Aerial attack comes out very fast and has a wide vertical hitbox. This makes it very easy to hit enemies both on the ground and the air, and then combo into a jump attack by holding down the melee attack button while airborne to make use of its large knockdown radius.
Although its stated attack speed is a bit less than 1.0, it has a shorter recovery time between swings than the other two-handed weapons, so its actual attack rate is better.
Without timing, speed, and animation differences, the damage of the Hate is the same as the Reaper Prime.
Due to its higher attack rate, and wide sweeping default quick melee attacks, the Hate is ideal for players who plan to primarily use quick melee attacks.