I think that in the current state of our weapon sets we need more options, be they power or hybrid, since e-specs are coming and we hardly have a choice. What do you think?
Yes we need more options given that weapons are our form of customization. Honestly I wouldn't mind if they changed weapons to do as trident did, offering up more customization in what you can run even though we all know specific weapons would do better in specific parameters. So unless you care about min-maxing it doesn't matter, it can make it worthwhile for rev players. Many weapons are terrible and are in a horrible state competitively especially after last balance patch, so now we are in a situation where our build craft is even more limited than it had been before the patch.
I can already hear people complaining "Revenant gets so much favoritism REEEEEE, MY CLASS NEED NEW TOYS TOO REEEE!!!" before you start hear me out. In terms of tools we are SO limited on our weapons; We literally don't have a single functioning ranged weapon and we really just camp one weapon-set now. You don't go ranged unless you absolutely have too and making ANOTHER ranged E-spec won't help this once so ever it leaves the core issue as it is currently. We are one of the most limited in terms of customization which fully comes from our weapons, not our utilities. So three more weapons to close the gap maybe four, One ranged and two/three off-hands maybe just so that way we have more tools to play with. I mean for the first four years of the classes life we had ONE underwater weapon, which we all knew needed to change because thats some BS.
Or heck, Scepter + Focus and leave it at that? They fulfill the ranged niche we lack right now and if you make it work like trident it can fulfill any role. This means we would have a underwater and on land set-up to run with that can fill for us. It also keeps you from worry about "Rev's lack range" when you go into make an E-spec and opens doors you couldn't of opened otherwise. The class feels a bit unfinished and it feels like its missing something, this might not be the best change but honestly it seems the easiest to pull off as well would take much less time than reworking the whole class. (Parts of it currently work really well, the nerfs his rev really hard though outside of condi)
So we need one more legend, id go for an evil ritualist of some-kind. We need one more weapon set for at least one more off-hand/main-hand and then you can make a new E-spec without fear of it being received poorly due to its nature. I don't want every single spec we get in expansions to be limited to filling the ranged side of our kit, Id love to see more unique melee styles come from rev. This can't happen if we lack good ranged pressure and with hammer in its state and being primarily a power weapon anyhow, we kind of are left with nothing. (shortbow is terrible.)
it needs weapons that aren't so gimmicky. yes i get it we're the goth kids of the bunch but come on at least give us some weapons that are more fluid and can work with different specs.
Yes we do. Long time ago, when Anet decided to remake both skills on sword off-hand, the suggestion was to create a brand new weapons instead. But... too lazy to create additional animations. So.. we are here. I do not think it will ever happen. Nethier would hybrid builds.
Yes. Another core option such as Scepter and Focus or Longbow would be great. Not only do I think the Revenant needs more core weapons they also need more utility skills in general.
My ideal Addition would be one more Legendary stance skill so you'll always have one of your legend's skills benched and a set of 4 Signets which you can use on any Legend that would be swapped in and out of like a normal utility on their kit.
A less ideal situation for me, but I'd still agree to is just another legendary stance.
Severely lacking a core mid range weapon.
Yes please. I wish i would have a offhand weapons, that can be used as every build.
Not sword for power, axe for condi
something else. Like a kind of supportive horn or so
maybe one horn skill does something like necros plague horn skill (forgot the name) , while the other makes the rev evade for 3secs (but as tradeoff maybe not be able to attack with weapon skills)
Im knew to GW2 but not MMO's. This is one of the few that dont have great axes. Something in between the great sword and hammer. Less slash than GS and less impact than a hammer but equal in balance. Slicing for the 1, a poke style bash with the head giving an unbalancing effect to the foe for the 2, a sweep with the handle for the 3, a similar sweeping multiple knockdown with the 4 like the hammer and maybe a baton like spin move for the 5. (Just off the top of my head)
We could use more mainhand and offhands.
I hate having ONLY Mace for Condi builds because it is pretty heavy weight of a weapon, offering absolutely no utility, just lots of damage damage damage damage.
A Mainhand Axe would be nice as a more "lightweight" Condi weapon, with some utility
Offhand Mace would be nice for a more heavy Power set which focuses on CC, since SotM is GARBAGE for CCing bosses now.
If I play a stupid build, I deserve to die.
If I beat people on a stupid build, I deserve to get away with it.
A core ranged condi weapon for the non renegades would be a good addition. Perhaps it can offer some good defensive abilities whilst throwing some condis in the mix.
But more so, a bunch of our current weapons need fixing/polishing, such as hammer. It's in a really bad place right now.
I've been saying it basically since HoT and Revenant launched but the class needs a bit of an overhaul tbh, on the level of the mesmer phantasm changes a while back. IMO the core class needs one more legend (to have the same amount of utility skills available as every other class, still excluding racial skills) and another weapon that provides another ranged option and adds some more variable options. My suggestion would be something like a mid-range mainhand dagger. This makes the most sense to me as Revenants tend to use weapons in weird and unique ways (ranged dagger skills = cool as hell) and also these forum pages feature official art that literally shows a Revenant holding a dagger.
PS weapon skills shouldn't cost energy