Anyone who says this isn't still OP and at the very least meta is **** dumb. The damage is still amazing at any level range, low, mid and high, and the reach is still just as broken as it's ever been. The reach alone makes this meta, would you rather have more damage and less reach or more reach and less damage? Have you never faced this exact same question while choosing between the broadsword and longsword? Which did you choose? The longsword because it has barely lower AR and has more reach (talking low level, not sure endgame)... Not that this even DOES less damage. I love all these "it's been nerfed!" comments, it's hilarious. Like the patches have ever been a reliable method of fixing anything... Force buffing was a thing till LAST patch... The nerf was just a slight one, that's it, it didn't castrate the dark sword... Reach is everything on a straight sword and the damage literally isn't a problem.