His leader skill isn’t great, there are plenty that give huge Ap on attack and something better than 75% heal down.
That being said, I think that leaderskill is what most of his detractors have focused upon.
His AS is phenomenal… It’s Doc Stevens AR without the taunt and going off at the same time if the Doc doesn’t have a command. Doc’s weapon is a huge advantage but can be disarmed. To top it off, impair, which is common, won’t stop it like it will Docs, only daze which is far less common will. The burn is just a bonus.
His AR since it affects all is actually quite excellent and does quite a decent amount of damage without taking into account the pretty hefty total amount of bleed too.
Since he is weaponless, you can put your best red weapons on him from the get go.
If he hadn’t had such a poor leaderskill to distract from the rest but instead had had something minor like Neutralize, I don’t think he would have had as many detractors as they wouldn’t have slated his leaderskill so much and then the talk would have been about how he has the absolute best part of doc in his Active.
Yes Docs weapon and Taunt in his AR are major features too, but the main attraction is the +60ap to 2 teammates.
He didn’t need buffing imo. He’s not a leader, he’s an enabler and a decent damage dealer with his AR.