force is still good and I think most of the time you'd still buy dagon before E-blade unless you had a very specific use for the eblade.
levelling nyx is funny too cuz both e and w are good value points pre-6 yet they really need levels to be effective after that. Carapace max is worse since the change to mana burn millions of patches ago, but level 1 is such a short stun. I kinda like something like 4-3-2-2 at 11 but I'm not really sold on that. It's at least debatable what skill you put points into after impale IMO.