Their damage is totaly insane, oneshot SV and oneshot CW if you’re under a strengh potion buff. They’re basicaly a “free escape card” that any career can use against any kind of threat. The only thing that keep them in check is their relativly small aoe against big/spread patrols.
I’m glade that they’re strong, it allow you to still perform well against armored/superarmored foes when it mather the most eventho you dont have a good AP melee weapon. From this perspective i think it’s a"good" change.
But now i wonder, doesn’t it make all patrols extremely trivial to deal with? 2 nades or 1 nade+strengh pot and they are gone, regardless of your career. I don’t think they’re rare enough to make them this strong.