So! I am on the verge of going for another playthrough and completing most of BG1 before SoD gets released, then I will continue into BG2 and ToB.
But I am having trouble deciding which char to use, fearing my choice will be a boring one.
(I am not going to solo, i enjoy having 2-3 companions along for the banter and wider tactical choice)
Human Kensai (9 or 12) -> Thief.
Would be going for Carsomyr and Purifier - Or dual longswords.
Human Berserker (7,9 or 13) -> Cleric.
Would be going for Crom and FaO + shield. (I like shields, i know they're a poor choice)
(Half?) Elf F/M or F/M/T.
The FMT would allow Carsomyr and some equipment, but with Imoen along I don't need a thief.
I suppose backstabs would be nice, but not too important.
I have played a FMT builds in the past and while they have a wide range of approaches, I often find them a little lacking in terms of buffed melee specialists due to ridiculous amounts of incomming dispells/spell thrust etc.
Human Cava, Carsomyr.
I like the paladins, but their woefully crap spellcasting means they're really just crap substitute Berserker/Wizard Slayer -> Thief.. right?
Half-Elf Fighter/Druid or Human Berserker->Druid, Scimitars.
Blade I have done in the past, but it's far too reliant on buffs and becomes a chore to manage.
If Druids and Clerics could use regular swords, no doubt i'd use a F/C or F/D.
I just really don't like blunt weapons..
Not too much of a fan of treehugging hippies either though.. I just wish werewolf form didn't suck so much
Of all of these, which do you reckon would be the craziest melee powerhouse?
Buffing is fine, but needing buffs all the time just to measure up to others is a big no.
Nor is it fine to rely so heavily on buffs that if struck by a series of dispells i go all Magikarp and use "splash".
Also it doesn't have to be the ultimate munchkin char.. just damn powerfull on it's own, and FUN.
I am afraid my lack of imagination is stopping me from seeing how to use these types of chars, finding balance between buffing chores and just auto attack script.