author=drakecobby playing through your new demo and I got to say vanielle is too weak, he dies too fast :/
Yeah, he's a pretty weak character health wise. But his healing and dps is amazing later on. Stay healed, and feel free to fight on normal difficulty (not heroic.) I didn't design the game for any grinding.
Also, that's the point of the game where I try and teach the player to use items. You should have quite a lot of healing items that restore 500 health or more, and Vaniel learns an ability to make his own later on.