I FINALLY beat the Shadows and Phantoms at Caed Nua on my first real solo run (making a go of it as a druid). I feel like I only beat them when lady luck finally rolled my way after a gazillion restarts. It's early in the game so I have found no decent armor or accessories that protect against things like Stun or Paralyze. Not sure how I overcame the Xaurip Skirmishers' paralyze quickly enough, but the Phantoms' Stun were kicking my butt.
Is there a list somewhere of which attribute helps against what affliction? I couldn't even quaff a Recovery potion or cast a Protection scroll fast enough. It was quite annoying.
Or maybe there is a better strategy I haven't stumbled upon yet.