Yay loadout changes. Don't care about these augment changes, though. Still not going to use any of them. Tested them all, still just as uninteresting for general use as before.
I know we've already told you this a hundred times before, but have a hundred and first time, just for good measure. A mod that only affects one ability can't compete with a mod that affects all four abilities (except in the case of mods that the entire build - or even the entire frame - hinges around), so long as it's competing for the same mod capacity points and mod slots as other mods. We ask for an augment slot not because we want power creep, but because there's no possible way these mods can compete with even just a Power Drift (same capacity, same polarity) because Power Drift can go into its own slot, and doesn't have to compete with the big boy mods.
Even with that said, there are a lot of other smaller reasons why augments don't really work well in this game, and I don't really plan to list all of those as they've all been brought up before too, to the point where I feel like it's not even being listened to any more, but I say that only to say that I personally don't think even an augment slot is enough of a fix; I think the augment idea would have to be reworked into its own system entirely separate from mods, if it's going to see any kind of real success, like a skill tree system (similar to the Focus system), or its own mod points pool allowing us to toggle all of the individual components of these ability tweaks separate from one another as well as just base increases to individual abilities' basic functionality and stats (like maybe I want more Hallowed Ground duration, but not the ground rupture? Or maybe I want extra Hallowed Ground range because Hallowed Ground's range is awful, both horizontally and vertically?).
I appreciate your experimenting with trying to improve these mods, but it's really too little to really make much of a difference, in my opinion. I do hope you keep trying to make this ability augmenting and tweaking system better in general, though, one way or another.