Been playing a few games today watching Sienna use her staff like a machine gun with unlimited “ammo” plowing through hordes, watching Kerillian having apparently the biggest quiver as she never ran out arrows playing entire maps using only the bow.
And no not saying either of those should be “nerfed”.
Then there I am as the witch hunter captain that can barely kill a basic skaven from 2 meters away with headshots.
In short, the thing feels weak as all hell.
Yeah it doesnt use ammo but it can only be fired at around 1 shot per second and I get that its main use is to be weaved into melee combat but the damn thing barely even works with that.
It should have the same range as a normal pistol in my opinion so it can actually be used at least at mid range.
Edit: A test of damage between the sidearm and normal pistols with bodyshot and headshot. I mean come on, its not exactly sniping range here. Even if you go into melee range, right up to the target, the sidearm still doesnt do the same damage as a normal pistol.