Ronsoak: My biggest take away in regards to combat is that it requires thinking and strategy unlike some games where you just need to hack about. When I wanted to kill some drowners that where above my level I died when I took them all on. So I tried to peel one off and then set the trap. Used the blast to keep them at a distance etc
You're doing well to be involved at that level already, I am still trying to get a handle on block and parry, and switching between my signs and remembering which is which!