Strongly agree about the stagger part. I frequently use stagger breakpoint guides when making builds and every time I look at Bret Sword’s breakpoints I’m disgusted. Heavy 1 and 2 interrupt all SV attacks by default. With Opportunist and 0 power they stagger plague monks out of their chain attack. Why on earth does it stagger most enemies as well or better than a 2h hammer? It’s absurd.
Regarding Coruscation specifically BW does almost nothing for it so I don’t know why she’s even being mentioned here. It has the strongest synergy with Pyro by a mile but the alt fire needs no help whatsoever to dish out insane amounts of damage on every and any possible target. It seems to even do weirdly well against CWs, and SV patrols get melted in no time at all. I don’t really have an issue with the primary fire, it’s pretty expensive and does what it should at close range, seems to drop off pretty hard at range due to the spread from personal experience so I don’t see an issue there. Alt fire just needs a damage reduction, either generally or specifically against armour.
Griffinfoot I’m torn. It is too good at demolishing hordes, however it is somewhat compensated by being significantly worse against elites and specials at mid range compared to other shotguns due to the wide spread. I’d never bring it into a Cata solo, the loss in special sniping ability would be way too dire. Of course even if specialising being too strong at a niche is still problematic, nobody should be soloing entire Cata hordes with a ranged weapon, that’s not fun for anybody and with a coordinated team with party comp taken into consideration I can see how it would do too well at wiping basically all infantry off the map.
I still think some of y’all are massively overhyping javelins. @Velsix and I already said our piece on that earlier in the thread and I’m not seeing anything convincing to the contrary honestly. Take away Morai Hegs and it’s nothing that special compared to other ranged weapons besides being a bit brainless due to no ammo. Staggering CWs on non crit body shot is silly though, that should go and it’s cleave could be tuned down a bit. Otherwise leave it alone.
If memory serves correctly Tuskgor spear originally had around shield levels of BCR modifier as well as push strength. Both were nerfed accordingly and I’d struggle to describe the current iteration as overpowered, though certainly very strong. Stagger strength of the push attack and heavy sweeps are a bit much for a damn spear but overall I think it’s mostly fine, albeit weirdly sweep focused and not as interesting to use or unique as it should be.
Also @Adelion I could have sworn flaming flail always had the stagger AoE on heavy 1. Pretty sure the BBB just added damage or burn dot to it as well, which doesn’t really change its CC ability. @Incandescent can you confirm/deny?