Actually warfare isnt bad for a beatstick mage because it increases necro spell dmg. Warfare also give u Blitz and Phoenix dive wich are great to get in and use ur CQ spells. Started a lonewolf playthrough earlier today with a friend both playing undead beatstick mage and warfare+necro+geo and the living armour talent is just brutal. When we get higher and can get some crit gear and hothead and savage perk aswell as spells like earthquake and posion wave its going to get even more fun. Also as undead ur contamination spell will hit u aswell with a heal ontop of the necro bonus from all enemies hit u will be regening magic armour like mad.