The few games which I have played, it seems Dracula seems weak when he gets into combat. I'm not sure about how people feel about Hunters being able to block Dracula's attack and able to dish out some damage at the same time.
I haven't noticed that Dracula is weak in 1 on 1 combat, he can do considerable damage to a lone hunter. His problem is when he facing multiple hunters where the non targeted hunter just gets to deal damage without being hit themselves.
Dracula typically wants to do his best to avoid such combat.