I’m gonna add more to this and the reason it just doesn’t feel right in Verm 2 unless you’re using either Merc or Zealot with it. To hold the point of attack what do you need with Two handed Sword?
If you thought damage or killing power, you’re actually wrong.
The answer is Stagger and Cleave. When I use this thing on WHC and not Merc, There’s a distinctive lack of that, because you don’t have that on WHC. So you can’t hold the point of attack with it. Sure you’ve got all kinds of killing power with WHC, Deathknell you have Elite Power killing, Select Flense and it drastically improves the damage vs hordes.
But you don’t have the ONE thing the 2H needs to work the way its supposed to… namely… Crowd Control. So instead of using it like an actual 2H sword on WHC, you have to dodge dance with it… because you have no real stagger, so you get hit a lot… and that’s just not the way you use 2H Sword.
Plus you’ve got a ton of other weapons to use that are much better weapons to do the dodge dance with, and feel right when doing it also.
However when I do it on Kruber Merc… hey I got a ton of CC and damage rolled up into one. I can slash til my heart is content and just chew up the front line. But It just doesn’t feel satisfying at all on WHC.
Merc and Zealot have that… WHC just does not.
Over the weekend I spent time playing Verm 1 where I REALLY got a good taste of what this used to be like, and why it felt so much better in Verm 1 vs Verm 2. You used to be able to put a weapon trait on 2H Sword called Devastating Blow.
Devastating Blow on the 2H Sword increased the power on your push so you could knock Skaven on their ass just like a Shield on Bardin or Kruber can.
So the way you used it was to knock the Skaven on their rear ends… then step in with a charged attack and cleave all of them on the ground. You could hold the point of attack like it was nothing.
It was like using a Two Handed Sword the way they actually get used.
It felt so much more satisfying to use it there, even when compared to using it on Kruber Merc in Verm 2.