This is my idea for a T5 Support, by the name of Alex/Alexis/Ava/Emily (Maybe even something like Agnes)
In terms of look, she’d have long brunette hair, and a kinda elbow-length baseball tee/crop-top that’s cut off above the stomach. She’d definitely be more of an eye-candy hunter with a really coy attitude and full of sarcasm. Her load-out is very laser/beam inspired (Maybe she could be a fellow scientist like Caira?)
-Primary weapon: Beam Laser
A continuous beam that is low damage but the longer it hits the monster/wildlife its damage starts increasing to a certain limit. This makes cutting line of sight and movement very important to the monster. Would have a slight auto-target at a shorter range (imagine Damage Amp lock-on but less range) that could be maintained with proper strafing and movement but easily broken. This allows the support to have the ability to deal high damage (but not more then the Assault) with high risk and more responsibility in terms of placement.
-Secondary weapon: Bullet Magnet
Bullet Magnet would be a short/medium range, but low duration, beam-based projector (like Shield Projector) that causes all projectiles to auto-target the monster. This allows a higher damage output for the hunters that is balanced by the low amount of time the monster can be targeted. Ammo/charge would start being used THE SECOND something is targeted, instead of after a certain amount of damage such as the Damage Amp. Credit to FilibusterTurtle: the bullet magnet would be great for certain scenarios such as fighting a wraith or a flying kraken to get much needed damage, where a behemoth would be a great target for the Beam Laser.
-Utility: Shield Dome
A small, personal shield that is projected off a device that would be planted on the ground similar to a sound-spike. This allows a small area to protect fellow hunters and allow them to take refuge from attacks. This is balanced by that other hunters need to be aware/near to take advantage of the shield. A maximum of 2 shields can be placed at once, and they would either run on a longer timer similar to the assault’s personal shield due to the fact that it is an immobile item or after dissipate after a higher threshold of damage is taken then Hank’s Shield Projector since you can’t just target someone.
Considering the player base, the easiest way to explain this is just imagine the shield dome from the new Star Wars: Battlefront trailer. Like that, but smaller.
Any opinions on this idea would be greatly appreciated! Suggestions, love, hate, I’ll take it all!