Pretty disappointed when it comes to spear&shield really. Don’t think I’ll ever use the block+poke special attack, since it uses stamina and just feels so slow… With other shield weapons, you simply bash everything on the ground and go to town. No need to block after that.
It also feels really sluggish and a bit inconsistent when it comes to pushing, don’t know if that’s me, but that never happens to me with the sword&shield.
Damage seems decent. But it feels like it’s trying to be too much of an in between weapon: not a true dps weapon, not a true CC weapon. Making it just “meh” in both scenarios for me.
What bums me the most is that kruber’s ranged arsenal is already tame. Sure it covers all the niches like sniping, horde clear etc, but none of his ranged weapons feel really satisfying. All the other characters get awesome new ranged weapons, and kruber gets another shield weapon that doesn’t stand out in any way and for me. Why gimp your dps, if it doesn’t grant you proper crowd control?
Like I said in another post, if sword&shield received the finesse buff like 1h sword did in the last BBB, spear&shield would be obsolete