The short sword light and heavy attack animations aren’t what they were prior to v2.5. There’s no endless light attack loop. The heavy attack cycle is only barely functional.
It’s impossible to string any light attack cycle together. It won’t transition reliably to a heavy attack.
Heavy attack cycles are more difficult to string together and the transition to the light 5-hit combo seems to have completely disappeared.
Not sure if any of this is intentional. However, it makes the short swords borderline useless now. This is a huge disappointment as they now have an actual material progression and not just iron and star metal.