Fl4k has his pet as Aggro, and Fade Away as an escape option, Zain has his clone as Aggro, and his shield as an escape option, and Moze has her Auto Bear as Aggro, and entering Iron Bear as an escape option. Amara lacks options like these, and often finds herself in the middle of a bullet storm. This considerably hinders her survivability. If you’re not going for Sustainment, Amara’s tier 5 elemental life steal skill in her Fist of the Elements tree, and you’re not using a Face-Puncher with a Knife Drain artifact, your survivability will be very lacking. Samsara is good, but it depends on your action skill and is not sustainable. Your survivability tactics then becomes “Kill them before they kill you” or “Kill them while in FFYL.” All of this is because Amara doesn’t have a reliable get off me option, or an Aggro option that takes the hits in her place. That is until I tried Glamour.
Glamour is an action skill augment that confuses the enemies you hit with your AS and they start shooting at their friends, promoting their friends to shoot back at them. This lasts for 8 seconds, or 12 seconds if you get Ascendant. Before, a confused enemy cannot be damaged by you, but sometime ago, it was updated so that they do get hurt by you.
With this ability, not only do you create targets for your enemies to be distracted by, but you also remove enemies by making them your allies. It’s doing double duty by removing enemies and creating Aggro targets. I’ve often found myself to be in total clear because all the enemies are fighting each other and no one is bothering me. And this can last to 12 seconds! All but ensuring your get your Action Skill back with that time.
It’s a really befitting augment for a tier 5 investment in the Brawl tree. It works incredibly well with Phaseslam. If you have a build that reaches this augment, I implore you to try it out. It will really buff your survivability with Amara. It’s a really underrated augment.