I realize that a full rework of these talents is probably beyond the scope of this BBB.
This feedback is based upon the imbalance in THP talents and Stagger talents. Classes with otherwise good toolkits are being severely weakened by the imbalance in these talents. As a temporary solution, I suggest the following changes:
She needs to have either Smiter or Assassin place of Mainstay or Bulwark. Flame Sword is the only weapon that gets any synergy out of Bulwark and it is better to have Enhanced Power in that case. This is a melee focused sienna career. Please give her smiter. She gets 60% damage as her passive and Pyro instantly gets 20% of that back via smiter. This makes Pyro actually better in melee than UC with almost every weapon given the rest of her toolkit. Very unfortunate.
- Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter needs to have Crit/Headshot replaced with Cleave. Replacing On Kill would work as well although there currently exists some builds around killing elites so it at least makes a little bit of sense with the talent changes.
Replace crit/headshot with cleave. It is simply inferior in every way even at 100% headshots with most weapons. On kill works well for shade so this change isn’t as needed as the others.
- Foot Knight
FK needs to have smiter or assassin in place of Mainstay. Mainstay is a purely inferior talent and until it is reworked, no class should be missing essentially 20% damage. That is basically a non-starter for any career.
- Grail Knight
He needs to have cleave. Most of Kruber’s weapons are high cleave. It doesn’t make a ton of sense to lock a melee only character out of having the most consistent form of thp.
- Ranger Veteran
Ranger Veteran needs to have smiter instead of Bulwark. For the reasons listed above, not having smiter is a huge hit to any career. It’s especially detrimental to a career like RV because it basically boils him down to one good build and a bunch of trash builds. Xbow, throwing axes, and Handgun builds all require a lot of melee. Not having smiter on a build where you need to melee a lot is a feels bad. Also, why does a ranged career want Bulwark? Very odd choice.
Maybe assassin on HM? Not having assassin might have been intentional to lower her dps given her high crit toolkit. So not super sold on this one.
Huntsman is in a fine state as Spear and mace both work decently well for thp regen. However, it would open up more build variety to replace kill thp with cleave.
Let me know if I missed any.