That extra physical level could've only helped. What did you put your stats into each level? Maybe reallocate some into VIT & MND for defense if that's your biggest problem. I'm not sure how weak the DoL gear is at the start, but there should be a vendor in town with level1 stuff & you can search bazaars & the market ward for better gear. Also as a conjurer, early on it's actually better to kind of play it as a melee job. Use mostly the spirit darts. If you're still having trouble a DoW might do the trick.
Edited, Sep 6th 2010 12:46pm by TwistedOwl