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Multiplayer Play Through of Baldur's gate 1 -> 2

At the moment we are doing a multiplayer run of icewind dale, when we are done we want to do a Let's Play of baldurs gate 1 -> dragonspear -> 2 on insane. Since its multiplayer and on insane I want to avoid dual classing. Here's my party idea (keep in mind this will be used for legacy of bhaal when we are done with the insane playthrough as well)

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Our first Icewind dale lets play -

1. Dwarven Defender - Having never played one until recently this has become a staple of every party I make now, he will go battle axes/warhammers and use a shield as well (I do not see the point in going sword + board specialization it just doesn't give enough benefit)

2. Human Cavalier - This is pretty much a lock as well, the immunity bonuses and ability to off tank are just too good to pass up. He will go long swords/2 handed swords probably will do bg1 with a shield, and later on in bg2 will go 2 handed

3. Half-Orc Cleric or Half-Elf Ranger/Cleric - This is a early vs. late game debate for me, I feel like the ranger/cleric will be better in bg2 but because of the level cap the cleric would be much better for bg1/dragonspear. I also debated on a Stalker, but you really need a cleric in bg2.

4. Elf Assassin or Half-Orc Swashbuckler or Gnome Illusionist/Thief - Again somewhat of a early vs. late game debate, the assassin would be better in bg1, the swashbuckler in bg2. I am not a big fan of thieves, and if it wasn't for traps I wouldn't have one in the group although I suppose the lay trap ability is great late game.

5. Half-Elf Avenger - This has become one of my favorite classes, it shines much more in icewind dale but still very good in baldurs gate. This will be our buffer/healer and late game damage dealer.

6. Gnome Illusionist or Human Conjurer - This depends on slot 4, if gnome illusionist/thief then will go conjurer.

So really the biggest debate is on what to do with the thief position, has anyone ever done a full playthrough on insane/legacy of bhaal using find traps/knock to unlock chests and to avoid traps?

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