Maining elf, 30lv with some extra hours at it. Usually playing Waystalker or Handmaiden. I tried Shade but found it wanting. A shame, since the idea of the career is cool as duck. So throwing in my observations and suggestions:
1.) Aggroes don’t always break when stealthed, especially with lengthy boss attacks or attack combos.
2.) You only get one backstab with your ultimate, making it a relatively poor one-hit-skill.
3.) When in stealth, lumberfooting to the kill, you’re useless to the team in a potentially tough situation.
How to fix it:
1.) Make aggroes actually break, unless they are mid-swing. Attack comboes (some bosses do several-hit comboes) should break too, again unless mid-swing.
2.) Make stealth not to break unless the timer runs out.
3.) Give bonus stealth timer on special & elite kills.
4.) Tweak stealth timer, bonus timer and career skill cooldown with meticulous playtesting so it won’t get OP/permastealth.
5.) Tweak the damage bonus multiplier down, since now one can have several attacks.
6.) Give the Shade a speed boost and/or a short dash when going stealth.
7.) One more clip for the repeater crossbow (plz).
That’s all folks.