The curiosity for me is more about Lichbane in general. So far in my testing it seems A LOT better as a general item. Whacking off 475 gold from the cost, adding a base damage and making it magic sure seems like a much improved item. And, it offers movement speed increase for mages, who usually don't have an item to give them that.
I could actually see a lot of mages going for it soon as a first or second item instead of a niche item it was before. It even has synergies with the new DFG on burst mages.