Hiya, I'm just about to enter Moria and have to choose my first LI (yea!). My question is ... does it matter which weapon I take? That is to say, is there a big difference between the sword, mace, club or dagger? My Mini is usually in War-speech, and I tend to group up regularly with a Champion-buddy of mine... (just in case it's relevant information^^). Thanks guys.
If you have a hobbit and have the +2% club-dmg race-trait... then its just 2% better to have a club dosent matter so much, but a little extra dmg when they are close and you are autoattacking anyway is nice. But its only in the endgame where a few % makes any different. And in endgame we minstrels usally heals
Auto-attacks do happen a lot. Back when the mace had chance to stun and many minstrels used maces for that reason, you could see that it would activate now and then and be useful. But the +2% sword accuracy won't matter much at all given the rate of auto attacks. Similarly +2% damage on auto-attacks is not really worth wasting a racial trait unless you don't have others.
Overall now what's important is to pick what looks good on your character.