I'm so utterly sick of story missions taking away your attack skills for a ham hock version of attacks. It's not fun being a ranged class forced to fight in close combat where you take tons of damage. The Balthazaar machine just kills you over and over, it's not fun, it's not interesting, and being forced into close combat fighting when everything around is ranged its just infuriating. Add to that all of your attacks lack conditions where your class and gear is designed around boosting them. Can you please offer us more options at least? A choice of ranged vs close combat would work, though the condition nerf is frustrating. That last fight with Balthazaar is a mess. It's noting but AOE and knockdown spam. Also fights where you're constantly dying aren't fun.... They just aren't.