I like the way you think, Skresh, and I think you’re right about the handle hits.
Now that I think about it, I duel a guy regularly that uses a feinting maul and beat him quite easily as knight broadsword because his feints are easy to read. The only reason I ever even get hit is because of a handle hit/bad read.
Maybe we should fix handle hits before thinking about fixing feints. My idea would work in theory right now, but it wouldn’t fix the greater problem of handle hits and if this greater problem were fixed I am not sure if my idea would even be relevant anymore. We will see though.
I’m in agreement with you.
I wouldn’t go so far as saying that I’m right, as I’m just a simple pubber who occassionally duels the big guys…although, I do know handle hits as they stand now are in a very precarious situation. Handle hits remove the risk of the heavier weapons to a greater/lesser degree because their…well, you get hit in the moment of release. On the other hand, if you decide to balance around the handle hits, you can overnerf the weapon. Take the viking axe for example. Before the windup nerf, it was a one-trick pony, but an effective one. Feint into overhead. The handle hit made that very effective. As of now? It’s a joke-tier weapon, arguably worse than the dub axe.
We’ll see how it goes. Polehammer feints are frikkin’ deadly, but until handle hits are remedied, the best you can do is take initiative and hold it.