as we all know, kits and core engi are left in the shadow of the holosmith. My idea is to rework the tools traitline to give kits more value and passive nerf holosmith for pvp/wvw.
Optimized Activation: instead giving vigor it now will reduce cooldowns of toolbelt skills by 10% when switching to a kit.This has an ICD of 1 sec.
Example: grenade barrage has 25 sec CD (untraitet) and every time you switch to a kit, CD is reduced by 2.5 sec.
Excessive Energy: instead giving 10% extra damage when you have vigor it will now give an unique effect that increases damage and condition damage by 10% when switching to a kit. This effect will last 3 sec and can not be stacked in duration or effectivness (like the thermal vision effect)
Streamlined Kits: it always bothered me that this have different effetcs depending on the kit you use. Swiftness became more meaningless with the introduction of mounts in pve and wvw.
The new trait will break CC when switching to a kit. This trait will only trigger when you are affected by CC. This has a CD of 25 sec.
Kinetic Battery: This is a very strong trait but only when used with low CD skills. My idea is to its current effect to give kit switching also one stack with an ICD of 3 sec.
Adrenal Implant: To its current effect, switching to a kit will fill endurance by 25% with 5 sec ICD.
Please note that activating holo mode is NOT meant to be kit switching. And This rework will not affect meta pve holo because it doesnt use tools.