I am brand-new to D&D, and I'm trying to roll a Druid character. I'm looking at weapon proficiencies, and I see that Druids are proficient in both sickles and scimitars.
When I checked in the weapons chart, it seems that scimitars are just significantly better, 1d6 versus 1d4, and only weighing one more pound. Also, scimitars have the finesse property.
Is the one extra pound for a scimitar that significant? Or would one only choose sickles for role-playing purposes? Is there some case where I might need to harvest something, and the sickle would be beneficial to have?