So recently there was this way to make specific characters have infinite shields, most people know these characters, I personally never really got to face these beings in that state and was kinda dissapointed a the quick response GBX took with this “issue”, sure it might have been something “broken” but let me tell you something, it literally took three buffed Legendary gear to make an ENTIRE GEAR TYPE VIABLE, I was so pumped that I was gonna be able to try new combinations of gear and even implement Shield Penetration into them, as it looked like it was Shield Penetration’s time to come out of obscurity and shine… but of course majority of the BB community decided to go on the “Nerf This!!!” route and now this meta is still the same aside from Beatrix wrecking everyone and their mothers, I actually would’ve liked for the community to at least try to find a way through or around this, who knows maybe it would brought ways to play characters in a different way like come on Shield Pen Attikus or Whiskey, maybe even Thorn, Oscar Mike? Probably!!! but no and now Shield Pen is back to being useless so I have a couple of suggestions for the Shield Pen gear type as were it stands it will never be used for anything other than something really “bottom of the barrel” specific.
1:Drastically increase the stats on every single Shield Pen gear to a really high bonus and then go testing if it was too much or still not enough until you bring it to usable levels, If this isn’t possible then we move on to my second suggestion on what to do with Shield Pen.
2:Instead of Shield Pen change it to Shield Bonus Damage, since people prefer plowing through instead of bypassing then make it so instead of going through shields, they increase your damage on shields, sure this would mean that people like Attikus passive or other characters abilities and helix choices would change, maybe to Bonus dmg on shield or maybe to something different and entirely more useful, like for real though If something would happen to Shield Pen I would prefer this suggestion and maybe give Attikus passive an gain 25% Bonus Dmg on Shield, this would’ve probably make Attikus a counter for that never-ending Shield thing and even a strong counter to S&A and anyone that depends on shields, but if this is not even possible then there’s only one thing to do with Shield Pen.
3:Literally erase this from the game and bring something more useful, Like i’m not even kidding, I have yet to see ANYONE IN THIS GAME USE IT FOR ANYTHING, and anybody that tries to tell me otherwise is trying to go upstream against me, like you don’t see anybody going “Guys what do you think of my Shield Pen Loadout” or “Damn, that Shield Pen Loadout is busted, so broken, please nerf”, I don’t know what can be brought in exchange for Shield Pen but as it is, anything will be better than Shield Pen.