what type of swords? what about armor?
personally, i enjoyed not needing to buy equipment as a pure-mage until level 40ish
past that, i was forced to start buying equipment just to get to the end of arenas
after the latest patch, i sometimes get killed in one round if the enemies get lucky with critical hits
currently using whatever staff i can find on the market that has the highest magic crit chance, and a set of gossamer fox/owl cloth armor