I agree there are a bunch of no-brainers now. Savage Sonata, Bandit Gear, Air Shield, Tactics Spec, etc. Considering you're right and nerfing all of those will make them less obvious choices, then what are the alternatives? Air shield vs _________ Savage Sonata vs __________ Bandit gear vs _________ Tactics spec vs _________ In all seriousness, for a ranged player there's barely any reason to use other build. So this will lead to my opinion: nerfing one aspect of the game without providing any alternative will ultimately make the game less fun to play (PVE-wise).