The alt-fire being like a blunderbuss shot to clear maulers and berserkers etc. Otherwise I’d say it’s honestly pretty good at killing specials (worse than BoP, though not by much) and just really strong ammo sustain. Not sure if the alt-fire actually works that well yet, but that’s how I’d say it. As it is right now, probably overshadowed by crossbow and BoP, not by that much though, but that’s partly on the other weapons (not that they’re massively powerful, I’d just like it if the power scale got toned down a bit in general)
Yeah it’s lore. Chaos Warriors are meant to be beefy overall, killing machines that literally have demonic plate armor fused to them, that grants them several benefits like never having to sleep, offers excellent protection while at the same time being magical in that it is weightless, meaning it doesn’t weigh them down like a sack of bricks on their shoulders. Nurgle Chaos Warriors are meant to be especially tanky, but slower. Even when tagging them you get the sense that they’re meant to be strong, like Kruber straight up saying to not fight them solo, or just everyone else ordering to shoot them and not get close. Would have made them more unique if they were tougher with big stagger resist (god I hate how they keep getting flinched by everything, a CW can’t even move with 4 people wacking him, even if they do no damage).