After many times trying Plague Bats, I seriously don't get why people claim it's superior to Cloud of Bats. Its damage is much lower, and much more random than CoB's, and while it can only be aimed in one direction at a time, that's not too much of an issue.
Every time I've tried to use it, its low damage just infuriates me. Sometimes I'll hit a mob with it and it will tick for 70-80k, whereas other times it'll tick for 500-600k. Whether or not it does 70k or 500k seems to be completely random, but...why/how the !@#$ is it ticking for 70k in the first place? CoB never randomly hits for pathetic damage, why does PB? In general, PB's damage seems very, VERY random, whereas CoB is always critting for roughly the same amounts.
I just...how exactly is PB superior? It has longer range, but lower and completely random damage. I rarely see it tick for more than 1mil unless I've got a damage buff active. (Jinx, BBV) I'd like to use PB, as it's very useful in multiplayer games, but every time I use it, the horrid damage just annoys the hell out of me and I'm constantly wanting to switch right back to CoB.