I want to start off by saying I’m not super great with Deande in the first place, but I tend to be able to hold my own. Now, on to my silly little rant. I realize that Deande has spectacular melee damage that can destroy enemies fairly quickly (as long as they don’t attack you while you do it) and I’ve even heard from people that she’s one of the only people who can actually beat Galilea at this point. I want to say however that her ult seems kinda pathetic. It’s basically an AoE stun on up to 5 enemies with 500 dmg total thrown into the mix being spread out randomly over whatever enemies might get hit. That pales in comparison to basically every other ultimate skill in the game. It has over a minute cooldown and requires a 3 second warm-up period where you just sit there out of stealth trying to keep someone within the radius of the attack.
There are a load of issues with this ult in my opinion.
First, the damage it does is just so unreliable. You basically need to use it on an enemy that is almost dead which can be very useful when they are running and don’t know you’re there, but a lot of characters can get out of reach (in my experience) by the time the move sets off.
Secondly, the stun is awesome, but if there are minions in the way you might end up stunning them instead which means you basically wasted the move and now you’ve sat there for three seconds, alerted the enemies to you and need to GTFO. Also, it’s a like, 2 seconds stun which plenty of other characters have (but it IS AoE so you got that)
Third,It just doesn’t seem practical in any situation I’ve run across other than when people try to run away near death. It serves almost no point in PvE and is way too case specific in PvP.
Maybe I’m just not using it correctly? I kinda feel like that’s where my issue really is so If anyone has any tips or tricks on how to play her successfully I’d love to hear them because I REALLY want to like Deande and get a grip on her playstyle.