I have stopped having thralls follow me entirely because I am the one who kills them in every fight. I run up to kill something and my thrall steps in front of me. Or if it is an archer, it shoots me!! Something needs to change. Maybe have them take and do less damage to you and each other? I get that you want the game to be realistic but in reality if i was fighting along side of a friend he/she would not jump in front of my sword as i bring it down on someone.
yes i think so too +1
Yes, friendly fire should apply to damage to and from your own thralls or the AI needs to be fixed. A well equipped thrall can be pretty deadly to you, more deadly than the actual enemy. Since fixing the AI would be very complex I would vote for friendly fire rule applying to your own thralls as well.