I’m in a conversation with tech support about it now, and I might be at a point where I need to Karen up and ask for an escalation.
At the moment, the line of inquiry is (and I’m paraphrasing here), “can you farm for a non-anointed one because the anointment (projectile speed on Action Skill End for this one) is overriding the mode switch”.
For those of you who’ve been playing the game for any length of time know, the anointment text is known to cover up the bottom set of text that describes some weapon behavior on an item card. For example, I can’t tell what kind of tracker my Atlas gear has if it’s anointed because the anointment text sits over that portion of the item card (but the weapon still has a tracker type). An issue with the text on the item card interfering with a weapon’s mechanics either indicates that this person has limited experience with the game, or there’s an astoundingly bad flaw in the item card/function (both of which sort of lend themselves to escalation here, I think).
This makes me question the, “no splash on this weapon” statement too, though frankly I find this encouraging, because this weapon would be way better with splash. Anyway, this might take a while to get in front of the right people. I’ve got an open case about the lack of sound from Digby’s Smooth Tube as well, and this is currently at the, “send a video of the rifle not making the sound” stage.