Kruber’s weapon is a little disappointing. I mean it’s still decent and I know everyone at FS is working hard on a lot of things but… It would’ve been nice to have a new weapon that didn’t feel like an existing weapon. Based off the other new weapons added (grenade launcher, magic flame bow with infinite ammo, brace of shotgun pistols, and a flame geyser staff that also shotguns flaming rocks) a spear and shield that reuses many existing animations from the elf and only adds the ability to attack while blocking (which is good for plague monks, berserkers, and maybe picking an enemy out of a horde- too situational imho) doesn’t feel on par with the usefulness, or at least the ‘newness’ of the other weapons. I’m not sure if I’m using it wrong, but it seems like it doesn’t do much damage and is a little slow and clunky. It just feels a little lacking in comparison to the new options, especially when Kruber already has more melee options to choose from than anyone else but only has 3/4 ranged weapons.
Update: did a little testing, and the 2nd heavy on the elf spear/shield does more damage than the same attack on kruber’s. If the point of kruber’s spear is to be a little slower and a little heavier hitting, then why lower the damage on the same attack?