My build does not use any glaive based magic attacks or carry a shield and never will. I know from an economical stand point str/foc glaivelander with block ability is the way to go. The simple fact of the matter is that the glaive spam animation hurts my eyes. It looks silly to me and I despise the cookie cutter glaivelander. Even in vanilla TL2 I hated it.
My Gunlander tops out at 75% dodge, 75% damage reduction & roughly 25,000 HP with T1 debuffs. At this moment Shadowshot attacks do 120,000 x 6 damage per shot while Chaotic Burst 50,000+ x 5 per shot without T1 debuffs and 100% crit chance. I use Jerry's gun / 4 socket pistol. My character is tuned with cast speed buffs so character mobility coming out of spells and ROF is maximized with my build.
Damage output is not an issue with regards to my build. It is my "squishy-ness" that bothers me. Aside from blocking ability I have major investments in the defensive department. I could be wrong but having to invest in block on top of everything else defensive I have already invested in seems redundant if not overkill. It is only my opinion and I may be wrong but I feel every class should not have to be a tank build in order to hang/farm in T1.
Regardless of how or if any changes are made I will continue to play and support this mod. If it comes down to it I will play my role as the "squishy" non generic non glaive-spamming Gunlander.