Solo items should be Mantle of the Novice x2, Minor Totem x2, Runes of the Blight x1 (x3) and Health Potion x 1.
Pretender's Crowns are really terrible starting items.
Nowhere is it mentioned that Power Drain kills illusions or that it is useful for whiffing Nullstones (due to it being a useless skill).
I'd sing you a song, but
I'm just a little hoarse.
I know it is a guide made mainly for noobs, but so much is missing and the item section is just plain out bad.