Yeah, yeah.

Remember, the kid did threaten to (try to) kill him first.

At first level Widrob had no attack spells at all.  He survived solely on his ability to convince his foes to be slain by his friends.  He’s not the hammer, nor the anvil.  Widrob is more like the carbon flux which makes it worthwhile to place hot iron between the two to get pounded flat.

You might notice the new spelling of Lisa’s name.  This is the technical spelling, the other is the phonetically correct spelling.  Both are right.