Link to changes here > https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/96747/balance-patch-preview-global/p1
I'm looking at a few changes here.
Contained Temper (NEW): Gain fury when you disable a foe.
This trait replaces Empty Vessel.
NOW HEAR ME OUT.
Core Rev lacks one thing compared to Herald : Fury pulsing.
Due to this lack of pulsing Fury, Core Rev builds never really picked Incensed Response, instead favouring Spirit Boon or Rapid Flow.
This change may open up Incensed Response as an option for Core Revs running Jalis/Shiro because Jalis does have a very neat 1200 range Taunt and Staff can also be used to trigger it with SotM.
Offhand Sword may be hit a little, so players can also opt to choose Offhand Axe for the draw-in on Axe 5 which can also be used to trigger this trait, and by extension, Incensed Response.
Unsuspecting Strikes (NEW): Outgoing damage is increased when attacking a foe above 80% health. This damage increase is 25% in PvE and 10% in PvP/WvW.
Core Rev burst combo could be easier to achieve off the bat. This, combined with the new Minor (Destructive Impulses (NEW): Outgoing damage is increased by 5% for each currently equipped weapon) could net like, an easy 20% bonus damage to a fresh target.
Now if yu queue up yur burst combo properly, this opening burst could very well drop someone really low (boo power scaling nerfs)
Aggressive Agility (NEW): Movement skills remove immobilize.
Finally something Rev can use.
This should make Axe 4, Sword 3 and 5, Staff 5 and (maybe?) Mace 3 remove immobilize. No more getting locked down by poopy immobilizes.
And lastly, I wanna touch on Battle Scars.
There seem to be alot of support for this new Life Siphon buff in Devastation traitline which isn't strictly tied to Shiro.
Stuff like Dance of Death (NEW): Each stack vulnerability applied to a foe grants a stack of Battle Scars. Battle Scars healing amount is doubled while you are below half health. and Thrill of Combat (NEW): Grants 1 stack of Battle Scars every second while in combat. can be pretty interesting to use.
Like consider using them together with with Enchanted Daggers, swapping to Jalis Hammers and landing a Sword 3.
This could maybe pull off ALOT of siphoning while evading attacks, which could be pretty strong.
These are all theory crafts in the end.
Core rev players, please stay hyped til the day the update drops.
If I play a stupid build, I deserve to die.
If I beat people on a stupid build, I deserve to get away with it.