I did not see a bash… would make it useless in my book really.
Here’s the thing: Even through the weapon doesn’t have a shield bash, it got way more solo killing power with both strong cleaving attacks aswell as (so far overpowered armor damage until the poke gets nerfed) probably decent to good armor damage in the long run. Don’t view it as a shield that also has a spear. View it as Halbert or Spear suddenly having way better block cost modifiers and the ability to block bosses slam attacks and ratling gunner shots.
Not to mention: Do you realise Handmaidens Spear and Shield also doesn’t have a shield bash? Don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say that’s a bad defensive weapon.