I have had my 5 Pheonix at Gold for a few weeks now. She was actually one of my first two heroes I brought to Gold and has been in my main line-up for a while. Based on my experience with her in the different game modes, especially PvP, I find that her Gold passive is completely and utterly useless and ineffectual.
Below I have attached her Gold Passive skill at 5 level 50.
At the time of her death, she enters into Pheonix Flame, which allows her to revive with half her health after 6 seconds IF she doesn’t take 21,502 damage within this time.
In my experience, of all the times I’ve used her (lots), she has only survived those 6 seconds maybe two or three times, and that was only because the players I was fighting against didn’t continue to shoot me in this state.
Dealing 21,502 damage in 6 whole seconds, especially when the Hero is throwing their arms into the sky, making themselves as helpless and vulnerable as ever, is an extremely achievable task, making her passive as useful as if she didn’t even have one in the first place.
Does anyone else who has her at Gold agree with me?
I would like to suggest a reduced amount of time by half (6 -> 3 seconds) and an increased shield amount while she is in this state, or maybe even a regenerative shield, because she virtually NEVER makes it through her Phoenix Flame the way that it is now.