New weapon would be mace (ideally both main and offhand). Weapon attacks would be CC and aoe based. I am thinking shockwave aesthetics. New skill type would be shouts, ideally with some condi removal. New class mechanic would give you an F1 F2 F3 similar to guardian with passive effects that can be activated. The skills gain would be based off the pet you select. Thematically, the spirit of the animal you select instead of the active pet. The beast mastery trait line could benefit the passive and active f 123 skills. Idea behind this is it plays into the spirits of animals. Hopefully providing a more bruiser and support play style which would be welcomed in wvw and other large scale play.