While crippling debuffs are typically associated with other support roles, I'd like to see some Stalwart armors that put a strong emphasis on debuffing enemies. After all, debuffs provide an effective way to protect yourself and your teammates by ensuring that your enemies can't function effectively. Just ask anyone who specialized in Defenders or Corruptors in CoX.
In fact, CoX had a few armor sets with powerful debuffs such as Ice Armor and (the tested but unreleased) Bio Armor. Most Tanker armor sets had at least one power that carried some form of debuff. This not only provided an extra layer of protection but also helped to generate aggro.
My wish is that a more "Defendery" kind of Stalwart can exist in CoT. A kind of guardian that doesn't just put up his shield to block attacks but also plagues and weakens his enemies so they can't put up a fight. A tenacious kind of leader who suppresses his enemies instead of taking it all on the chin.
It seems that there may already be some consideration for this idea given the Bruiser Stalwart mastery. It's my hope that the devs will take it a step further and give us a few armors that allow the Stalwart to be a debilitating force in combat and not just a meat shield. Guardians are likely expected to fill this role, but I'd like to see a Stalwart who can take this kind of capability to the front lines.
What do you think?