For better weapon use there should be done some changes.
About the ARMORS
Light armor is the best solution due 50-55% damage reduction + big rolls.
Medium armor provide only 65% damage reduction, less rolls, not stun lock protection (like it was in old Conan), less free weight
Heavy armor ~75% damage reduction NO ROLL, NO STUN LOCK Protectiono at all.
50 STR + dragon spear = 102 damage (numbers in Parametrs), heavy attack with all perks bonuses will deal 150 damage (0 armor). After damage reduction
Light: 97 damage (24% AP)
Medium: 80 damage (17 damage points differance, but big differance between rolls)
Heavy: 67 damage ( 30 damage differance, but no rolls at all, so you can not catch your target, who rolled away from you at all!)
ABOUT THE WEAPONS:
Atm spear is most used due the hyper-armor heavy attacks + long reach.
Weapons with Hyper-Armor:
Spear - heavy attack
Daggers - heavy attack
2h Hammers - all attacks
2h Sword - heavy attacks
1h sword - only first heavy attack
2h club\axe - heavy attacks
1h spear (jhaveling) - no hyper-armor at all
Like result spear is most usable weapon, due the long reach and hyper armor. After the last patch more players start to use daggers and 2h clubs, but all other weapons have almost no use at all. Even 1h axe is used in rare situations only and ONLY WITH HEAVY ATTACKS.
There is no reason to use light attack, coz it can be easy broken with hyper-armor attack. Only 2h hummer is usable for light attacks (same damage like 2h spear heavy attack)
1h+shield is ultra hard to use against other weapons due the hyper armor + reach + rolls.
Here is some examples of 1h+shield fight:
Only sword can be used with shield to block+attack against spear, due the spead of light attack, so with good timing you can overhit spear user with 1 hit and block again, all other 1h will be broken by hyper-armor attack. Heavy attack from axe\club will not be broken, but you will be hitted aswell, and it will be just a trade off.
Medium armor is can be used with 1h+shield due some extra damage reduction and possibility to roll. But heavy is totally unusable, no roll, no escape, no catch, all your attacks will be broken with Hyper Armor or target will roll away.
Remove Hyper-armor from all weapons, except 2h hummers
Add Hyper Armor protection based on armor - Heavy armor is full protection against stun locks and hyper armor attacks. Medium armor - protection about stun locks only.
Reduce Light Armor armor reduction to 30-40%.
P.s. About the Katana weapon.
This weapon need some fix. Delays between attacks is ultra long, you are easy target, or you should break your combor.
Light attacks is totally unusable in PvP (due the Hyper Armor)
Only 1 Heavy Attack (with hyper armor) but you are “locked” after the attack. You can not interrupt it with fast roll, like other weapons, you need to remove weapon to unlock your self. This attack is good, but very slow. Take look on light attacks of katana, make them atleast much faster to be more usable in PvP.