Apparently Fantasy Realm is very popular in Reddit too, reading comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/PhoenixPoint/comments/iwf1rc/legacy_of_the_ancients_weapons_are_too_op/
Most of the time multiclass, but Berserker single clsas with Adrenaline would not need Vengeance Torso or multiclass to achieve the same damage
Indeed this is the problem, I show part of it in this clip: - YouTube
and my suggestion is to lock Level 7 abilities if you go multiclass, you can create a powerful soldier single class, but also multiclass LV6 soldiers with plenty of abilities and perks
But let’s see these new weapons and damage, and I don’t include perks, these would increase even more that damage.
180 damage directly makes obsolete all SR, also piercing 80, it is the max armor, so full damage per shot in any situation.
Sniper/Infiltrator with Sneak Attack 180 x2 + 10% Vivisection → 396 damage,
if you use Quick Aim twice in the same turn → 396+396=792
Imagine adding Sniperist perk +25% , 990 damage, one turn, one soldier
Infiltrator single class, 1 AP with stealth and Sneak Attack, 60 damage x2 +10% Vivisection → 132 damage, 4 AP → 528 damage, not so OP, piercing is 40, enough for most of enemies
90 damage, 30 shred, blast radius 3,5, apparently reasonable, Thor AML is damage 100 shred 20, but you can use Boom Blast , and thanks to mounted weapons exploit , 0 AP for Thor AML if you want after using Rebuke twice
Shard Gun SG
Original post is speaking itself, 1998 damage using 2 AP and 5 WP, this is so OP, and without perks
Enough to taking down a Scylla in two turns, one if you have two assault/heavy soldiers
And almost of enemies with one shot or two:
Mattock of the Ancients (melee weapon)
220 damage 400 shock is not too much, Marduk’s Fist is 160 and 200, Phoenix Shock Lance is 160 and 600. But using the weapon with Adrenaline or Vengeance Torso is a different story.
Scyther (melee weapon)
300 damage in exchange of 2 AP is great, but again if you use Vengeance Torso or Adrenalines Rush… watch the clip:
1200+ damage without perks, also disabling body parts in one turn.
And finally all together, LV 7 abilities, new weapons, and Bionics: