool; so are countless other ults
. They can still be used for the purpose of catching a fleeing kill.
Just give her ult a base damage value and remove the shield. Voila.