I'm playing on a F2P account, all solo so far and for the foreseeable future.
My palemaster brings along a well developed skeleton summons and a cleric hireling, and yet sometimes he suddenly dies for reasons I cannot seem to predict in advance. For example, this evening while doing Gwylan's Stand my PM died twice on normal difficulty. And yet, I had just cleared Taming the Flames with no problems.
He's level 7 now and using Shroud of the Vampire. I'm wondering in which quests (and for which mobs) light damage is a big issue in F2P content; perhaps that's what happened in Gwylan's Stand.
Also, The Pit, Xorian Cipher, Faithful Departed, and Caverns of Korromar are coming up next for him and I'm wondering how to handle those, for a soloing palemaster. I've never attempted the Pit or Xorian Cipher before and all previous efforts at Faithful Departed an Caverns of Korromar have not gone well (venerated die in FD, defeated by undead beholder in Korrmar). On a related note, is my palemaster essentially immune to energy drain?
Thank you in advance for any insights you can provide.