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I like running IWD with a party of five. A typical setup would be:
Now, obviously there's some flexibility here. I might swap (2) out for a Fighter, and (3,4) might be Ranger/Cleric* or Mage/Thief*, depending on my mood.
I'm finding it hard to make a satisfactory party of four. I'd like to make an old school single class "specialist" party, i.e.
Now, the question is, would the cleric be 'tanky' enough? How effective a healer is it going to be whilst having mobs beating it? Is a single-classed thief an effective damage dealer? Also, the mage is going to be pretty useless at low levels unless armed with a sling. Should I pop a druid in there somewhere for better offensive + healing capability? Swap the fighter out for a paladin? More left-field suggestions?