Level remains limited to 10. If you want to be able to prepare the most powerful spells (sixth level), you must play a dedicated magic-user. "No man can serve two masters" (Matthew 6:24). Fighting magic-users may still cast sixth level spells from scrolls.
Fighting magic-users lack the following elf abilities:
- Increased chance to discover secret doors
- Immunity to ghoul paralysis
The fighting magic-user is, however, able to wear any mundane metal armor, unlike faerie creatures (such as elves), which are pained by iron and steel.
Unlike the standard magic-user, the fighting magic-user has no chance of spell failure when wearing armor.