Best AC possible for a Fighter with items only
I've heard that the hard AC cap in BG2 is -24, but is it possible to reach that AC without using magic or potions? In other words, what is the best AC a Fighter can achieve on a permanent basis with items, in the base game (EE)? I tried adding it up, but I can't get much higher than -17 (-2AC best armor, -4 18 dex, -5 best shield, -1 weapon, -1 helm, -2 ring of gaxx, -1 ring of earth control, -1 montolio's cloak) Is it possible to improve this? That's not even close to being a good enough defense against late TOB enemies, say for a fighter solo run; even fire giants have a -6 THAC0, for an almost 50% hit rate.