Arkham Creed.7358 Posted September 21, 2021 Share Posted September 21, 2021 (edited) As a role player I don't like to delete even my alts unless I'm sure they can't be salvaged, and I've had my revenant since the launch of Heart of Thorns, so it goes without saying I was attached to him and didn't want to push that button. But the allure of the core class quickly wore thin, and I was forced to pin my hopes on Elite Specializations to save it. Ultimately I adopted a "three strikes" mindset; if none of the first three elite specs "fixed" what I considered to be core problems with the class, I'd delete it. Today, having spend several hours tinkering with the Vindicator, I am sad to report that not only does it not fix anything, I feel the spec makes everything wrong with the revenant objectively worse. This is, in my opinion, the worse elite spec in the entire game. It fixes nothing, and instead dives in headfirst into every problem. The revenant is so focused on being a hybrid that it is impossible to create a homogeneous build. The Vindicator further forces hybridization by having ONE legend that does two roles. The revenant's legend stances limit our ability to define our own skill loadouts. The Vindicator spirits "tagging out" when you use their skills restricts this control even further. The revenant's F2 skills generally feel underwhelming. The Vindicator's F2 doesn't even do it's primary function when using any other legend, making it objectively the weakest since the class got F2 skills. The revenant feels sluggish and cumbersome. The Vindicator restricts you to a single dodge on a ridiculous cooldown in the name of an added effect that isn't powerful enough to justify that cooldown. I will admit that the greatsword is cool, but unlike the Catalyst's hammer, the weapon alone just doesn't do enough to be worth slotting the spec. And certainly doesn't do enough to make up for making the revenant's core problems objectively worse. So, as far as I'm concerned, the revenant is too broken to be enjoyed, and isn't going to get better. If these core problems haven't been even slightly redeemed in three elite specs, they likely won't ever be. To those who enjoy the class, great. I honestly have no idea what you see in it, so I'm out. But it's nice you found something redeemable there. Edited September 21, 2021 by Arkham Creed.7358 9 3 6 5 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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