Weapon using mages I used all of the tricks I saw in these forums. I got Glennead early. I spent time in the swamp basically milking the necromancers For all the undead soldiers they could summon and I spent all my points from leveling on charisma and made my main character the Bard. By the time I left the swamp I was getting 30 gold for every undead soldier set of gear, and nearly 600 for every necromancer staff. So gold has never been a problem. But someone asked if having a weapon using mage was a good idea. Most definitely yes! By spending so much time on the swamp, flame weapon and multiple strikes is a deadly combination from Dog's Bastard sword. Knockback with his shield keeps enemies away so the mages are safe too.