theres several threads about this, maybe pin the workarounds?
unequip all armor, take all inventory including hands, then place spawned weapon type in first inventory slot, shield/arrow/orb in second slot, re equip armor.
Thralls need a complete overhault. Their behavior in general is not only completely stupid, unreliable and unpredictable,
they very often get in your way to the point it gets you killed. Cant count the times they blocked my escape route backwards. Angry mob starts attacking and you want to roll backwards to get out of the way? Nope, Thrall is standing right behind you breathing in your neck. You roll aside close to a wall? Thrall steps right next to you trapping you in a corner.
Or the infamous thralls not doing anything. Or the thralls that are overcomitting. they start attacking everything that moves for no reason.
But my very best moments with thralls are those when you get jumped in sepameru from bandits and the thalls thinks: Hey i run to the other side of the city and kill an archer there that is not even inolved in the conflict. You can handle the 5 hammer and greatsword users right? See ya!
Hi, there is one more problem with thrals, the boss can deal a blow that takes half of his life points, I lost named warrior yesterday, he was killed in this way by an ordinary slaved monkey, one hit takes about 3500hp.
I will just add my 2 cents here regarding thralls. After last 2 updates the issue when your follower is not attacking at all after changing his weapon to a truncheon is pretty much happening 100% of cases now. I had that issue before, but very randomly.
Hard to knock out a NPC that you want if they are charging at you with bunch of other well-armed and equipped NPCs and your follower does nothing, not even tanking. Can’t attack or block with shield as with 4-5 enemies I just get constant stagger and these star metal weapons they’re wielding do pack some punch.
As soon as I give my guy his old weapon back, he is more than happy to slaughter anything in sight.