Bardin’s Ranger Ult is a vanish utility, presumably intended to avoid damage when overwhelmed. Yet, FS has coded in a long, .5 second animation to accompany it, of which the best part is that you have to lower your guard.
What is the purpose of a vanish ult for “Oh Shoot” moments, if you don’t dare use it?
Compare to Kruber’s stealth, or Shade’s stealth… (or Ironbreaker, which is an instant knockback, invuln, taunt… Berserker, which has instant leap and knockback (in and out of combat)), and the same for virtually all other professions. (Even pyromancer, which does code in a vulnerability animation, is still instacast.)
Just seems odd, as Ranger is a pure support char and not that attractive unless playing as part of a 4-man dedicated team, already.