The reason it’s considered ‘high skill’ is because it’s not as simple as xsword, i requires alt attack usage etc. In my opinion it just take a while to get used to, you don’t have to be a god gamer to use it. (You probably meant that by putting inbetween " " )
Dodges got nerfed, as mentioned, good change
It’s a very safe weapon due to alt attack and range. Good on bh.
Fast, i wouldn’t call it that. It’s a slower weapon then, maybe it’s the same attack speed as 2h sword not sure, but 1h and dual wield are faster. This does get negelected by Swift slaying. (For example, push attacking combo can make you vulberable if you aren’t used to the speed or range of the weapon). Or mercenary or even tag talent on whc.
Edit: i’m actually not sure it’s slower then the dual wield weapon, it feels that way tho, especially the push attack combo.
The push attack combo is insanely good to score headshots with, which makes it great on every career but most importantly whc. The cost being that it costs stamina, which whc can just kinda bypass by using push stam regen talent + having stam recovery.
+1 on the special attack. It’s too good, it can crit aswell, resulting in passive proc from whc, can perma stagger multiple elites even on low attack speed careers, like bh, don’t get me started on zealot. No cost, no delay, high range, just free huge stagger.
Insanely good single target and boss dps.
I’m not sure what the solution is. One thing i can say for sure is something has to he done about the alt attack. I also would say his horde clear wouldn’t be good if zealot or whc didn’t have stamina recovery, it’s more balanced on bh where you actually feel the cost of push attacking. But that’s more a career talent issue rather then a weapon one.
The weapon was probably designed to have high single target, single target stagger, but low horde clear or alot of stam cost which could result in being overrun, but the community has found things to remove that downside. So another look at this weapon wouldn’t hurt tbh. (I’m ofcourse not sure this is the reason, i’m assuming).
Also it’s alot of whc and zealot making this weapon so effective. Playing it on bh feels a bit more balanced (still has insane stagger special tho)