I swear the sword has no lunge except in flood, shouldn't you be able to lunge when the cross hairs are red? I feel like the melee weapons are pretty useless now compared to reach. Or maybe I just S##K wee-wees. Most people will agree on the wee-wees part and very much respect your opinion.
You can always make a tactical retreat, turn around, and meet them with the sword. You don't necessarily have to camp to use it, but you'll want to stick close to areas with cover to force them to you.
Invading world of the guilty as spirit of vengeance The guilty pay the price. I hate Square-Activision's FFXIII and its slew of cash-in spin-offs & sequels