Scion will be a professed Ranger in the next book I think. This battle plan is for a little way in the future and would require two things to be obtained. This set up would be for another powerful enemy mage, possibly even on Sing's level. Strategy 1: 1. Another (ideally several) of the arrowheads of negation Richter bought from Hafiz and used against Ronin's mage. Richter needs to learn this enchantment. 2. More Darkstone. The arrows needed will be enchanted by Richter. The first arrow will have multishot and negation dual enchantment on a poisoned dark stone arrowhead. The second arrow will also be dual enchanted with multishot and Richter's paralysis spell on a poisoned dark stone arrowhead. The third arrow is the kill shot and can be anything lethal really. Step one: Scion activates the multi-shot ranger talent and the double shot sub-skill. Theoretically, he sends 25 arrows of negation at the mage in a single shot. Some of these should penetrate the shield and between the pain, dark stone, and psi-poison the shield should also drop. Step two: the second salvo of five arrows of paralysis is already on the way. Step three: In less than a second, the mage will ideally be down, psi-poisoned, and paralyzed. ability to cast any spells should be totally removed. Now he mops up with a well-imbued shot. No more enemy mage. Scion brushes his shoulder off and sniffs. Strategy Two: For less powerful mages, a single arrow with negation enchantment maxed out, psi poison, and stun shot sub-skill would also work really well. Any of the high skill archers should be able to do this. -- the Negation enchantment could be one of the most valuable enchantment's we've seen so far. Conclusion: Imagine if the Litch battle had occurred a couple of months later in the timeline and when Scion and Richter first laid eyes on the Litch, this was their response. Scion with the first strategy and Richter with the second. I think there is a decent chance that the final drawn-out fight would have ended before it even truly began. edited: updated psi-poison and added the second strategy and conclusion.