Quote:I join the Q-Q-Qism by agreeing with everyone's disappointment, but i think what paizo wants to dodge here are TWF-Dex to damage builds. Paizo just needs to make the feat to Dex-to-Dmg able to light weapons but not let them TWF, or give the damage just to the main attacks and not the off-hand. i don't know, maybe is my thing, but i really hate the fact that Slashing Grace is meant to be a Swashbuckler's feat (even though kensai can make it work) then why not make it a class ability? feats are meant to be open for any class, and i don't think of a single Swashbuckler build atm that don't get Slashing grace or Fencing grace.
And I will join the endless litany of repeating that they didn't even stop TWF-dex since sawtooth saber are a thing. Really the only more powerful option they stopped is TWF kukri, every other light weapons combinations seems weaker or equal.
And with all that, the iconic one dagger in a hand, a sword in the other (or wakisashi and katana) is still a really useless build.
I think a large part of that is the plethora of 'improve how you fight with this single weapon feats', making two weapon combat with anything other than a matched set of the same weapon an impossible hill to climb. First you have the incredibly high investment of two weapon combat, then you need to double up any weapon based feats on top of it. It's probably easier to build an effective character using two bastard swords than one who uses a sword and dagger combo.