So I'm thinking of going through the whole trilogy of BG with a cleric (no dual-class), but I am very unsure of how to make him. I want him to go well with the whole Bhaalspaw storyline and be effective enough too, without overpowering. I'm sure a lot of people have done or are currently doing runthroughs with clerics, so I would be grateful for any advice:
1. Race: I made a dwarven cleric not long ago and the combination went well. I'm not sure if there's a better option or if it simply doesn't matter. What race do you recommend?
2. Kit: I've tried out the Priest of Helm and it's quite useful. Specially the +3 sword. What kit do you find more useful or/and more fit por the protagonist?
3. Stats: Appart from the obvious, I think I should give him an acceptable amount of charisma (something like +15) because of shops and because it fits a charismatical spiritual leader. I think from there it depends on personal playing style, if I'm going to be up front (high strength and constitution) or in the back (probably a higher dexterity).
4. Weapon proficiencies: I haven't got a lot of problems with this point. I think I'll stick to maces and hammers, sword and shield style.
So, any advice or experiences?