Armsthrift is THE most important skill in the game. Besides, Merc's caps are good enough to grind pretty much anything, anyway. Unless you're doing a no-grinding playthrough (and even then, maybe!) I'd recommend you demote after finishing hero.
Hmmm... you think so? I know I heard it doesn't work on tomes, so I wasn't sure if it'd work on dragonstones or items like that either.
Where the hell did you hear that crap? It works on tomes. Never tried it on a dragonstone, but I am sure it does as well. As armsthrift works on weapons, and a stone is a weapon. Though not sure about staves.
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