Just throwing my opinion onto the already-large pile.
Executioner sword already wasn’t an amazing weapon, but it had a different playstyle than the halberd, and it was good enough to make it work on legend. It’s a slow weapon but at least the power behind it gave it an advantage so you could play around its shortcomings. With the 1.0.8 nerf this flies out the window, it’s just completely worse than the halberd in every way, why would I bother using multiple slow charged attacks on a stormvermin when the halberd can just do a double push attack and kill it more than twice as fast? It isn’t even better against hordes, as far as I can tell the two weapons cleave just as much but without the increased headshot bonus the halberd’s faster light-block-cancel attacks just deal with groups of enemies so much easier, you have speed and range that the exe sword can’t match and the exe sword has nothing to show for it anymore.
Please just undo the executioner sword nerf, it doesn’t serve any purpose besides reinforcing the “halberd or bust” meta.