Deadwood will have easier to land abilities (and last hitting ability) and I would assume a shorter CD on his Ultimate than Rally.
Rally looks like it requires a bit of skill with using his push-stick to stun and damage enemies and to angle his Ultimate. I'm not sure if any of you have played Myrmadon where you try to angle kelp field on someone who is in melee range, but it's very hard if the target is mobile. Why not have both Rally and Deadwood? Have Deadwood to Grasp the enemy team, Rally leaps forwards and AoE nukes. DW PKs in and assassinate anyone who is still alive.
As stated before, Deadwood is rather self-sufficient. Rally despite not being as supportish as the name implied, still seems to need assistance with landing his Ultimate. How many Soul Stealers do you see waddling into a team fight and pulls off his Ultimate to gank? Very few before late game.
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Suggestion: Assists for effective heals; Accursed solution: http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/sh...ffective-Heals
Melee Agility Support Initiator: http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/hero/Sherwood/Loki
Ranged Strength Support Initiator: http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/hero/Sherwood/Drone
Pusher/Support with potential global presence: http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/her...ood/Luminarium