Just read the patch notes and I’m super pumped!!
Not many people play him, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t know - they released a weak and broken character named Pendles a couple of weeks ago. What makes him weak? Well, he has a permanent stealth aura with many related helix skills that are completely wasted in Incursion and Meltdown, since killing minions is paramount and stealth does no good while killing minions. The problem is that some Pendles have realized this, and now ignore minions entirely, instead choosing to go behind enemy lines and kill the entire enemy buildable infrastructure with impunity - which we all know is a complete waste of time, since minions are the priority. In fact, many teams have lost due to being completely overrun by minions while a greedy and self-centered Pendles is busy ignoring team dynamics and instead destroying thousands of shards worth of enemy infrastructure.
But now - the great news! Slow effects will no longer slow attack speed! This is great, since the only thing slowing Pendles down while killing the enemy infrastructure was the attack speed slowing effect that some buildables have. Now he can kill those pesky infrastructure buildings 2-3 times quicker and get back to killing minions as soon as possible!! SWEET!
I, for one, completely welcome this fix for a previously broken character.
Look - I don’t care that Pendles has invisibility. I really don’t. But this killing the enemies’ infrastructure with complete impunity ridiculousness has to stop - but instead of that, you just made it 2-3 times easier and quicker for Pendles to do it. Less time killing turrets means less health lost and less chance of an enemy Battleborn catching you in the act.
Furthermore, when Pendles was around, he severely reduced the benefit of putting shards towards infrastructure, due to the ease and rapidity with which they could be brought down. And now, not only will they get brought down faster, but you’ve reduced their standard effectiveness.
If you haven’t been in a game where Pendles has destroyed your infrastructure time after time, congratulations. For the rest of us, this just seems ludicrous. Absolutely ludicrous. He was already broken. And now he’s stupidly broken. I’m not normally negative like this, but for frick’s sake, this is ridiculous.