I have been wondering since 2015, why some weapons are tied to Elite Specs? This game is already kitten poor when it comes to build variety, all you're doing by tying weps to elite specs is lower build variety.
Seriously, what's the reasoning behind this? Balance??? Are you gonna tell me that a Staff on core ranger is gonna be OP? Are you gonna tell me that a Dagger on core warrior is gonna be OP? Or is having the Axe on Chrono supposed to be game breaking?
In my point of view, this was a very dumb decision by anet, one that has been going for over two years. Tying Elites and utility is enough of a bad thing for creating builds. Tying weapons to Elite Specs is just stupid.