Last night I was trying my hand at the masters in blackthorns, and I ran into the assassin. I was amazed to see that my HP dropped like a stone, given that I was hitting him pretty hard. Then I noticed the spam of his corrupted aura, blah blah. I normally run a vampire/paladin setup, so VF + 100HML and 50 HSL on my sword. This seems not a good idea. I am: 120 swords 110 tact (120) 105 anat (120) 90 chiv (120) 100 parry 95 resist. 100 necro. What's my best bet to swap out with necro to fight this guy, healing? I am pretty sure I have 100 healing stoned off on another character from before I went VF. Then I need to make a sword without HML too, right? Do I go without HSL too? If so, I feel like I'll be perpetually at 0 mana and 0 stamina.