This weapon should be awesome. Unfortunately it is garbage, does no damage, and just bonks things around. It doesn’t even work well as a shield! Ogryn in lore use these things to rush covered positions under hales of gunfire. These shields are literalky tank armor. The ogryn is an enormous 2 ton man swinging refridgerators on sticks and tank plates and it hits like a nerf bat in the hands of a 3 year old. Lets change that.
I have been think of this a long time and Lion-El-Gubson has proposed a similar list to how I would rework the Shield.
Special attack no longer plants shield, instead it charges the Power Maul.
Light attacks now swing the power maul only.
Light attacks now deal 320 damage. (80%)
Heavy attacks is a wide sweep with the Shield Hand that works like a push/stagger, dealing 160 damage. (80%)
wow that’s a lot of damage!
bro, he’s an OGRYN.
While blocking the user moves at normal movement speed for a block with any other weapon
Pretty late here but was jsut about to make a post about it… so i’ll bump here my thoughts.
With latest talent rework, obviously tons have changed, but what annoys me most is having a power maul that cannot be used with… well power lol
My simple vote is “Make the shield plant automatically while blocking and standing still for say 1-2s” … let ‘Special’ charge the maul as intended!
That should be enough to make it convenient/still useful as a barrier as intended, but add some extra elite prowess and damage potential much need for a ‘power’ weapon [otherwise don’t give me a maul, give me a bully club >.>]