As discussed in Squirrel Squad and some others topics. There’s still an issue with Unchained as a brawler which is not specifically linked to a balance. And BBB should probably try to adress that issue before going live.
At the moment, Unchained does a ton of weird stuff (which does not seems to fit a role of what “an unchained” should do), like giving THP for exploding (it’s fun, don’t mind me, but this is not really what you think an Unchained will do when you see her), or being less “melee” dps wise than pyro despite having a huge number of talents in melee.
So currently, she does probably have the power to do stuff in cata, but she does lack a clear identity.
There’s currently not really a reason to get her in the team, apart from abusing from a specific thp zone build, which probably will be nerfed. As she doesn’t get that “gimmick” that give her a role than no other can do atm.
If the BBB adressed her “balance wise”, it unfortunately still doesn’t adress her core identity issue.
Seeing that this same problem is adressed with the Huntsman rework. I do think that it could be a good idea to collect some ideas about this specific issue here.
My idea :
Fire aura, at the moment is a clear good gimmick, that really could be added, I think, as a part of the base ult.
It would make her less dependant on her weapon to apply “ignite” status. And can probably push the “explosions” to ignited enemies build which is currently kinda bad.