The hero is almost never seen in the competitive scene solely because there are other more safer heroes out there. Sure Pestilence is a highly mobile hero, who gets relevantly tanky and dishes out good sustained damage, but the hero really does not have much going for him at the moment.
Simply put: heroes like Kraken, Amun RA and even Cthuluphant provide more utility along with safer way to reach an effective peak.
I mean everyone admits that a stun that deals only 200 physical damage at max level really is a joke now a days. Considering other heroes deal average nuke is around 280-300.
I am aware of the fact that his ultimate reduces armor, which makes his W hit harder than 200, but really it is an ultimate for a reason.
Another major issue with Pestilence is the purge-ability and disjoint-ability of the ultimate. Invisible-reliant heroes like Magmus (W), Valkyrie (E), Fayde (R), Nomad (E) can simply disjoint the swarms by activating the skill mentioned in brackets with them before the swarms reach them. Secondly, other heroes that typically do get Shroud (say Arachna) can purge his ultimate off by simply pushing W.
Therefore, in my personal opinion, I think for Pestilence to get back on the scene, it is imperative to increase the damage on impale. And make his swarms unable to be disjointed. Purge-ability should remain on it.
Additionally the 10% increased damage taken should be removed all together. Other heroes like Pandamonium have had their drawbacks removed, it is time the former servant of Moon Queen get the same treatment.
What say you?
EDIT#1: One of the sentences was incomplete.
EDIT#2: I love Ekamo for realz. Dunno why I got angry at him for a minor overlook . Anyway put a link on the most confusing line in this post, to better demonstrate what I wanted to say.
Last edited by foxmindedguy; 02-07-2012 at 09:56 PM.
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