I realize turn-based battles are simply a way to present what would otherwise be real-time combat in an easy to control and digest fashion, but let's get real-ish here. In a battle where blades and clubs are involved, the guy fumbling through a heavy spellbook is either quickly dispatched, or doesn't get a mystical word of power in edgewise until the battle is over.
"Thou art a douche bag." Truer words, my friends — truer words.
The Continuum - Limit Break [YouTube]