RH in 2-2-2 tank-slot means you lose the shield battle & your squishies die faster. He was preferred in triple-tank + pre-nerf-ana meta for that reason.
This was exactly the problem. The fact that RH could win a 1v1 against any other hero = unbalanced. Not just that, but out of role. Solo kills are the terrain of DPS. He should be a shitty reaper because he’s not supposed to be Reaper.
[quote=“linkigi, post:503, topic:291”]
The change makes his combo essentially unable to kill targets on its own with any degree of reliability[/quote]
Yes, like the rest of us non-dps.
Getting elims is worthless if your team dies, so you need to be fighting with your main deathball, hooking anyone harassing mid/back-line, or indicating & isolating focus target with hook (ala discord). But because he was essentially 1-man-army, his kit encouraged bad play. I had the same sinking sensation for an RH pick as a widow pick, because it often signaled a desire to solo quest over game sense & team fights.
Do I think he’s a shitty tank? Yes, but he was already. Now death-matchers (aka those who don’t like teamwork) won’t pick him. However, I do expect a few mild buffs to come down once the meta stabilizes.