Well, there's no any need in pawns, at all. And yes, there's quite tricky possibilities, to obtain some top-tier gear, almost right from the start.
First, you'd better to sell out all of your DLC items - some of them already stored in your warehouse - and they cost VERY WELL
Buy those little *boom*-bags, don't be greedy! They are totally boss killers, so make your use of them
Second, you can obtain some of top-tier gear early ingame, thus making game like a cake walking, even on Hard. To do so, you'd head on BBI first. Google 'BBI bows location', or something like that, start your run, and you'd be fine
Edit: Nah - just create Strider, give him that BBI shortbow, equip blast arrows, use five shot - and you'll break the game, I guarantee it. Pure, raw and simple OP. Dragons? Pff, forget
Post edited January 04, 2019 by drmfreeguy