Hi, I'm playing IWDee for the 1st time and I'm just wanting a bit of advice on which character classes are the most fun to play.
I've no interest in powergaming or multiple play throughs. I don't feel a need to have set character roles (i.e. No desire to get the best Tank/Damage Dealer) I may have a go at HOW, but if it's just the same game (albeit harder) then I doubt I'll do more than take a look at it. Essentially I just want to role play and have characters that are different from one another.
NB - While multiclassing sounds like a fun way to try out different classes at the same time, dual classing sounds horrendous, I don't want to spend half the game watching my XP/Level whilst waiting for that sweet spot of when to goto the 2nd class (I know I'd be kicking myself if I went too early/late).
Things I'm looking at so far:
Bard - Skald seems stronger, but does the loss of songs still make for an enjoyable character?
Paladin - This is a definite for extra dialogue options
FTM - I understand that thief on it's own is a waste, and a triple class character sounds unique to play
Ranger/Cleric I like the idea of this giving me 2 more classes in addition to the FTM above, but why would you want to lose the possibility to fire piercing projectiles on a ranger?
Ranger (Elf Archer) - This is my alternative Ranger, but how much of a bind is it to have to resurrect Elves
A Druid multi class - Just to get a full complement of spells, and shapshifting sounds fun. But, do you get shapeshifting on rangers later on?
Wild Mage - I can imagine this making a mess of some situations, but it sounds like a crazy time to have.
That gives me 6, but are there any others which would be more fun/interesting on a first play through? Sorcerer sounds like a tricky limited Mage where you really need to know what spells you're picking (I don't). Is Barbarian fun, or a is it a one trick pony? Monk seems a bit boring.
Any thoughts/help is appreciated :-)