That's BS. As someone who uses the devotion frequently the hemlock can kill faster at any distances that I can.
It works at close range often being a one hit kill where the devotion needs to wind up. It works at long range better than the devo because again due to accuracy and the wild bouncing of the devos first few shots.
Also this makes me sad. I will miss the cheese. "Nuclear Eject damage no longer fills your Titan Meter."
I like that they are shortening the blast radius of tones shots.