It's pretty useful for ninja'ing people that are chasing you & are farther behind than you initially guessed. Or if they realize what you're trying to do, thrust behind them to still ninja them. It's still situational but can still be fun.
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When ever I use it forward I get the impression I would go just as fast running.
Yeah sprinting is far faster for forward, but its better for backwards and sideways movement. Its still terribly situational, it needs more range/faster recharge to be on par with the other skills IMO.
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