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It doesn't allow the Conan type unless they always have their signature weapon on hand. Was there never a story where Conan was captured and disarmed, or had to grab a plain standard sword or axe from a fallen enemy? I think the story would have become far less compelling if he suddenly had to hit everyone 4-5 times as much just because he didn't have his super special sword.
The very first Conan story ever written, The Phoenix on the Sword, takes its title from a magic rune a sage had to place on Conan's sword because only a sword enchanted with that magic rune could harm the demon summoned by Conan's enemies.
I don't disagree with your overall point, but you didn't pick the best example when calling out an iconic character who doesn't depend on magic weapons.