As I said in the welcome area, I'm new here, but I'm not new at all in the BG world.
This is the first time I'm gonna play the enhanced saga though and I think I need some help to shake off some rust
My first love was the bard class and I plan to stick with that for my next run.
I'm undecided between the Skald and the Blade kit. Is it true that the Skald is more of a stand back guy, more good with long rage weapon? If yes, I think I'm gonna go with the Blade, a kit that I never played and that is really intriguing to me.
Keep in mind that I plan to start with BG:EE and go straight to BG2:EE.
So, in a summary, some questions:
- Skald or Blade?
- Race and aligment? I am thinking about half-elf and neutral good (I'm good inside, what should I say)
- How should I distribute my stats?
- What about weapon specialization? What is the best weapon for a bard? Should I choose dual wielding if I go the blade route?
- slightly unrelated... This is gonna be my first BG:EE run: should I enjoy the vanilla experience or should I add some MODs? Maybe the cosmetic ones?
Keep in mind that I really value the RPG experience, so I am not seeking to build the best more powerful unbeatable bard in history
but more of a true Sword Coast enjoyable character to have fun with
For example, IMHO a blade should not use a weapon like a mace, or a good guy should not target Drizzt scimitars
Sorry for my bad English and thank you so so much in advance to whoever would be so kind to give me some advice!