Do you guys think that recons might/could split into 2 sub-categories:
Spotters (snipers with spotting, currently Aimee, Redeye Vassili) and... saboteurs?
Not sure what to name it exactly, but like Phantom and his EMP.
Could we need it? Want it?
Backline spotters with their snipers and frontline saboteurs with SMG's, maybe AR's or shotguns.
I'm only considering this due to the new merc, Guardian and her ability, on top of which we already have Turtle's shield and Aura's station.
Phantom can already disable those 3 abilities with his EMP. In addition Phantom can currently also disable sticky bombs, proxy mines and ammo stations.
There could be so many iterations of how the EMP effect could be deployed. Not to mention it could always be easily balanced depending on how long or often the effect could be used.
Also some or most of them could have secondary abilities. Personally I'd imagine their secondary abilities either being utility or debuffs (like smoke or debuffs like snitch has).
I think of saboteurs as a fun concept, but I'm not exactly sure if it could fit or if it could be needed in DB. At least as of yet.