My preferred build is a Phasecast build, but the moment that Mayhem 2.0 dropped, I was dead in the water. Literally couldn’t do any damage at all. I left it be to give them time to balance everything, but the new DLC dropped, so I came back. I was going to go through on Mayhem 1 (since that seems to be about all I can handle), but my friend was on, and wanted to do Mayhem 10. Figuring that maybe things were better with the changes to Mayhem mode, I decided to give it a try. Nothing. Even with gear dropping at Mayhem 10, my build is apparently hot garbage. I can’t fight my way out of a wet paper bag. My options seem to be to either play a cookie cutter Phasegrasp build, or give up, because no matter what I pick up, I deal no damage. Great build diversity when my choices are play a particular way or get carried through anything.
I really like Amara, and would like to play her at top level, but they seem to have leaned so hard into Maya 2.0 that nothing else is viable for her. I keep an eye on builds hoping there’s something workable, but Phasegrasp with Ties that Bind is so much better than anything else that no one bothers with anything else. The way I want to play has been dead pretty much from the start of the game, and they keep digging the grave deeper and deeper. Frankly, I’m losing hope.
Anyway, that’s my rant. Probably going to get eaten alive for it, but I wanted to get it off my chest. Feel free to flame me; at this point, I really don’t care.