It's not really a thing. It's a gimmick that can work. His ult provides utility (a 2.5 second suppression). His Q has a 3 second silence at max rank which is decent, but it's not the easiest skill to land. Null zone enables him to have some damage without having farm since it does % health over time.
I'm pretty sure the guy on reddit said that he maxed E first (the DoT spell) to harass in lane. The problem with this is without any AP it really doesn't do all that much damage and maxing it first delays you maxing your utility skills.
It might be worth a try, but expect people to complain because that's what people do.