Taliyah has been kicked out of the midlane, and is not even in the mid lane tab anymore.
I don't think this was the vision of her rework, to make her a Jungler... Besides: all of her mains have been pretty miserable not having AOE q for over a year now, as 1. It's hard to harass the enemy laner. 2. It just feels weird, it still feels weird.
OK< so how do we make this Q ability (Threaded Volley) have AOE without increasing the dreaded (by riot) waveclear to previous levels?
Threaded Volley still attacks single targets, however it has a secondary AOE which does 50% of the damage to minions and monsters.**
This means the hits beyond the first deal even less damage, at 25%
Next we lower the base damage, scaling and cooldown, to lower waveclear even more and to have actual trade-offs.
Q: damage: 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+ 45% AP) -> 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+ 40% AP)
cooldown: 7 / 6 / 5 / 3 / 3 -> 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4
Another loss: Q will count as an AOE and no longer abuse Rylai's or Ravenous Hunter.
These are just ideas, they do not reflect balanced numbers, that's not my job. But I really hope Riot does something, Taliyah Mid is now an endangered species.