I've been skilling my necro/mage the past two days, and I'm having trouble finding a workable solo strategy for PvM with the template. Many of the necro spells seem to be oriented towards closing with the enemy (i.e. Curse Weapon, Blood Oath, Wither, etc.). For most things, I'm able to close and hold my own in Wraith form, so long as the battle is one-on-one, but in UO most things gang up, at which point I quickly become overwhelmed.
The only strategy I've found to be effective is that which I've employed to great success with my gargoyle mystic, that being to summon (right now a "Blade Summons") and cast invis. This leaves me wondering why I've trained necro though.
Is there any way to make greater use of my necro spells? Particularly, I'm interested in strategies that allow me to implement the "Animate Dead" spell. And what about "Blood Oath"? This spell seems particularly difficult to use effectively since the caster is actually taking more damage.