Going Slash Briton instead of Thrust Saracen on an Infil just gimps you when fighting other assassins
Assumptions for the analysis:
Item stats: +75
Buff Pot Dex/stre: +83
Buff Pot Qui: +50
Disease Poison De-buff: -35 Stre
Starting Points for Saracen: +10 Dex / +15 Qui
Starting Points for Briton: +10 Stre / +15 Qui
Base Weapon Dmg: 258 (no disease)
Base Weapon Dmg: 241 (diseased)
Base Weapon Dmg: 243 (no disease)
Base Weapon Dmg: 208 (diseased)
Before the resist nerf, fighting a SB as a Slash Briton would net you 35 more base weapon damage in comparison to a Thrust Saracen. In the other hand, fighting a NS as a Thrust Saracen would net you 39 more base weapon damage in comparison to a Slash Briton.
After the resist nerf, as a Slash Briton you only get a +10 base weapon damage vs SB when comparted to a Saracen Thrust. A Saracen Thrust would get +27 base weapon damage against NS when compared to a Slash Briton. The difference is starting to show, right?
Now, when another assassin diseases you (which they will), you lose 35 strength. Hmm, now instead of +10/-27 (on a Slash Briton vs SB/NS), you get -10/-43. when compared to a Thrust Saracen. In other words, a Thrust Saracen has more Weapon Base Damage against a SB when diseased than a Slash Briton (BTW -a SB is resistant to Thrust and Vulnerable against Slash). HMM!
Before the nerf, you would still get an advantage against SB as a Slash Briton even while diseased. Now is just not the case.
So, other than "for the cool factor" what reason is there to go Briton/Slash on an infil when most of the time you fight other assassins. Even when fighting other classes without disease, there is no clear advantage going slash Briton over thrust Saracen with the Armor Resist Table nerf.