Not only death, but any prompt (revive, scan, etc) and starting any new activity forces an element swap. Also applies to Hardlight post change. This needs to be fixed for both guns as it gets increasingly annoying. An option to set a default element (like hard light used to have) while retaining the swap feature would be great too!
although its exotic perk allows you to change it, the weapon needs a base elemental attachment... that would be void. and it resets when you die. why is this a post