^ how is investing energy into your CH build turning you into str BH? It doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Besides I have seen Str CH before the update and they were doing the same thing except with less energy because of Static.
Besides you still have Shadow arts like BH and just about every single move a BH have except for a few. Static has always been CH greatest strength and weakness as well. Take away static and the class falls apart. Now after months and months of healing and emp loops CH get the ball dropped and now CH are running around like chickens who have their heads cut off. Stop spending the energy on everything but energy and invest in that stat to make up for it. It is that simple. (unless the staff decided to undo this nerf which will mean EMP loops and heal loops all over again.
I don't have much time, so I'll give a quick response:
CH's are basically the same as BH. We have Malf. instead of Smoke, Static instead of Bloodlust, and Plasma Grenade instead of Stun Grenade. If you take out the Blood Lust from BH's, thier build falls apart too. So by, investing in energy and (mostly) ignoring Static, we become a very bad version of BH (We don't have as good blocking since we have malf, not smoke, and we don't get 40 extra health for Bloodlust every battle). We could try a different type of BH/Ch build, but BH's have already proved that STR is the best build option there is. So when we try to adapt, there's only one way out: Use a BH-like STR build. But CH is run on a different principle than BH, we focus more on controling the Energy stat instead of the Health stat, but without our energy regain, we have to try to be something we're not: a Bounty Hunter. I'd say more, but I'm out of time; hopefully you get kind of what I'm trying to say.