Sergeant Knight at Arms
I am sorry, i have to disagree. The Kontos is amazing to kill of enemy Cav and Inf. That Dmg, Speed and Range makes it very strong, very good to handle if you are seasoned enough to auto think about range etc and makes it very powerfull. But the big downside why nobody uses it besides public games is: Archers. On Sturgia, they will just one shot you and the cataphract is to strong to give him up like that to Archer-Fire. Besides that Kontos is a great weapon to handle if you know how.
Yeah that's why I say add a shield.