I think the point of giving the knight the slower weapon is to encourage drags (both sped up and slower strikes) and other strike manipulation so you have greater versatility with the new knight swords. Honestly, I’m not quite sure why you’re using a sword as a knight primary because when you’re fighting classes where swords are effective (save pierce attacks) you’ll usually need a quicker weapon to fight toe-to-toe. Unless you just like fighting with weapons you like I suppose.
As for your vanguard bashing I can’t say you’re right. Easy to learn? Yes. Easy to master? No. They’re super vulnerable to archers and any knight worth his salt should be able to dispatch vanguards without too much trouble (No I don’t play van, I’m a MaA/Knight). If you’re looking for a challenging game that’s simple; pick archer with sling primary and saber secondary. Don’t use the sling. Fight with the saber like a fencing expert and see how hard that is.
aahhhh…… Wha??? Moving on. Thaks for playing though.
I don’t know why everyone seems to think VG is the easiest class to play. They’re just the class with the most offensive abilities. Easiest to rack up kills? Sure, easiest to survive? Go LMB into a crowd and tell me how long you survive.
That being said, I believe the knight nerfs came in order to define the knight as more of a defensive player rather than an offensive one. Prepatch, knights were the best defensive players and they had quite a bit of offensive power as well– they still do, but it’s not as much as before.
K as stated this thread is primarily with regards to one specific weapon with regards to a specific class but I’ll indulge.
The fact that you state this… “I don’t know why everyone seems to think VG is the easiest class to play.” must at least answer your own question… Does it not? I.E " EVERYONE"… hint … hint…
As to knights being a defencive class, yes they should be but with the introduction of the increased stam loss there is no such thing as a “Defencive” class any longer. There is only " STAM DEAD" ™ lol…
Anyway not looking for a flame fest just some honest feed back.