2 most important starter skill are 1. summon golem: for first level, these guys can really kill for you without you having to lay a finger on any monster, they can also act as a shield to escape. At level 3 summon, you can get wall spell, which blocks and prevents monster from chasing you. Very helpful against large armies when you're running out of health. 2. Astrology: this skill gives you the radiant aura that gives you a shield that prevent any damage unto you for 5 hits, best survivor skill. you can keep casting it as much as you have mana. Not only does it prevent monster from doing damage to you, but it also returns damage and stuns the monster.