Dump the life Mage get a lvl1 for a scroll caty.
I am down with the wild rider noble with the killing blow spear and potion of strengh to deal with "scarvet" types and the wild rider can hang with dryads for a while if it needs protection.
Adjust last list as you will.
Did you tally up how many kills your HODA got on average? I am down for dumping that too like I said earlier.