These are a good choice for the paladin wishing to use a shield along with a light-weight throwing weapon. They are lighter than knives and have more range than all but the best spears. This makes them a useful, albeit expensive weapon for hunting creatures with distance attacks, like Beholders, that typically place themselves 4 squares away from you.
Experiments show that, on average, 10 out of 100 throwing stars break when used (10% breakage).
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