@Stoop, thanks for the crits, will be working on the face once i get the armor all blocked in. I'm not sure if we're allowed to mix up the classes? She's a mage.. but i think she should look better with daggers than a staff. I'm going to be making my weapons not using the mixamo ones anyway, so if i must use a staff atleast i can make it fit her outfit.
@Riot thanks man, best of luck with your entry too!
@Jramauri, Thanks for the ideas, but seeming as my last character was a stylised one and my portfolio is lacking in (good) realistic characters, i think i'l be keeping her more on the realistic side. Really like that first link though, might be a good thought for future projects.
Small update, put in some more base meshes, straps and buckles.