My dual wielding swordman-thief-pyromaniac character is having a LOT of trouble with constructs, given that his usual approach is turning out to be useless against them.
I'm playing this one without permadeath, so here's my character after 50 or so deaths <_<
Skills: liechtenauer's overhau, sword practice, thibault's trompement; offensive maneuvering; rune of exploding, summon wrymling; lucky pick, lockup.
I rely on physical damage for melee and fire damage for ranged attack. However, those damn constructs don't want to play nice and only take 4 slashing + 1 existential damage out of the 20+5 I should be lashing out. With their giving 6 damage, fights are really unpleasant. Fire is effective, but I can only give out so much with 44 max mana. They're also much more vulnerable to the trompement (they take 13 then), but again I can only do that every so often.
What can I do? Should I try and "offclass" to a different weapon type doing more of the right kinds of damage? Should I give up one of the swords for a shield and do even less damage but take in less? Should I just skip this entire level?