I have always had Wrestling on my mages but there are some fine new templates out there with Weapons skills that might be worth a try. Questions: #1 If one chooses to have a Weapons skill over Wrestling, will that mage get hit or disrupted alot more than if he/she had Wrestling. Would Protection be the easy fix for that? #2 If a Mage has No Wrestling or Weapon skills and chooses to just use the Staff of Magi or Swords of Prosperity with 0 Mages skill requirements, would he/she get mangled and hit alot more than if he had Wrestling or a Weapons skills?? Would the Staff of Magi/ Sword of Prosperity give proper defense and let a Mage cast or would he/she get dirupted all the time ??? Note: I do know (assume) that if you get disarmed, your toast and will be hit alot and hard. One of the templates that looked interesting looked like this : Magery 105 Med 100 Eval 120 Resist 100 Necro 100 (+5 with Tali) SS 90 (+10 with Tali) Nox 100 * Use Sword Of Prosperity or a Mage Dagger or Staff of Magi.