I see this argument on here a lot so I’m just going to point out what I see as unequal treatment.
“I’m okay with Iron Bear being powerful, but it should not be powerful without gear investment.”
No other VH invests gear into their action skill to make it strong. The other vault hunter action skills are strong because they have anointments that increase their damage by a lot, and the action skills are quick. They also have skills to use it a lot during a fight, Amara sometimes doesn’t even use hers at the enemy sometimes. The big boy action skills on them (Fade away, phaselock, clone after patch, barrier) had utility that made them stronger without really having to look at their gear that specifically catered to that action skill. Zane I’ll give an exception too because he needs seein dead to be effective damage wise, but barrier still tanked for him.
Now look at Moze’s action skill without gear invested into it before patch.
-agro for 15 seconds, more if you want to do the COM swap trick and keep damage, but no other VH has to do that
-target softening, but the other VH gain access to better damage than target softening when they use their action skill
-ASE but clunkier and less spammy
-an extra health bar, but she really does not need it unless you’re shield of retribution moze which is bad btw
-infinite ammo afterwards
Nothing here about actually piloting Iron Bear, the ASE which every VH does but they can spam it more than Moze (IB has long cooldown and a clunky animation if all you want to do is get out immediately). I think the action skill specific anoints are actually okay on moze, but aside from that, nothing that boosts her damage after ending her action skill. Some target softening, 15% damage, not bad, not good, and the other VH do more with their action skill. After that, nothing that stands out. There is no outstanding action skill specific anoint that the other VHs can’t match.
I know there are useless action skills on the other characters (haven’t heard anything about phasecast yet or gamma burst) but at least you had the option of picking the best Action skill. Moze had IB with different weapons and could only spam backburner, plaguebearer, sandhawk which everyone can do btw, just not as much as moze.