So basicaly this is the sketch of a *solo* build I've been using recently to test, based on Raven Darkholm / Victor Creeds recent playthrough findings and the older Electric Dyslexic build.  Where the ED build relies / relied a lot on scrolls and self damage to build the Deltro's Helm lash (which you still could do, I guess), my approach is more about nuking with available spells.  The key is that your available spells can be refilled from (a) Blood Mage ability which has no downside when you're