Quote Originally Posted by DrOctothorpe View Post
Two fun facts about Metalline:

1) In modern random loot, big damage numbers come from the prefix. We thought you would enjoy doing the extra damage and bypassing DR all at once. Thus Metalline as a suffix.

2) The Metalline suffix will be a new mutation, so won't affect crafted and old items.
I initially saw this in the release notes and said, "Yay! Metalline is back... but wait, it's a suffix?" But then I thought to myself pretty much exactly what you are saying here. So good call, IMHO.