On an antax 5 this is true. the bull butcher I think is fine under the old (and new) number, its heavy is more damaging but less efficient at damaging maniacs, who tend to be fleshy, and I can believe more light cuts hurts them more than one big heavy cut.
I also think there is value in weapons where the heavy does less damage than the light. there were weapons in vermintide 2 where the light was a highly damaging stab or overhead, and the heavy was a less damaging more staggering and cleaving sweep, and they were fun to play with. That being said, damage values on the antax V at the moment are definitely counterintuitive based on the animations, the big 2 handed overhead doing relatively little damage
Fun fact: In Vermintide 2 there are two weapons that have had one of their attacks broken for over 2 years and Fatshark never fixed them despite reports. For whatever reason FS sometimes decides not to fix these things that should be simple to fix.
Yeah and I think its pretty funny the level of CA and BB overuse (because they pull the rug out of the rest of the Marks in their category completely) led to this. Meanwhile us Ogryn shovel users have had the punch that makes this weapon worth using broken against one of the heaviest targets in the game you’d actually want to use it on, for 2 months. Where was our hotfix?
I don’t disagree the heavies should have been buffed but even for light attacks the DPS post “fix” was anomalously low. BB at very least deserved the light damage reversion. Antax was also taken unreasonably low on lights but probably could have afforded to have only been reverted part if the way of the heavies had been buffed against maniacs.