In lieu of a seemingly inevitable open-close tug of war, I'd like to put this question forward for discussion:
Since its initial closure for being opinion-based, it has not been significantly changed.
In its current state (revision 3), it contains 5 objective criteria for narrowing down the space of possible answers, 1 subjective criteria for narrowing down the space of possible answers, and 4 subjective criteria for judging the quality of an answer.
Is this question about equipping ordinary soldiers with magical equipment (primarily) opinion-based? If so, (how) can it be fixed and reopened?
Ambitious answers may consider the following FAQs: