Hi, I would like to know what’s everyone’s opinion on the Sword of War nerf coming next patch. Update 5 of the beta included the following changes to the SoW:
Sword of War overhead damage from 75 to 70
Sword of War stab damage from 75 to 68
Sword of War slash and overhead releases from .55 to .525
In practical terms, VGs now won’t fall to a stab overhead combo unless one attack connects with the head. An overhand headshot will no longer finish off a VG if the stab happens to hit the leg. Knights are roughly similar: 4 hits if one stab doesn’t hit the head. Performance against MAAs and archers remain roughly the same, 2 LMBs will still reliably take them out.
This is really just my opinion, but the SoW will kinda the short end of the stick next patch. 3 hits for VG for any long sword is just unacceptable. 4 for knight is a nightmare. In battlefield conditions its likely gonna get worse as headshots are gonna be a lot more rare. Plus, for some reason in beta the weapons seem to be more sluggish; a stab-overhead combo doesn’t seem to have that quickness anymore.
The claymore is gonna get nerfed in damage as well, but it makes up for it in being insanely fast now. SoW is gonna get a general nerf with the only buff being to release speed, which i don’t feel is that useful.
Anyone feel the same way?