Charge I think would have benefitted this spear better considering it’s natural poison. Since charge counts multiple hits it’d make it easier to build up and be more effectively used. Assuming you land most of the hits of course. It’s a good poke weapon from what I see, nice range on the weapon art. Considering it’s the only boss spear we technically get I wish it had a more unique weapon art or that poison inflicted by this spear did greater damage per tick or even that it inflicted a slightly weaker version of toxic instead. It’s not bad as a PvE weapon and shield splitter makes it viable in PvP along with its range. A few interesting combos you can do with it, such as poison mist on top of the WA to throw people for a loop as mentioned below in another comment. The only thing holding it back is the slightly lower damage and cosmetically it bad if you’re a fashion souls person. I really want to love this spear, I just can’t as much as I want.