Sword F1 is awful. The self root keeps it from ever being used, the damage isn't worth using over auto attacking, and the long duration immobilize is no longer useful with the amount of condition clearing that is in the game now. Flurry either needs some major changes, or we need a new sword F1.
I'd like to hear what you all think. (I would have done a poll, but I don't know how to do that yet).
Some rules for posting your ideas though:
Here are two ideas I had:
Remove self-root, remove immobilize, add a scaling knockdown effect if the target was immobilized (2s, 3s, 4s based on adrenaline spent). This solves the mobility issue and gives a strong CC if the target was immobilized. I think this would be very versatile and fun. The knockdown would only happen once per target hit as there are up to 11 strikes to Flurry in the event there were multiple targets struck that were immobilized.
New F1 called Galrath Slash. Single strike, applies 11 stacks of bleed, has 1.0 power scaling, immobilizes foe (2s, 3s, 4s based on adrenaline spent). 1/4s cast time. Cleaves. Basically just put all of flurry into one attack. Self-root gone, and instead we get a powerful and quick attack that is a setup for Final Thrust and gives sword MH the ability to punish someone. Yes I put max bleed stacks in there, the difference between 9 and 11 stacks is minimal.