imweasel wrote: ↑Sat 15 Aug 2020 10:52 PMHunters get spear and rangers get CD, greatly increasing their damage output relative to a scout.
Scouts a defensively orientated and no amount of spec in a 1h weapon line is ever going to amount to decent damage...
Hunters do indeed get a spear, tho most that use them run the fastest spear possible which is as low as a 3.9 weaponspeed. This is done to counter the quickness debuff weapons being used along with attack speed reducing styles which make slow weapons take forever to swing. Using a slow 2h spear usually ends up as less dps due to evades and misses, so the uber 2h dps is really only uber looking on paper.
Rangers get CD, but that's a fifth line they need to spec in for it to be of any considerable value. So either they have great melee damage and their ranged dps is weaker than a scout, or they're bow spec like a scout and their melee is just as "bad". Worse actually, since a low melee spec vs a shield spec class won't be able to land very many hits.
TL;DR no class can have it all