I'm not really a min maxer though
I found this recruit and having a giggle playing Mage + Mage combo, probably the worst in the game?
If I attack from a distance he blinds everyone, and he casts Weaken quite often! It's quite fun to watch. Sometimes monsters just walk back and forth.
Also I don't know if the recruits have hidden bonuses but sometimes he's just tanking monsters and he's doing surprisingly well. I think it's the Weaken + interrupts from Blinding Flash and Earthquake.
He's not doing tons of damage though, wish I could find just the same recruit for my Warrior