He’s a damage character with lots of protection options.
Remember to juggle your shields, between your off-hand shield (USE THIS) your wards, and your innate shields, you have a lot of tankiness, use it.
I suggest some shield regen speed gear (since they nerfed his first helix item) Some health regeneration, and some basic health increase (preferable with any or all of these having health regen under %50)
He deals plenty of damage, you just want to keep him ALIVE.
Remember your wards are best when you’re attacking at the same time, or for protecting your back while you run. your off-hand regenerates faster than your wards, so if someone is focusing you, use that off-hand when your shields pop, they’ll either keep focusing, or turn their attention. If they focus just pop wards when the shield goes down, if they change focus, start firing and pop wards if you feel the need. If you stretch them this way though, you’ll have your shield, then 1000 to block, then wards, then 1000 more to block (assuming you don’t get your shields back) it gives you an extra 1k to soak up damage over warding first.
His off-hand play is MUCH more important now that he’s been nerfed, people used to be able to just rely on his wards.
Use your dash to run if you need to, and remember it can take you up on ledges.
Never try to shoot someone by yourself, remember, you’re a tank, focus on that, and team shoot.
Make sure you get good at hitting his charged shots, and don’t forget to overcharge your wards when you can.
Don’t ult unless you’re surrounded by teammates… seriously, just don’t do it, and if you’re done needing it, don’t walk around, just cancel it, the cooldown is pretty quick.