Tyrion: "Other sorts of wards...Personal wards against blades, iron, wooden shafts -- all of which require you carry none of that sort of thing yourself. You seem uncertain what to protect yourself against, so perhaps magical armor would be the most versatile. I assume you'd like to be inconspicuous, so how about something that makes your clothes into sufficient protection?
"My favorite offensive spell is The Gaping Pit. Very few things respond well to an unexpected fall. And amongst those who aren't phased by such things, I think your transport spells would serve you best.
"In the forest, you might also benefit from a spell which uses the woods around you to entangle your opponents. Either individually or targeting an area."