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i've been messing around with the estoc. My conclusion is that I have no idea how to use this weapon if the enemy has a shield, because I miss probably two out of three parry attempts. And it does a flamboyant little backwards hop instead of a kick, so you can't break a shield-happy enemy's guard.
No offense but...
You are a silly, silly man.
The estoc is great vs. shield enemies but you have to just attack right as they are winding up or get behind them and backstab. Don't just wack at their shield. Its attack speed is super high so you will almost always interrupt your enemy and you can keep your shield up in front of you the whole time.