This game has the best magic system in any game so far IMO. You can make powerful spells with money and leveling. Don't know what you mean about "have a console"..I don't think mages can wear armor but plenty of buffing spells to make you tougher.
As a new necromancer, i'd suggest focusing on building up your character so you can start summoning more than one creature at a time and let them whittle away at enemies. --- "Competition and Cheating can't co-exist"