this bad boi nerfs half of your pve playthrough into a child's game. almost guaranteed poise/shield break against larger enemies and the raw version is op af while allowing you to wield additional int or fth based weapon. never understood the appeal of the broadsword when this thing exists. very beautiful very powerful.
Generally a worse weapon than the Claymore, but it makes up for that in being more fun to use. The R2's really feel like you put some force behind them, while thrust R2's look pretty awkward. And no one can deny that Stomp is fun.