Let me be clear. The buffs are fine. I love the buffs to the mace w/ shield. This post is purely about the attack patterns.
Their attack patterns are fine the way they are. They are, by nature, simpler weapons compared to most others. Having a consistent attack pattern with the light attacks is what makes these weapons stick out compared to the others. The mace/shield has pure cleave attacks and the Spear/shield has pure stab attacks. Changing these weapons the way that they have been changed makes them just like every other weapons.
The mace/shield becomes:
- 1h Sword
- Elven 1h Sword
- Flaming flail
- Flaming sword
- Bretonnian longsword
All of which have the attack pattern of two swipes and one anti armor. I used to use the 2h axe and the 2h hammer a lot when I played Vermintide 1. But because of the attack pattern change to the light attacks when V2 released I hardly ever use them.
The spear/shield doesn’t need the change because that is what the first heavy is for, but because this is a horde game the stabing weapon must be changed, losing what makes it unique to all other weapons.
To be clear. I love the buffs, but hate the changes. I feel like two of my favorite weapons are being changed to be like every other weapon and losing their identity in the process.