Probably (hopefully) going to do a little D&d tonight. We're fairly low level characters (lvl 4ish), but I'd love to role play a Blackguard. The only problem is that I hate the 3.5e prestige treatment of it, making it generally a terrible idea, but I love the way it's kitted on Baldur's Gate.
I found this treatment of it, which is pretty popular, online and think it's fairly well done:http://www.dnd-wiki.org/wiki/Blackguard,_Project_Heretica_(3.5e_Class)
I prefer, however, something a little closer to BG though, proposing to the DM the following changes:
(1) Poison Weapon instead of Smite Good
(2) Absorb Health instead of Diehard or Profane Might
(3) Aura of Despair instead of Fiendish Aura (balances it out a little better with the other players IMO)
Any thoughts? Feedback? Recommendations? Suggestions?
I think I'm going to align him with either Bane or Cyric.