Hello. I would like to start by saying I’m loving this update - there are some great buffs all-round and the maps are cool. Really looking forward to buying his dlc!
So I have been an avid Mercenary 2h sword user pretty much since the game came out, even when it was really not worth using. I felt like it was in a decent spot in the last major patch when it got the movement speed buff. It did feel lacking on the other careers though (except Zealot). The new push attackis exactly what it needed to make it both more interesting to use, as well as making it more appealing to the other 4 careers.
However, the other changes seemed unnecessary. Simply put, the 2h sword is one of the most overpowered weapons in the game right now, due to the other buffs. The real kicker is the cleave through armored enemies. The push-attack already helps out with big guy + group combinations, and makes it more of a tactical but effective process. With the cleave, it’s too easy to mindlessly swing the sword until everything is dead. And the attack range doesn’t help either. I’ve been hitting things that aren’t even remotely close to me. It looks dumb and unrealistic, and it’s just another way to encourage mindless swinging.
These two changes (cleave through armored, attack range increase) make the 2h sword too powerful, to the point where using it is just boring.
My suggestion is to remove those changes, but keep the new puah-attack. That new attack is exactly what the 2h sword was missing. The other changes are just unnecessary.
Thanks for reading! Love this game.