I believe the hammer is the better weapon but i suck with them and thus use swords. I feel like a skilled hammer will beat a skilled swordsman. It has happend to me at least anyway
If there's lag, the sword is the winner. If there's little lag, the hammer is better usually. If both players are really good, I think the sword will win, particularly if it's the Cerberus Blade or Blade of Athena.
Right now I like the Cerberus blade, I am assuming we will see a spear/trident type of weapon and our favourite chain whips as well when the full game comes out. but who knows what is in store. Also I wonder if there will be a 5th god to allign towards, I noticed stairs but no god.
Hammers, think they look cooler and I've never liked swords, over-rated imo. The swords do have some sweet brutal kills though. The hammers need more.
That kill where you cleave them right down the center of their mass.... love it! I always imagine what it would feel like every time I see it.
Although the repeated face-smashing with the hammer is also cool.