Hi everyone; sorry for “tearful title” (and for bad english, I’m foreign)… but I have formed this opinion after 100 hours, after playing and winning at champion with a coordinated team (using discord).
Let me explain.
Huntsman + blunderbuss: this is a good combination; good agaisnt crowd and melee special, but it has two big weak points for a dps/special killer pg:
-forced to close range… and this is ok, we are talking about shotgun;
-but this is unforgivable: ridicolous damage against bosses. I know beta’s problems, but it is impossible that a blunderbess’ hit (remember: short range, slow rate of fire) + career skill does less damage than a simple melee attack; it should do, at least, same damage of bh’s machine pistol (only in close range, obv). A dps pg has to inflict damage vs bosses.
Also, Markus’ headshot talents are useless with the blunderbuss.
Huntsman + bow: just a weaker waystalker… Kerillian has more bow variety, more dps, hp regen, career skill against special and crowd. Markus can recover ammo, but also Kerillian. Markus’ bow charged attack isn’t accurate.
Huntsman + rep gun: a banal weapon. No penetration make rep unsatisfactory against crowd. Also vs bosses is an inconsisten weapon: firing 9 rapid bullets make you vulnerable. And, the damage, is still unsatisfactory.
Huntsman + hadngun: simply garbage. No accuracy. Low damage. No penetration. Low rate of fire. Slow zooming time.
Skill: duration 10s > 5s (now useless also to revive); no autocrit in melee; damage x5 > x1,5; capped damage to bosses… IMHO, they should buff career skill or huntsman’s ranged weapons. And add more talents variety, not only bonus after ranged headshot.