I hear you, and I agree with what you said in your post; but it’s a band-aid fix. I should not equip a mod to fix the shortcoming of a badly designed weapon system.
I have a problem especially for close the distance because it does absolutely nothing against heavy enemies (meaning: it does not do what it’s supposed to do: dragging them to you) and with trash mobs, it usually shots them instead of dragging them due to stupid mayhem scaling.
And still, I might just not want to use the flame and use a raging bear instead. I love the raging bear, is my favorite IB com. I do that, and I am cursed by poor fuel efficiency due to bad design.
I want to use melee bear, but I want to use it in a way that it does not feel like I am being punished for doing it.