(well, and Dog, but I purposely passed him up because he's kind of ridiculous).
whaaa... nooo! Dog is the best. haha
I love him. I am super cheap and get him for all of my characters, even if they don't need him/it really doesn't make sense to have a pet dog. Though, maybe even horrible, evil, world-killers need doggy friends too? It is a metaphor for life? haha (I'm acting weird and I'm only half way through my second gin & tonic, bad signs).
But yeah, I totally get what you mean with the not wanting to waste shut a good weapon on weak enemies. It seems super silly a lot of the time to be killing Ailing Wolves, or Rats with something that can destroy creatures so much more powerful.
Yeah, actually, he probably would've worked rp-wise on this guy. He's just completely ridiculous, he basically carried the game as my Mage until I got disintegrate. If you got him later in the game it'd be less of a big deal, but he's just kind of silly considering you can get him as soon as you go to Tarant and have enough moolah for the train. (and that's to say nothing of the inherent weirdness in having a random sickly dog be the best melee character in the game.)n
Speaking of Disintegrate, the powerful weapon vs rats thing is even weirder there once you get Mastery of Force. Rat? Disintegrate. Spider? Disintegrate. Disturbingly tiny monkey (Seriously, what is with all the monkeys in the second half of the game. I know Troika ran out of resources, but... monkeys?!)? Disintegrate. Ailing Wolf? I could use a single Harm... Nah, Disintegrate.