@Greyor_42, These are the plain single hit/slash animations I mean:
Chains of Ice
"Plain single hit/slash animation" doesn't mean "same animation", though. And the animations are anything but "plain", as BluuHorse stated.
Yes, animations are re-used. But, like I said, it's not the same single animation that gets re-used on the majority of skills, which is what the complaint is constantly stated to be:
Almost everything is just basic attack.
No. 3-4 things are "basic" attack. Everything else is other animations. Note I didn't say solely unique animations, either. Also, IBR and DK aren't the only classes that have recycled animations, yet, I must stress, IBR is literally the only class in the entire game that gets complaints about animations getting recycled.
Also, DK is the first armor to have those animation which doesn't deserve a "lame" and re-skin complaint since that what makes it originally a DK.
It being the first doesn't "excuse" it from complaints on animations it shares with another class. Also, nobody complains about IBR being a "re-skin" of DK. The complaint is always made in a void scenario where DK doesn't exist as a comparison, which only serves to invalidate these complaints to a degree.
I understand IBR to be banned in Uthuluc's solo fight since it takes the "challenge" but not on the Trio of Uthuluc, Squirrel, and the Deer since it doesn't take away the "challenge" of the Squirrel and Deer.
Well, one of the other skills renders the squirrel's nuke useless(makes all damage of the next attack 0, and the squirrel gives you a 5-turn warning before it uses the nuke, so you know exactly when to use the move), making it a fight where you just change your weapon every turn, and you win. And no, the squirrel wouldn't survive long enough to use the nuke a second time. And remember, Long Winter grows stronger with each use, capping at the 5th, which you'll probably have reached by the time you're fighting the second stage of the squirrel. IBR is basically a "you win the primordials for free" class, to an almost equal degree to DmK V1.
EDIT: Ninja'd by a horse. That's definitely a new one for me......