With E-Soecs Anet interpreted professions a new and gave them new roles. Some are easy to identify like druid support or scrapper control spec others are a bit nuinced like scourge with area control and dmg mitigation.
I opened up this thread to discuss what e-spec roles are still missing /desired and how you would design them.
I look at the old specs and what role they fill and theories what new role could be implemented. I only thworize about what role not weapon or skills, but feel free to do that if you want.
Berserker: Clear DPS + new condition gameplay
Spellbreaker: Control spec and boon removal
New Spec: Probably support. Probably not that big of a might bot (because warrior has already some cappabbilities in that, that could be buffed).
Maybe focussed on dmg mitigation, barrier or lifesteal.
DH: Controlish DPS
FB: DPSish Support
New Spec: Maybe Supportish Control? Like tanky with sharable dmg mitigation and good CC capabbilities.
Guardian is a bit tricky to be honest so i tried to hit the missing spot.
Herald: Support with some tankyness
Renegade: DPS with dmg support
New Spec: Control with more AoE dmg. Probably power based. Probably rather selfish and selfsufficient.
Druid: Clear support with some CC for Utility
Sbeast: Clear DPS in both dmg types
New Spec :
Control spec, more AoE dmg and CC. Probably more stab and active defenses too.
Scrapper: Control spec with group utility
Holo: DPS and control Hybrid
New Spec: Support focussed and probably ranged (last two were melee specs) maybe similar to firebrand with high boon output to complement the healkit
DD: Control with high mobility
DE: Stealth focussed DPS
New spec: Support with maybe a higher focus on condi dmg and group utility/mobility.
Reaper: AoE heavy DPS
Scourge: Area Denial DPSish support/ rezz bot/Boon Control (its a bit all over the place honestly^^')
New spec: More altruistic approach to the necro with lifesteal heals and group utility functions. Maybe a bit more boon focussed than the others.
Chrono: Tanky Boonsupport with good CC
Mirage: Mobile Condi DPS
New spec: More ranged focussed support/control spec. Dmg Support probably similar ro renegades cappabbilities of some sort.
Tempest: PbAoE Boonsupport
Weaver: Melee DPS/Brawler
New Spec: Mid to close range Control, maybe range dependend on Element.
So feel free to speculate. My opinion is not the be all and end all and ppl that main a profession may have bettwr insight than i do (which only mains rsnger and plays everything else casually).