I prefer the scope over a dot and magnifier. Less total weight. Less things to go wrong. You’re likely to get more magnification from the scope and can adjust how much zoom you need for the shot in hand.
I went round and round with red dots and magnifiers and just was not happy with them so I went back to the 3x scope that I had in the beginning - simpler, lighter and always ready to go. I can see the benefits of a 1-4 tho