We did apparently get venom blades back, that's something at least. Soul traps are a stratagem now, not as good as them being a piece of equipment but it's something. We also now have 7 different traits for archons, a pretty wide range to choose from, and I want to say around 8-10ish artifacts they have access to including faction specific ones, so when you count all that in the picture gets much better.
I know we all want to go back to the 5th edition or earlier days when archons had like 12 different wargear options but those are gone, nothing we can do about it so I think it's best to move on and accept that a lot of our customization options are from relics and warlord traits now.
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