Enemies ganging up on you? Maybe blast them off with full water AOE. How about an lightning/ice shield around you to damage and stop them. Perhaps some arcane mines to disperse them quickly? Some earth barricades and cold to hamper their movement can't hurt either.
I could go on and on of the possibilities. THAT my good man is why people play this game, the endless possibilities of the spells all available to you.
It just sounds like you need a bit more practice.
Death does seem like a bad mofo at first but once you discover his weakness, it's not that bad. Experimentation and discovery are the name of the game. Don't get stuck to the single steambeam or whatever. Use all the elements at your disposal.
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