Dear SSG, countless times during the fights (almost any), a LM must get closer to the target (or a "target" eager to "hug" a LM). But without having strong armor or "special magic protection", we receive increased damage every time when we use short-range skills. If this cannot be avoided then add a growing during the fight mitigation/parry buff with noticeable damage return ("Step up, if you dare" or something like this). Staff-strike skill (3 secs CD) will easily help with that. Thanks.