Wizards, mages, sorcerers, mystics — call them what you will, when the weapons are brandished and blows start getting traded in orderly fashion, they're only going to slow you down, as evidenced by this documentary footage captured by the folks at Cinevore Studios.
I realise 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]