So I’ve had to think about this a lot because my choices are pretty limited just by the nature of what I enjoy. I like to be fast, and I don’t really like to have to juggle a lot of mechanics.
So initially the dual blades were absolutely for me, and I still like to bust them out. They’re fast, flashy and you can get by without a whole lot of precision, and I like a lot about that.
Eventually I decided that maybe I wanted to try something else and I gravitated towards the Light Bowgun. Again, it doesn’t slow me down much, I like that I no longer have to worry about sharpening, the ammo adds a bit of depth but isn’t too hard to manage and the mines you can plant feel fun, especially in co-op. This is my go-to weapon now. When I switched back to the dual blades I still enjoyed them but I felt sort of … naked.
The only other weapon that I feel is really fast is the Insect Glaive, and I’ve messed with it a bit in training and I’m interested in it… but it seems like a LOT. Not only do I have various useful combos to learn, but I have to be able to use this bug effectively, manage the meta-game of charging up the weapon, use the bug swarms for additional damage and it just feels like there’s so much going on with it. I will take it out sometime and see how I get on, but I don’t think that’s gonna be today.
Also I know it’s a complex weapon to use, but being a musician, a musical weapon sounds like somethin’ else, so I do want to try the hunting horn sometime.
So for right now, the answer is: Light Bowgun.