I've downloaded the EE version and I'm currently making a balanced six person party (after reading lots of advise from this forum). My questions that I'd like feedback on from experienced players are:
I'm planning on having a pally (two hander) and a dwarf fighter (duel weilding). I know using sheilds for my two warriors will certianly lower their AC values, but does that compensate for the reduced damage?. So another example could be, should I be duel weilding my pally with long swords rarther than a two hander for example? - or would the damage they recieve be to great?
The other question is around the effectiveness of archers, and to be specific for my last team slot, I was thinking about an elven archer kit, ideally to focus on casters to break up their spell casting. But is that a good use of a party slot?, I was also thinking about that slot being a bard (but I'm unsure I like a caster standing around simply singing all the time to be honest).
As a general point by party so far is:
Human pally (two hander) - maybe duel weild long swords?
Dwarf fighter beszerker (duel weild axes/hammers)
Halfling fighter/thief - shortbow and dagger
Human cleric flail/mace and sheild
The last slot is the debate over a dedicated archer or possibly bard.