Shield + norse in vanilla is so cheap lmao, if the guy know how to be ultimate cheap master with this setup there is no other way around, you unavoidably will have to read his stab feint sooner o latter. Otherwise you gamble with footwork, gamble with attacks, gamble gamble gamble, not reliable and you will get rekt. Halberd is to slow, zweihander as well. Skillhook I find it more suitable for the excessive gambling you will have to do, maybe brandistupid is gud too. Ahh gambling with backswings of course, you gotta do that as well.
So yeah, get rekt by the shield cunt, or play mercs. Its better b0lonce there and you can reliably fuck with these twats without gambling like its fucking Las Vegas. In vanilla they will trade and feint your ass to doom.
Of course this is all in duels, on teamplay they are useless and shouldn’t be a problem tbh, just avoid fighting them alone