Swords are seeing a resurgence in Future 2. For a lot of the sport’s lifespan, swords had been a novelty weapon sort that was advantageous for chopping via some pink and yellow bars in simple content material however not a lot else. Just lately although, a sequence of buffs coupled with new highly effective legendary swords and mods have made swords DPS monsters towards something that may be moderately whacked with one.
Whereas this motion in the direction of swords being good has been brewing in Future 2 over the previous few seasons, it was cemented with Season of the Arrivals after the discharge of two new highly effective legendary weapons: Falling Guillotine and Temptation’s Hook.
The way in which these two weapons function ought to set off fond recollections of Future 1 for followers that keep in mind Darkish Drinker and Bolt Caster respectively, as they behave very equally.
Falling Guillotine has a spin-attack that may not solely filter out teams of enemies, but additionally do strong single goal harm with every hit. Temptation’s Hook has the utility of having the ability to hit enemies fairly exhausting at a variety with its heavy assault.
These are very enjoyable and highly effective legendary swords that gamers ought to undoubtedly grind for throughout Season of the Arrivals.
There’s only one drawback with this growth: Darkish Drinker and Boltcaster already had copycats in Future 2 in a method, within the type of the exotics Worldline Zero and Black Talon. Whereas not 1:1 reprisals, Worldline Zero allowed gamers to do the spin assault (after sprinting) and Black Talon might fireplace off assaults from vary.
Whereas Falling Guillotine and Temptation’s Hook don’t work precisely like these weapons, with the proper perk set on them they’ll just about operate simply as effectively, if not higher than the exotics, whereas not taking over an unique slot.
Worldline Zero has been lackluster for every part apart from utilizing it to speedrun because it has existed. Black Talon had a distinct segment with ranged assaults, and whereas it nonetheless does it higher than Temptation’s Hook, is it actually value utilizing up an unique proper now? I’d say the reply to that query isn’t any, even with the catalyst.
Each of those weapons want some love within the upcoming Past Mild growth. Though exotics are sundown proof, these swords weren’t all that attention-grabbing apart from some very situational makes use of earlier than sunsetting was introduced.
In the meantime, Falling Guillotine and Temptation’s Hook are the darlings of Season of the Arrivals. If swords are so scorching proper now, you’d like to see Whirlwind Zero and Black Talon be a viable PvE choice for probably the most devoted of sword customers.
It’s as much as Bungie to resolve whether or not or not they need the unique swords to face out or not, however right here’s a few ideas for them.
If Bungie is gonna insist on making us dash earlier than utilizing Worldline Zero’s Tesseract spin assault, enable it to synergize with the sunshine assaults which are more likely to comply with after spinning onto one thing that doesn’t die. Maybe it might set off a major harm enhance to mild assaults for a sure period of time following a spin.
This might create a enjoyable chain of spinning into a bunch of enemies, unloading with some mild assaults whereas the buff is up after which doing it another time.
Black Talon wants one thing to make its ranged assault extra distinctive since Caster body swords are a factor now. Maybe the Crow’s Wings assault might bounce to close by enemies if it kills its goal, just like center tree Sentinel’s grenade/melee assaults.
Launching two or three Crow’s Wings assaults onto a pack of pink bars and watching them get minimize via from a distance all whereas utilizing a sword can be extremely satisfying; and wouldn’t it actually be that rather more OP than what Trinity Ghoul is doing proper now with its catalyst?
These are just a few crackpot concepts anyway. The straightforward/lazy resolution would simply be to offer them straight harm bonuses, however it nonetheless wouldn’t make the swords really feel unique in comparison with Falling Guillotine and Temptation’s Hook.
That’s the primary drawback right here, and whereas I’m glad these new courses of legendary swords exist, I hope Bungie is conscious that in consequence, the unique swords want some consideration now to make them really feel unique once more.