Put it simply, we will get a new weapon to fill a void the class doesn’t have. What does the class have currently? Tl;dr at the bottom
✔️ Sword/sword: fast, agile power weapon set
✔️ Hammer: long range power set
✔️ Staff: Defensive/support weapon set
✔️ Shield: Off hand defense set
✔️Mace/axe: Condi melee set
✔️Shortbow: long range condi set
What are we missing? A two handed power burst melee ranged weapon.
So what are Rev’s options? Let’s knock them off, the next elite spec will not be supportive or condi since we already got Glint and Renegade for those roles. It will have to be a power based build.
❌Mainhand axe: Will it be condi? We already have mainhand mace for that. Will it be power? We already have mainhand sword for that.
❌Focus: Already have shield for defense, would have to be compete with both condi and power core offhands to be usable with the mainhands
❌Warhorn: Glint already a support spec, Renegade arguably also
❌Torch: Would have to compete with axe, we already got a condi elite spec with Renegade
❌Offhand mace: Can’t be condi because we have Renegade, we already have our one handed power set
❌Longbow: Already got shortbow
❌Rifle: Already got hammer for long range dps
❌Pistol: Not aligned with Revenant theme
❌Torch: Already got our condi elite spec with Renegade, would compete with axe
❌Daggers: We literally already have an assassin spec, and sword sword fulfills this role
❌Scepter: Again wouldn’t be condi because we have Renegade, wouldn’t be power because it lacks synergy with Rev’s only two offhands
✔️Greatsword: Power based spec, would fulfill Revenant’s missing two handed melee damage based weapon. Wouldn’t clash with any synergy core offhands have.
Tl;dr: Next elite spec will be a selfish power based spec, because both Herald and Renegade are support the latter being condi. Revenant is missing a two handed power melee option, greatsword is the only likely candidate.
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