Throwing knives are a ranged weapon suited to the Avian race. You need dexterity to wield throwing knives.
Throwing knives are an alternative for the Archer class from [Bows|bows]] and crossbows (which favor damage over defense). Throwing knives still value damage more than defense, but there is more emphasis on defense than the bow types. This is because wielding throwing knives allows the character to wield a wing shield as well, adding to the defense of the character. This gives the player more survivability than with a bow or crossbow.
There are generally no throwing knives below level 13, so the option is only available to those willing to buy Platinum. Throwing knives require dexterity, and so require a Avian or a hybrid to wield them.
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