slight buff to pick in this beta from the linesman trait on light attacks, making it more effective against pure trash, but the pick is still impossible to use against mixed groups. you can’t hit anyone reliably with the charged heavy attack because trash will inevitably step in front and absorb your big hit that was aimed at a berserk, storm vermin, chaos warrior, mauler, etc. and even if you do land the hit, everyone else around the target will get free shots against you. using chain light attacks in a mixed group is really bad, as it will bounce off any armor and do little to no damage.
solution: the charged heavy on the pick should produce a “ground slam” which knocks around nearby enemies, similar to sienna flail heavy 1 overhead. it doesnt need to do any area damage or DOT, just a radial stagger like the sienna flail heavy 1. this will make the pick actually viable against mixed groups. it would not be OP because the charged heavy takes a while to deliver, much slower than the flail by comparison. it fits with the theme of the weapon being a huge overhead slam. right now, the pick boils down to “wow i can kill a lone chaos warrior,” but almost all weapons can quickly kill lone chaos warriors safely, except for elf dual swords. when you compare the pick to similar weapons, like ex sword and glaive, it really falls flat.
i definitely like the pick on slayer as a secondary weapon but i use great hammer 95% of the time as it is far more versatile. trying to use pick as a main on iron breaker or ranger is just hopelessly inferior to any other weapon choice right now.