To be completely honest, it had to happen. 15 points to completely shutdown any opponent in CC was incredibly overpowered. Even with 7th edition challenge rules, it was still incredibly powerful if the player with the Mindshackle knew anything about proper model placement in CC.
One of a few things were going to happen when the Codex came out it would either:
a: remain similar but get an massive increase in points
b: reduced in function
And given the strength of that wargear, I'm wasn't surprised when it got changed to what it is now. That said, it does still have its uses, but its very limited now. In short, don't even try using it against Tyranids, Space Marines (any), CSM HQs or Chaos Daemons.
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