Love this weapon. It's medium-to-long range, it's fast, and it has both vertical and horizontal sweeps for fighting large groups, or taking on a single enemy in a narrow space. While not incredibly powerful, it's heavy enough to stunlock humanoid enemies and PvP invaders, allowing you to build bleed against them fairly quick. Sure, you also build up blood loss yourself, but it feels more like a baseless threat than anything. It only rises by maybe 5% with each swing, and depletes faster than a normal bleed build. It's only ever a problem against a massive group, like the Deacons of the Deep, but it's still completely manageable with a collection of red moss clumps. Best of all, it seems any attack that connects with the enemy's head or neck does even higher damage, not just the weapon skill, so some hits, if matched with the enemy's bleed build, will net close to 2000 HP of damage in just one combo!