katana's aerial slash may look interesting but once you try it out yourself..
its so uncomfortable, i mean it does look special but theres no damage increments instead it lowers your aerial chain slash's range..
the game needs to balance out the garbage weapons.
light saber and a large sword (zanpato? lmao) has a very good Secret Slayer Technique
light saber's Secret Slayer Technique is very good for juggling while zanpato's secret slayer technique has a long/wide range.. (with a short super armor)
the other three weapons (blugeon, katana, short sword) have terrible secret slayer technique, if there are even people alive who use katana or short swords they would ditch this skill (even blugeon users wouldn't raise it)
the pros of short swords are.. guard crush, a wind effect that flinchs or stuns target that hits you in guard status BUT large swords also has that effect -.-
blugeons have alot of bouncing effects for amusement and has a additional motion effect (this motion also has super armor) for charge crash BUT large sword also has that effect -.-
large sword may be a little slow, but when it comes to damage... and not to mention zanpatos have super armor for ashen fork!
thankfully light sabers don't have any additional super armor effects instead the weapon is mad fast and it's SST makes it very easy to juggle people or monsters with =__=..
neople doesn't care about those other three weapons i swear they don't!