There’s only a few cases where I’d like the pistol to break shields, such as when there’s more then 3 or when they’re hanging around elites.
As far as I know vs shield marauders, rapier’s pistol shot requires 2 attacks to open their guard. You can do this faster with rapier’s push + push-atk, which is also 2 attacks but faster. Normals take I think 3 swings, not 100% sure.
If the rapier’s pistol should not break their shield, then I’d be happy to see just a single pistol shot (within limited range) to open their guard for a melee follow up.
I’d appreciate this change to give the pistol a bit more use (though I’m aware of what it already does), but also I think it’s just stylish too :v