On one hand, there's something aesthetically pleasing about killing people with an ironbound copy of the Book of the Last Moon. On the other hand, an archetype that loses Bane and Judgment and locks you into a low-damage light weapon sounds like it could be a real drag.
Is there any way to make Living Grimoire viable as a melee combatant? Or should I drop the archetype and use a better weapon?
His knowledge of the divine realms is encyclopedic, an ability he always tries to leverage when convincing the goodfolk he meets that they'd be better off after he kills them. When this persuasion fails, he won't kill the unwilling, although he is perpetually perplexed as to why someone would choose to remain in this life rather than be transported to Shelyn's realm in Nirvana or the halls of Cayden Cailean in Elysium.
Dr. Herby is uniquely suited to delivering souls to happy afterlives, as Groetus has revealed to him the talent of obliviation, in which he can eat the sins of the dead and transform those sins into pure nothingness. Not only does this help deliver the lucky departed to a harmonious hereafter, but it also removes these misdeeds from the Akashic Record so that when the Portal of Incarnation crystallizes all essences into a purer form in the next Great Turning, the next world will be better for having these sins expunged. And it's also quite invigorating!