Since snipers are going to suffer a bit next season, isn't it about time the box breathing nerf was reverted (with a small change of course)? Waiting for the perk to activate already neuters DPS.
[quote][b]Revised Perk:[/b] Aiming this weapon for a short period without firing grants bonus range and precision damage while zoomed for a [u]short duration[/u] that refreshes on [b]precision[/b] hits. Exiting zoom removes the bonus.[/quote]
The duration could be 2-3s. This type of change could improve the quality of life of the perk in PvE without changing its impact in PvP. As of right now, Box Breathing is one of the least impactful or interesting damage perks compared to Rampage, KC, and Firing Line. Snipers are skill-based weapons, box-breathing can be the damage perk for players looking for more challenge (compared to Firing Line). Just some food for thought.
I think your missing the point. They want snipers to be less effective. They are not going to give a perk that go against their wishes. In the eyes of Bungie you need to be weaker. Everything they do is to de power us, take from us, then present reskins and new items in the cash shop