For this Stealth, Assassin, Advanced level character Deande is very hard to get into. It may be that we as the general users just do not realize how to utilize her kit but I feel like it only works in certain areas. Maybe it’s the damage of her skills. She is one of the characters I really grinded the levels for (passively) and wanted to play her and she has an awesome character design.
The Tessurim War Fans are described as her primary melee attack which strings together a series of rapid melee strikes. But I feel as if this is one of the first areas I have problems with her as her attack damage per hit or the attack speed feels unsatisfying. I know there is a learning curve as when I first played Shayne and Aruox and could use their basic melee attack after a game or two easily. With Deande I feel like the rhythm is too slow and it might be that the attack range is too small. Her secondary throwing fans are great and are actually the primary way I use her at times.
Passive: As it is hard to really see passive at times depending on the situation I believe it’s a good passive but I am not feeling any substantial increase from a 25% boost to attacks and skills. (of course, this may have problems with other areas)
Talents: I just assume this is the helix path options and possible paths including mutations and I have no real qualms or better said I can’t judge it very well due to my frustrations with the kit and trying to find her role in fights and other roles. I believe there is no need to really play a particular role since you give the option of augmenting the abilities to fit the situation so when I find it hard to find something I like with her other than throwing fans, this leads to my current frustrations.
Holo twin : I believe this is an awesome skill and if used correctly is a very fun mechanic, If this is kept apart of her kit I’d have no qualms maybe the only thing I would change is the targeting system of the clone? But I need to experiment more with this. Possibly using the 2nd skill if the clone is still alive could be a mutation or something along those lines.
Burst Dash: Depending on the ability you choose to augment this can be an awesome dash attack with a slight build-up or an AoE damaging ability. But I feel that it feels weak. This might just be me and I would also need more time with her to see.
Blink Storm: Its so awkward to use that I find myself trying to kill opponents without using it at times and only when the opponent is less skilled or etc would I allow myself to try and use the ult. The 2 sec- delay honestly kills me (literally) and it does not seem to do much damage . I used Holo Twin and then went around to the back to ult a marquis and it did not even take out any noticeable damage upon him.
This is just my opinion When using her and I know that there are a few character who I just simply seem to be unable to have a good feel for them and have fun with them. But Deande is one of maybe two I would say goes beyond just not like melee or range, or etc. I just find it very hard to get into playing her and having fun.