We paid attention to your feedback about Piercing Blows added to the game in the Update 9.50. We have finalized and reconfigured this mechanics. The changes are already added to the all servers.
Piercing knife blows no longer cause critical damage.
Ability "Pounce" now deals a piercing blow and causes bleeding.
Ability "Pounce" now deals 120% damage instead of 100%.
The ability "Deadly Blow" now deals a piercing blow and causes bleeding.
The ability "Deadly Blow" now deals 150% damage instead of triggering a critical hit.
The Draemeter has a 2-fold lower chance to make a piercing blow, and the maximum damage from it is limited, since increased damage often led to instant death on hardcore servers.
The error of incorrect calculation of bonuses when removing equipment in some cases is fixed.