Here he is! The Player Trading Card of the Day, Ronan Ravenshard himself:
Ronan is a "ravid" (new invented word from Friendly for you . . . it's rabid and avid all rolled up into one burrito) reader of this blog. Seriously, he probably knows more about this blog than I do, and he's a "ravid" supporter. He's such a huge supporter of this blog I had to invent a new word for him.
His advice is well taken. It really doesn't matter what level you are: even Malistaire can be thwarted with a low level shield used at the correct time. Just do the best you can with what you got.