I prefer Pigswick. I think Ravenwood teaches Dueling but Pigswick teaches....combatants... They may be ugly and brutal but they get the job done. And Chester Droors was pretty powerful for a school that teaches weak magic. Plus Madame Vadima the Witchdoctor trainer went to pigswick and she's really powerful. I think the books of Pigswicks History was written by a biased writer. Perhaps a rejected teacher?