I primarily play Axton in BL2, as I am not a long timw FPS player. I come from platformers and 3D fighters from the 2000s, after which I stopped gaming for years.
Anyway, Axton & Gaige were my 1st two characters per a friends suggestion. As a result I played Roland and Wilhelm too. Neither of the latter two’s skill trees wow me.
Well all the recent Axton vids and critiques avout an OP skill got me thinking of the most logical way to give Axton such a skill, and it seemed so obvious after Derch mentioned Doppelganger Jack being a turret class done right:
If the Phalanx shield was changed to You have my shield aka Sharing is caring, that would potentially make Axton one of the most useful characters at any level given you choose a shield with offensive properties. It may just be too OP ? I would love it.
With Gemini you & or Double-up any amp shield would go from impact you gun to potentially 5. Turrets with novanor spike shields would be nearly as useful as AOE grenades.
If that had been patched in, or if classic vault hunters return in the next game, this would be a fun, and canonical step forward (since Gaige & Axton are part of the team of Vault Hunters and the sharing of knowledge & tech would make sense).
Just my thinking. If I were bold enough to do some coding, I would be compelled to try ansld switch the code for the phalanx skill to activatw sharing is caring on axton to see how it goes.