March 2019 - last edited March 2019
Ok Here is my 2 Cent on Support Gear. They are over all horrible In my opinion Interceptor and Colossus are the only Javelins that have support gear that is useful end game, but still could be better. Both Storm and Rangers support gear are stationary making them very impractical when you are constantly moving to avoid being flanked or overwhelmed. The cast time and HP on both Ranger and Storms shield are abysmal. On hard you are luck if they take 2 hits before the drops and with no Masterwork version they are just extra stats. But they could be very useful I believe with a few changes on how they behave.
Here are my suggestions on the support gear changes that would improve over all there usefulness.
Muster Point - Should be a Aura that when used empowers every one with in a certain radius. The effect should include an Increase in rate of fire, an reload speed.
Bulwark Point - Actual fine with it being stationary however needs substantial buff. Should have a huge amount of hit points. As well should be a have an are of denial effect. Pop the bubble enemies cannot damage you in it or enter it. As well you cannot shoot out of it. Safe zone to revive without fear of ding as well safe are so everyone can recover their shield.
Battle Cry - This abilities is actually the only useful support ability of the 2 End Game. needs a buff though. Why is it better than Shield Pulse. Because it puts all the focus on the Colossus for a period of time and lowers their resistance so they take more damage. Would love it it also lowered their damage output and ability to stagger allowing the Colossus to take the extra damage. or double armor for period of effect for Colossus.
Shield Pulse - on paper this looks like the better of 2 abilities but it really isn't. On higher level content. and one can argue even on lower level content the 33% damage reduction doesn't equate to too much. OHK on a Interceptor or Storm even with the buff will probably be a OHK. And that's also if they are in range of the Colossus to get the buff. Buff range needs to substantially increased and well damage reduction needs to be like 80 - 90%.
Shield Wall - Like Bulwark Point fine with it being stationary, but like Bulwark point needs hug amount of hit points and be and area of denial ability. Now i think this should work a bit different though. Enemies can pass through and you can shoot though it unlike Bulwark, and if an enemy passes though it they they get a damage resistance debuff or if shielded they loss their shield.
Quickening Field - This needs to be an Aura like Rally Point. As well needs to do more the just reduce ability cool downs. Maybe all enemies in with in the Auro have there elemental resist lowered as well. Name change Enhancing Field.
Target Beacon - This is the best support ability in the game, hands down. Its a straight damage increase, doesn't require you to stand in one spot forever, and doesn't make all enemies around you want to eat you. Should be used all the time if on your load out. That being said doesn't mean it cant be improved. I would love for it to spread to a close target if you kill the marked target while still under the effect. Small QoL suggestion.
Rally Cry - Again a great effect, the only downside to this ability is you equip it you don't have Target Beacon. This ability really should only be used over Target Beacon if you know you are going to do an encounter with alot of Status effects like Strongholds. And even then one might say the damage boost is better than the status clearing effect. How to make this better give it a damage resist buff after it clears an effect for like 10-15 seconds. problem with clearing effects it their are many instances ther are mobs spamming effects. so clear on and 2 seconds later you are hit again.
As well would be great for the to be better visuals for enemies or allies under effects of buffs/debuffs. So like mob that has Target Beacon make the glow a certain color or have a target above their head so making it more visual for everyone to see.
On last not please fix it so Support gear drops at level 30. Each of my Javelins only have one piece of support gear they can craft due to at lower levels when he support gear drops I uses the one that had better stats so never unlocked the second gear piece to craft.