It was funny for a while, but it's dead meme now. I think it's about time this thing gets brought up to par now devs.
First, let's talk about the ultimate meme, Renegade summons
As it is right now for the summons to have their complete effect you are required to sit in them for their entire duration. Well, if you sit in them for the full duration now it’s negligible the effect they have, even more if there are multiple enemies standing in them.
If you guys want to make Renegade summons viable, **each summon should be a complete 100-0 or near 100-0 **through sheer damage or overpowering effect causing a loss in combat effectiveness (cc or condition combos of some sort).
It just falls flat logically. You have to outplay enemies so severe that you cause them to be inside of your non-snaring AOE for multiple seconds. Then, after the time passes the overall effect is equal to, or in reality, weaker than even instant casts.
NEXT, issue is shortbow.
Short bow does way too low damage even after the +333% damage buff, and skill #2 and #3 are still way too impractical to reliably count on their damage.
As it is right now skills #1-5 can use anywhere from +30% to +300% damage increase, if the lack of reliability is to remain the same. Renegade also suffers from being forced into using the most defensive amulets for sustain that is still well below near every spec in game, even non meta builds. Even in if the damage output was increased to ridiculous levels given an offensive amulet like vipers, the spec has no built in sustain that would even allow such a play style to succeed.
That leads me to my next point.
The Renegade talent tree is near useless, and it only serves as a minor damage buff. The tree provides no sustain, no cc mitigation, a near useless situational stun, and duration increases to bleed, which Renegade does not pump out a lot of in the first place.
I mean, if the lack of defense from the tree were any clue as to how Renegade were to be played I would assume it to be a spec that was a major damage dealer. That's not the case at all.
Renegade excels at nothing and is subpar at everything.
I'm not trying to do the Devs job for them, and tbh we all know they wouldn't listen anyway as my post history and many others on this forum have been highlighting the shortcomings of Renegade since its release. But, the meme is dead now. It's a broken meme. It's time for a change.