Try to cover every inch in search of pots/barrels to break, treasure chests to kick open and piles of gold to grab.
When enemy attack, around engage them one at a time.
It is in your best interest to amass a pile of junk left by the skeletons cuse you can sell those for gold. You always can puchase gold if needed.
Each weapon has a certain speed/damage ratio: Axes have normal attack speeds and do above average damage, Hammers and Mallets have slower attack speeds but do extreme damage, while Blades have fast attack speeds but do below average damage.
Keep health or armour potions to hand for boss battles and keep in mind that armor regenerates quicker than health.
Try to unlock all four skill slots and put them to best use to defeat large groups of enemies.