The manual says "The higher the efficiency rating, the quicker you will be able to strike the enemy."
OK, that makes sense. But why does a "Quickblade W 6 8 3 0 500 Lv10" cost more than a "Plus 3 Sword W,T 17 10 3 2 320 Lv10"? And that is just an example. There are plenty of others. Most weapons in this game are useless unless efficiency was exactly the opposite, that is if efficiency was better the lower the number then the costs of weapons and the reason some are even included would make sense. Warrior starts with sword, Thief with dagger, Mage with staff. They all do 4 damage but the staff and dagger have 11 efficiency, the sword 10. But the dagger costs 10, the staff 15, and the sword 20. Why wouldn't you just equip everyone with daggers to begin with if they are the cheapest and the best? There is no reason for weapons like halberds and axes to be included in the game based on the stats. Just curious if anyone knows the real lowdown on how the weapons work.
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