So, currently there are four vault hunters and we have heard that there aren’t any plans for a new vault hunter but we will get new skills trees. For the vault hunters each one has very unique ways to each customize the action skills:
Amara has 3 main action skills with a few variations, a few augments, and can pick action skill element. Her Augments can also work across the different skill trees, sometimes.
Zane has 3 action skills each with several augments, two augments can be chosen per action skill, and he can choose to equip two actions skills.
FL4K has 3 pets and pet variants, 3 action skills with several augments each, and can only equip one, but his pet is permanent.
Moze really only has 1 action skill, but can choose between 6 different weapons and equip one augment.
So, no that’s out of the way, here is my thought. Removing Iron bear isn’t really an option. A lot of work was put into it and it is a staple of who she is as a character. There have been suggestions in these forums for things like buff this, buff that, blah, all can be tweaked. But how about when we get a fourth skill tree it be made into something slightly different.
Maybe the fourth skill tree could make it on a shorter cool down and do slightly less damage to compensate, but be a slow autonomous sentry turret. Something we can toss or place. It will move a little and be able to rotate 360 degrees. Cool down would be something like 45 seconds and the damage would be much less, but the goal isn’t to make this kill everything for you. the two weapons options and maybe a few skills could be more tactical and utility focused. Helping us do crowd control, buffing allies, or anything else utility based.
Anyway those are my thoughts on what could happen. We know were getting a fourth skill tree. I just hope it will be better than a 7th and 8th option for a gun on a skill with barely any use after the halfway mark.
Let me know what anyone else might think would be a good option. Your option could be wildly different than mine. All creative ideas welcome.