… will make it so your gear can directly affect Iron Bear’s damage output.
What I’m referring to is:
(elemental) damage boost from shields (Old God to name a sample). Maybe make it so all damage related shields affect Iron Bear?
elemental and weapon damage boosts from artifacts
passive damage boosts from artifacts (“atom balm” Deathless to name a sample)
guardian rank damage boosts (weapon damage, critical damage, elemental damage, vehicle damage etc)
With this change Iron Bear could stay as strong as he’s now (or become even stronger with the right combination of hardpoints and gear) AND people couldn’t complain about it any longer as it would require dedication (guardian rank points) and gear that’s already in the game to make Iron Bear a viable alternative to gun gameplay