Those who have seen him in action Kage is another game changing hero. His Dispell before hitting is amazing, the buff is removed before he attacks.
For hero’s like Elena, Boril, Obakan, Cyprian, Mangi, Vivica, Aegir to name a few. When Kage hits he will not harm himself unlike the other dispelling attacking hero’s. Sonya, Caedmon for example.
I feel that the board could be levelled by The developers and amend all attacking specials to be similar to Kate’s and Dispell buffs 1st.
This would mean Sonya and Caedmon will not necessarily commit suicide to remove the buffs.