Drogos wrote:I will echo what everyone else has mentioned, Adamantine is the better option for a main weapon (IE one you intend to enchant).
Is it really worth it though?
Is it worth holding off on upgrading your main weapon at all until you've got 3000gp to spare? And another 2K to start enchanting it.
Golems show up pretty commonly in higher levels and the vast majority are only adamantine to bypass. But the question at hand was very specific about whether to get Cold Iron or Adamantine as a main weapon. In that case, the best option is Adamantine. I also think Adamantine is pretty much the first purchase for the character who's job it is to hit things with the pointy end. Magic only DR doesn't typically show up until you're out of 1-5 range and after that point you are typically well on your way to affording both things. Getting to a +4 weapon is MUCH more expensive than that 3k initial investment. I did the wait on my -1 and it sucked, but in the long run I was incredibly happy with the decision.