Hi, new to MH and just beat Ceadeus and received the Barbarian Blade from the cpt. I've been strictly a Hammer user, but have been interested in trying LS's. Is the Barbarian Blade a decent starting weapon to kill stuff at this point in the game? (I just beat the last 5star village quest). I understand that if I end up continuing with LS's I'll need to look at crafting from better weapon-trees, just wondering if this is considered decent dmg wise for this portion of the game.
Assuming you haven't touched HR3, yet. Yes, the Barbarian blade becomes immediately the best LS you can have at that exact point in the game.
Even against monsters that have high water res, the raw alone makes it outperform any of its competitors. --- He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. The only future peace has to offer is war.