I still feel the nerfs to this class are unbearable, but power swing? No, that probably has more PvM uses.
Look, I remember playing a shield crusader way back when. The only way you could do damage was either shield boomerang, or getting up close and whacking the monsters. We had a nifty little skill called "Smite". Pushes back a target, does some damage, and stuns.
Are you going to say that's useless? Obviously you don't use it on the monster you are TRYING to kill, unless you a really intent on stunning it and have it rammed up against a wall already. The way I mainly used it was to push back (and sometimes stun which made it more effective) a monster I did not want to fight yet, while I was dealing with another. Simple.
Oh yeah, and you can also try to shove monsters away from a squishy character in order to protect them.
Edited by LethalJokeChar, 06 October 2010 - 10:59 AM.