At first, I was like no big deal I am fine leaving it in.
But the longer I have played with it like this, I really want the shields brought up in both protection value as well as offensive pieces of the shield.
The enemy M10 weapons have made it to where the only viable builds are those that can do extreme dps fast. You literally HAVE to kill them fast or you are at high risk of not only FFYL but dying.
Shields are now limited to four - Transformer, Stop Gap, Front Loader, Old God. Any other one gets depleted way too fast and you often end up past health gate. After taking one or two hits.
This is not exactly fun.
I would like the chance to go toe to toe, using cover, counter fire, etc from time to time. Right now I HAVE to destroy them in few shots to mitigate risk.
My Fadeaway FL4K really brought this point home.
Moze I end up jumping into IB more than I would like, just for healing sake after making a small mistake. Zane with barrier helps, and I realized my drone clone is working simply because I can kill the enemy so fast or at least stop them from shooting with freeze.
If I am not using the OP amara, she has survival problems.
So, I would like to see shields brought up to help with survival against the M10 enemy weapons. They need to provide enough help to take a few hits, not just one or two.
This is all IMHO of course…