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If a level ten character has trouble hitting 18 AC... they had to have made horrible choices in character building. Horrible, horrible, horrible choices.
You're absolutely right, my Lvl 10 Wizard had a better then even chance of hitting an AC 18.
How are they having a problem?
First 'boss' I ever fought in Pathfinder had 21 AC, flight, fast healing, DR/Cold Iron. It was freaking bull, but darn it if I didn't make sure every single character I made after that had a cold iron and a silver weapon right out of the gate, with ranged options as well.
If cash is an issue, I've found that his can wait until Lvl 3. but not much longer
So, look, obviously, talking to the players is the best step, but it bugs me whenever I see threads like this and most of the advice is "teach them how to play right (i.e. how you want to play)." Have so many of you failed to considered that they might be playing the way they enjoy best? Who are you to teach them the "proper" way?
But there is nothing wrong with pushing them (through your NPC tactics) to "up their game."