I avoided 'em, until I finally realized that the reason my DK wasn't having any effect was that I'd invested my skill points in 1-handed slashing weapons, and was using 1-handed slashing weapons with a shield.
Wha'. wha? Wanna tell me why a shield would make your 1-handed sword slashing useless. Seems like my DK does damage with a shield but maybe I haven't noticed it's not as much? I know you get a little penalty for armor & shields but "wasn't having any effect"? If so, wouldn't early on, the spider's two handed sword be the weapon of choice if one-handed weapons don't work with shields. Please explain.
Here's another, how come there are so many more good swords than blunt weapons in the early game? Well, skeletons have their clubs but weapons merchants seem to have only swords, cutlasses, etc. but no bludgeoner weapons. Also, most games have blunt weapons do more damage to skeletons but I guess not in this one? TIA.