This comes most into play with the sorcery ability. When the rules say you can spend x on range or damage, is it an exclusive or, or inclusive or?
In other words, if you have sorcery 3, can you spend 2 on damage and 1 on range, or must all 3 be spent on either damage or range?
You seem to be playing D2 Sorcery the way D1 Sorcery was played.
As Steve-O and Triu wrote, the rule of Sorcery has changed. It has been weakened in the sense that Sorcery is not an enhancer any more, but only a converter. Before, in D1, you could enhance your range or your damage by the number of Sorcery you had; now, in D2, you can only convert what is rolled on your dice.
I made the same mistake at first.