And the most important factor of all is we are not fighting in 1v1 situations where you're able to react to what the hammer user is doing. I'm getting throttled from behind or while I'm in the middle of fighting.
The Hammer absurd.
Well when your fighting a guy who has the hammer 1 on 1, its alot easier as you can see its attack coming like alot of other weapons. I see this weapon more as a crowd control weapon. I still get caught in its attacks, very few times when fighting someone 1 0n 1 though, but when I have to deal with that guy and another enemy then it can be very troublesome, mainly with its stunlock.
All the things I have said about it being easy to avoid and not OP is when your fighting the person 1 on 1. But it isnt easy while its in a crowd, like some other weapons specials. I still dont say the weapon is OP, but it is a pain in the a** when you have to deal with that guy and other ppl at the same time.