When using chainsword I’ve noticed that the shove animation isn’t as responsive as it should be. If you continue through the shove into the push attack it chains alright, but if you attempt to do light or heavy attacks after a shove there is often a noticeable pause, sometimes as much as 2-3 seconds before the attack animation starts.
I think there’s actually two separate issues going on here that resemble each other. The first is that the shove chain timings into other attacks are too loose and it doesn’t transition cleanly between animations. The second is that something is causing the shove animation itself to get stuck, this can happen for several seconds and during that time the sword will not accept attack inputs or return to idle.