Soooo everytime I play lily chen, I take this weapon. And I think these swords our pretty good, and I always enjoy using them. That being said. They are bad to the alternatives that she could take.cough hammercough but I always take these knifes. And I like to talk about why.
I have used the cyclopean hammer many times, and I enjoy, just like many, the effectiveness it brings to the table. I wrote a little review talking about how it should be tabooed, it a pretty hard card from all fronts. Why build for weapons that requires ammo, and special attachments, and resources to pay and the actions to spend trying to get set up, to do half of what the hammer can do. And that's without all of the attachments. Sure it's 5 resources, but that's on par the lighting gun, bar, and flamethrower. All prevalent weapons for guardians........ but Lily can't take any of them.
That leaves the hammer, the best of them all,the holy spear, which you could muster up a bless-ish build with lily, and these butterfly swords, objectively the worst of the bunch, but I still would rather take the swords over the hammer, when I play
The main reason is that it has an interesting take on using Agility, as apposed to using more strength. Which typically guardians have around 2-3 Agility. So it makes for a pretty 'okay' boost,But compare to the hammer, there isn't a single guardian that has lower then 3 will. So it usually boosted to the same, or more, for less test taking. To do the same damage once, requires 2 test, while the hammer can do the same 3 damage a majority of the time. For less test. This is why people want the swords buffed.
The problem is, that I think this card is in a good place, and we really shouldn't push for this card to be like the hammer. Because if this card was like the hammer, we would need to taboo it, but if the hammer was like this card, we would also want it buffed as well. That is the awkward state of the hammer. It's just so good.
The swords, while not as good as the hammer, I think are fun to use. The whole point of this game is taking test, and while less is more with the hammer, It's just too good, and leaves other weapons wanting. Lily can, especially with her strength and Agility disciplines, work wonders with this weapon.
But I think that really says more about lily, then theses swords. But I will always play these swords on her, rather the hammer.