Originally Posted by Thiede
Reflection is meh, really. A high DPS-er should not have easy access to a slow. The old hero concept was DPS. TB is not Viper.
Mortred, anyone? Also, Huskar. And Rikimaru. And Faceless Void. And Troll. And Phantom Lancer. And Night Stalker. And Drow Ranger. And N'aix. Heck, even Sniper.
To the guy who said hard carries don't need a slow spell and gave Lycan as an example, that's a bad example. One word: Shapeshift.
Also, the old hero concept was DPS, yes, but keep in mind that he was an illusion-based DPSer. Reflection did fit nicely with the theme, and it would even make sense in his old skillset. I actually wouldn't mind giving up ~30% illusion damage (15% from each one) for getting a weaker form of Reflection on top of his old skillset. Zeal, on the other hand, has nothing to do with "Soul Keeping" and the synergy with illusions feels forced, especially on a hero with such weak illusions. It's almost like the loss of over 60% of illusion damage was to make room for Zeal, which sounds a lot like a nerf, if you ask me.
The changes to Metamorphosis are nice, but I would gladly swap the two illusions with the old HP bonus. I would also swap Zeal for either of his old skills, hopefully both, but that's not my decision.