I decided to test out the Blade of Seven Winds in a thralls hands. Initially I was surprised and happy to see that my thrall can and will use the heavy, charge attack. However, I soon encountered issues with the thrall. She wouldn’t move to areas where I commanded her to. She also would just stand looking at the Rot Branch boss without attacking while getting attacked and taking damage. This issue was while she was not in the charge pose too. And finally, when I went to take the Blade of Seven Winds from her inventory, she wouldn’t let go of it. It stayed equipped in her hand with no way for me to put it into her or my inventory.
Another issue I had with a thrall happened yesterday morning. I was getting Sadeh the Lithe experience in the Unnamed City. Everything was going smoothly. She did the Guardian fight fairly smoothly even though at one point she kicked 8 times in a row. I equipped her with Hanuman’s Gada. After that fight she bugged out to where she would raise her fists and just stare at the skeletons instead of attacking. At this point I tried equipping her with the Festering One axe. It didn’t change things. She was still just a useless spectator getting in the way of my character fighting. I do not know what happened that made her go from functioning somewhat properly (except for the 8 kicks in a row) to being useless.
I have also had to micro manage my thralls path finding in several locations across the Exiled Lands. This is not a fun or exciting thing to do.
I play SP, Exiled Lands with no mods.