This is coming from someone who plays Scourge.
The 2nd iteration of barrier was fine.
Barrier right now, is way too strong. Even with the minor condi nerf overall, current barrier mitigates damage so consistently along with the complete condi bomb is really unfair.
Either Barrier stays in its current state, by all barrier skills amount gets reduced by half at most.
Or bring back degeneration over time like before but refine it.
Barrier is making Scourge really imbalanced, the condi damage is enough atm. The barrier needs to be tuned down. Too much defense with too much condi damage.
It's really harder now for Power builds to counter Scourge in comparison to against other condi builds/classes. I'm simply too effective against them.
*Not to mention, you can't DEBUFF barrier unlike boons, it's a consistent dmg mitigation too often for a high dmg condi build, there needs to be trade off. We are already taking advantage of the fact we can use dire or trailblazer armor without sacrificing condi dmg.