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Old January 4, 2017, 20:15   #4
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There's a fairly large gap between "too weak to get more than 1 blow" and "too weak to wield a weapon at all". So yes, mages and priests (and possibly rangers depending on starting stats) are incentivised to wield the heaviest weapon they can to maximize their melee damage. Going melee on a mage is still usually not a good idea though.

As an alternative to buying oil or a sling, consider buying a Wand of Magic Missile. It gives you a substantially larger and more reliable offense, though it is of course also more expensive. With the wand, though, you can immediately dive to 100' or 150' and start picking off larger enemies / enemy groups that wouldn't be doable otherwise.
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