But who else could you say “has everything”? Off cooldown or on cooldown? And especially with such ease of use. Phoebe’s silence requires combo, Boldur’s requires melees, etc., etc.
Also, and this is where the problems start to begin…she is not a tank. I can see why you would think that, but she’s a territorial brawler; but she can tank damage like “tanks” with her ult and shield (1700-ish), plus not small health pool and 300-ish shield. Although for the sake of not getting technical lets call her a tank. 18% dmg nerf is barely anything IMO. She gets that back in her helix, plus 35% attack speed…let that sink in. With good gear your looking at 50% attack speed’ not to even mention the insane dmg she can do at full health. I believe it comes to 100% dmg increase.
My problem with Gali is that she can out DPS other melee assassins, she can keep up with tanks with the amount of damage she can absorb. She has the best CC in the game, etc., etc. There is not a category that she isn’t top tier or the best. All other characters have some weakness. The problems arise when I character excels at literally everything.
That being said I don’t think it would take “much” to bring her in line. The pull into silence at level 1 has to go. I would also keep the shield throw, but get rid of her ability to absorb so much dmg, maybe 500. Get rid of the 35% attack speed increase in her helix, and maybe bring down her dmg just a little bit. Then she would still have the best stun, good dmg, and desecrate would still be top tier.
**To me, rath has the second strongest combo, which is knock up/silence/dreadwind. This is a deadly combo, but it is every 60 sec and only after level 5; plus that is basically all he has. He has an autowin (most of the time) combo after level 5 every 60 sec or so. Gali has this every 15/20 seconds…
The pull/silence/ amplified dmg, shes getting some hits in until you can get out of the field and they will hurt and right when you are about to get out of it, stun, dead.
Edit: If she’s a tank, then let her be a tank. I’d be fine with that, but the devs should IMHO pick a category and stick her in it, make her the best in it, IDC. Just can’t have her the best or nearly the best at EVERYTHING.