I got the best bows you can get from Castle Ironfist, and got air magic up to 4 for both characters shortly after, so I have something to deal damage in close range using sparks. Sparks is also over-powered, as you can just back away and keep casting it. And I've played quite a few S+S+S+D parties, with just using sparks.
But with just two characters that is probably not good enough, and I have to use more powerful spells.
At the moment I'm short on money all of the time, as I can't just blow though a lot of low-mid-level quests.
And I'm starting to see how very much more challenging a 1-party playthrough would be ^^
If I had played with just one character, I'd most likely "cheat" a bit by going to NWC dungeon for the gold.
Though I'm very satisfied with the items I've found.
I'm in Silver Cove at the moment, and could kill a Master Sworsman with just sparks. So I guess I'm ready for the temple of Baa in Castle Ironfist.
Though I will probably take the Shadowguild Hideout first.
I'm using a duper and a banker as followers, and have merchant expert (level 4), so I should be able to escape poverty soon ^^
I'm currently level 7.
More updates to come