The lawnmower. Its in a bad spot currently.. and although it used to be better, it still was always sub par. Before, your attack direction would change as your movement changed, but a while back it was changed to attack in the same direction you started swinging in, regardless of your movement. This made the weapon from sub par; to downright ineffective.
However.. i had a great idea. When you parry with the weapon, you do a quick slash attack in the corresponding direction; because of that.. the animations already exist. I believe if you swapped the side attacks, it would function alot better. So for example your side attacks would be a single strike, as with any other weapon; and when you parry with them; you will perform a short combo burst.. maybe 3 or 4 slashes. This also makes much more sense from a logical standpoint, as you oppent is stunned; it would be the perfect time to "go all out". im not sure about swapping the "overhead" attack though.. i think the overhead attack should still be lawnmower, to have the weapon keep it's unique-ness.(theres just something great about going into a the special rage and mowing enemies down
) I believe this would make the weapon much more viable, and we'd probably be seeing it get used alot more frequently. I know for fact i'd absolutely use them if they functioned this way. I know next to nothing about game development, but as stated above; the animations already exist.. so i believe simply swapping the attacks and animations would not be too difficult.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post, and i hope the developers will at least consider testing out the idea. Feel free to post your own suggestions and comments below!