There are multiple types of weapons and weapon skills. You have your four main category of weapons consisting of one-handed, two-handed, ranged and magic.
Different weapons have different amounts of damage based on your attributes, and I personally recommend having two weapons based on the same attribute.
Your play-style is up to you, but if you are looking at maximizing your stats, keeping two weapons in the same attribute type is the best. I would recommend having a ranged and melee weapon so you can fight any type of battle.
If you have a rapier and a bow, all you need to do is put most your attribute points into dexterity and you will maximize your efficiency for those weapons. Some weapons do have other perks for using, like a sword and bow combination, which dexterity does help sword stats just a little compared to strength.
- Sword (Shield can be used with)
- Great Axe
- War Hammer
- Fire Staff
- Life Staff
- Ice Gauntlet
You gain weapon skill points to unlock different weapon skills and stats by killing enemies. The higher your weapon skill, the more kills you need in order to gain more skill points for that weapon.