|Loyal Battle Monkey|
Loyal Battle Monkey wrote:Are we ever getting a metal kineticist to round out the five element system with fire, water, earth, and wood?The metal kineticist is earth + earth...I don't see that changing anytime soon, if only because it would be confusing. Considering jīn was typically represented by either gold or silver, though, perhaps a gold element could be possible, though one wonders how it would distinguish itself from other elements. At least, I'm presuming you're referring to Wu Xing, since there were quite a number of five element systems...
I was referring to the five element system in game (as described by Ultimate Magic). The Wu Xing or other system that include metal could also serve as inspiration.
Besides the "metal" attacks that earth can get, what else is usually metal? Weapons, armor, equipment, and so on. Creating stuff is pretty interesting besides just throwing metal stuff at our opponent. A kineticist based on manipulating equipment and being extremely flexible would be very interesting even if it's just an archetype.
When looking at other metal archetypes or class options, we get even more stuff for fun. Metal wizards get some construct and electricity spells. Clerics give us the metal subdomain and artifice domain. Oracles give us the metal mystery.