Never seemed to help my monk, but then, he's a monk, and was more powerful with his hand-2-hand attacks.
I agree he is far more useful to mage-types, but only as a last resort. When your magic fails, then use the slayer. It's like using tensers trans., strength, and regeneration, all in one ability.
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