I don't think another melee champion is needed on frontline, nevertheless everyone enjoys stance changing. It might be wise to change the weapon to something similar to a kurasigama of the sorts which is a melee chain weapon (still japanese) but can be thrown at least 4ft in front.
I think another melee champion is probably needed in general to be honest. I don't think Term should have that unique disadvantage. Plus I was trying to avoid her feeling a little too much like a flank because she does have a few flank-like properties to her.
Granted I think it actually may be more interesting to have it on a flank champion instead of a frontline, although the unique disadvantage melee has can be more of a balancing issue for squishier characters.