Ooh, would you like to see the full list of bonuses that Mercs receive from spamming Support? (I'm pretty sure i missed a few, but oh well).
What does Support do for Mercs? Artillery Strike, Field Commander, and Artillery Strike (the best Multi attack BY FAR), not to mention ridiculously overpowered Field Medics that fit in perfectly with their Support Builds.
Why do Mercs spam Support? Hybrid Armor. Hybrid Armor basically gives Mercs tons of extra Dexterity Points. Free Stat Points, enabling Mercs to use their ridiculous Support Builds.
Sure, you could argue that the other Passives are free Stat Points. But if you think about it, other Passives are limited. Shadow Arts is an all or nothing Skill. A Deadly Aim boosted Gun has a Cooldown. Reroute and Blood Lust... well, they're limited by the way you or your opponents play.
What ever happened to creativity? I'm sick of seeing the same dumb Support Builds, over and over again.
Artillery Strike should be changed to improve with Dexterity. In my opinion, no Skills should improve with Support, because Support is the only Stat that can't be Nerfed.
< Message edited by Lectrix -- 1/30/2011 22:18:19 >