I've had Aligern in my party for a while now and he doesn't seem very useful to me, which I think is because of his weapon skill.
Aligern is trained in medium weapons and has inability with all other weapon types, he also is unable to learn speed. I.e. you can neither improve his speed edge nor his speed stat pool.
Yet, the vast majority of medium weapons I found are speed based, the only non-speed based ones I can think of are his starting mace and the battleaxe, both very weak weapons.
This leaves me with the options of either
- use a good medium weapon, which doesn't appear to be a good choice, because his speed stat is so bad
- use a low quality medium weapon, which is bad, as he uses a 7 dmg weapon, while others have 15+ dmg weapons
- use a heavy weapon and just cope with the massive to-hit penalty.
Which option is best? Is there a good might or intellect based medium weapon in the game? If so, where can I find it?