What do people think about it?
I think it’s no secret that BH has the absolute worst tHP generation out of any career. Looking at the list, I can’t spot a single career that is worse. More than that, his tHP generation isn’t just “the weakest”, in my opinion it’s absolutely awful. I think the best option for him is rapier + tHP on headshot/crit, and it really doesn’t work well. Speaking from experience, once you take damage, it’s almost impossible to recuperate it on your own without outside assistance like Mercenary. This really forces you to avoid taking any sort of damage at all.
I’m gonna say that I don’t absolutely hate it. I think it’s a nice change of pace, and really forces you to become better at avoiding damage. The problem I think is that BH is the only one that goes this extreme.
tHP on headshot/crit is universally weak on every career, essentially completely outclassed by tHP on cleave. Another question is - should BH have tHP on kill? It’s a mismatch on ranged careers in general, since you will always use your ranged tools to deal the most damage and kill the most elites. While BH is decently suited to kill Stormvermin in melee (with the right build), they just don’t give that much health. Maulers are decent, but BH lacks high anti-infantry damage. Chaos Warriors are killed easily with billhook, but they can be rare to see sometimes, and very often you won’t get the kill despite dealing the most damage.
Does anyone think it would be good to replace one of his tHP talents with cleave? Would it be good design to give him better tHP generation? If there were other careers that has similar problems, this would be a tougher question, but no other career struggles with this quite like BH does.