In the producer's letter today they said
I don't know about the rest of you but ever since the last Class Adjustments they did back with Isengard I've felt there is barely any more pruning that can be done for LM skills... about the only thing left to prune/merge is our Signs of Protection and Signs of Power. Everything else is as compact as it can get while still giving us skill diversity and multiple roles and playing styles... There isn't a single skill on our bar that I don't use at least once while running in a group.Class Adjustments – Later in the year, we will be making some significant changes to the skills and traits of the Free Peoples classes. We’ll be pruning out skills that just feel disappointing in play and increasing the potency of others. The end result will be fewer skills, but a more profound impact on moment-to-moment play. How you choose to specialize your class will make a real difference!
What really needs to be done for us LMs is to deal with our pets that are near worthless and barely scale at all. The Raven Tact Mit and the Eagle ICPR have never scaled up as we have leveled. Pet dps and skill dps is still a joke compared to how it felt back when we were level 50 in the SoA days. Each pet as its specific points Bear to tank, pull agro and decrease armour. Raven to boost our fire damage, flanks and decrease tact damage to us. Lynx for single target stealth dps. Sabercat for frontal aoe damage. Bog lurker for ranged dps/root/flanks. Eagle for Flanks, interrupts, icpr and a last second self resurrection. Spirit for a controlled flank and healing. Yet these roles with the exception of the spirit are barely used because the pets are so weak. Then there is the fact that our inductions are amongst the longest in the game and we only have all of two offensive skills that we can do on the move compared to most classes that have high diversity with their skills on the move vs inductions.
The only class traits that still feel like they need some work to me are the Blue line for people that want to focus on their pets.