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.
The Hate has unique stealth kill and finisher animations not found with any other scythe unless using a stance.
Without timing, speed, and animation differences, the damage of the Hate is the same as the Reaper Prime.