I’ve been wanting halberds in Vermintide since the first game came out AND I main Kruber but I just can’t bring myself to use the halberd in its current state with the awful attack chains it has been given. The dreadful mix of stabs and swings just makes it really awkward to use effectively. You can’t even chain the heavy swing together with the light swing. Constantly blocking to break the attack chain after ONE attack so you don’t flaccidly stab into a horde of rats is just annoying.
The light attack really needs to be 3 horizontal swings, or 2 followed by a stab/vertical, while the heavy attack should be like the rapier: stab, stab, stab or stab, vertical swing, reset. Or do the opposite and make the light attack the stabs. Just… anything to make it handle better. I get that perhaps the devs didn’t want to set it up like this because the extra reach would make it too powerful, but it just feels awful with the current implementation and there has got to be a better solution
Also, am I missing something or does the second chain in the light attack chain, the stab, not penetrate armour? The pointy bit that would be FOR penetrating armour doesn’t, but all the other attacks do? Why???..