Well that and athenes got added so he's less starved for mana in lane now as he can build chalice. Nothing else and even then it took over half of a year for him to become one of the more popular mid picks.
I wonder how they nerf his ult now after he becomes more noticeable in tinfoil league and lower and the QQ follows. --- Still waiting for: Half-life 2: episode 3, Wasteland 2.
Depends who you are up against and if you can get blue often. It helps him be annoying with Q and saves W for ganks or opportunities to trade. --- Still waiting for: Half-life 2: episode 3, Wasteland 2.