Pun intended in the title because he has already that noble stance.
Anyways, everyone was like "rip volt" but to me Gauss is (thank you) gonna replace Harrow for his 2nd ability, except for the health regeneration, but that's fine. Gauss' redline literally boosts every kind of speed, charge attack rate included and the cc is really good when you get the hang of thermal surge.
Now. What do I have against Harrow? A lot, actually.
1st of: yes, I don't care about Eidolons. MVP is Volt for that.
2nd and most importantly: he's the self support that never replaced Trinity at all. Most of his buffs only go to him and being a caster frame, all the max energy he has is a miserable 150 to just reach 425 with a maxed primed flow (300 for nostalgic flow). BASIC AF! And forget about Thurible's utility if there's an Equinox, Saryn, Mesa- you name 'em. There's no energy for "assists" and any kill that's not with a weapon... as if.
He's one of those frames/things that "it needs this and this and that" and when I hear so much of it I say "it needs to go"
Let's see how.
Duration is really important for Harrow, so narrow minded? Nyes. Now you also need stretch because his 1st ability is the main opener and will grant you safety (when you're not surrounded), but you also need strength to boost the effectiveness of its abilities and you may also need efficiency because you already have to use 1 and 2 in combination, but maybe you should've used Thurible before to make the energy you need for your cycle, but also if enemies are already high level Harrow is already squishy and your 1st ability is the only cheap resource you have and... JESUS! You see?!
One other thing I noticed is that you either have enough energy to don't care(thanks to thurible and enough sandbags to kill) or flat out gasping for it.
How could this be changed?
Easy solution: increase his base energy- bandaid fix that might come with an eventual Primed variant.
Condemn. Width of condemn is affected by range mods and travel time by duration. Condemn is already an ability that's both heavily affected by line of sight and obstacles because it's limited on the ground. This will help with the variety of builds
Penance. Cost should only asks shields. At the moment, penance asks for both shields AND energy (50). Harrow already can't take many hits and penance will also lock you in place for 2 seconds. It has the amazing quirk to heal and is affected by affinity for its range.
Thurible. Thurible is a standalone ability in his kit that has an amazing augment that SADLY CAN'T go in the exilus slot (why? Same question goes for covenant's one).
Leaving Covenant out of it. It's what makes Harrow, Harrow. It's extremely situational and both buffs are extremely useful. The augment is disappointing, especially since it can't even fit in the exilus slot. An augment to help with the management of Protection and Retaliation would make more sense.
You are NOT getting kills with Harrow if you're in a squad, and you need kills to get energy and there are also many better frames to choose if you want to go solo. This is the main issue I have with this frame of which I cannot understand what his place is.