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Ajantis or Dorn

So I didn't realize there was an issue but found out the hard way I'll need to choose between these two. Is one worth it more than the other? I have a really high charisma and was doing a bit of a multi-alignment party so I was going to attempt to take them both like I've done in BG2.

But since I can't and either one or the other immediately seems to push the issue. Which one might be better to take? Not simply from a max damage stand point but tanking and otherwise usefulness of their kits both technically as paladin's and such as well.


  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 2,630
    Ajantis is the better tank. Dorn just doesn't have the hp for it.
  • Papa_LouPapa_Lou Member Posts: 238
    As @ThacoBell said, Ajantis is definitely your best bet for a tank. The blackguard class has some cool abilities though, so I think Dorn might be a better bet for doing damage. I guess it all depends on what you think your party needs the most.

    I also tend to enjoy Dorn more as a character, compared to Ajantis, if that means anything to you.
  • MirandelMirandel Member Posts: 228
    Second to @Papa_Lou - if mod with "NPC do not fight" is not an option and you do not want to change Dorn's alignment with the helmet, it's all about your party needs - Tank (Ajantis) or DD (Dorn). But unless Adjantis is romanced, I would keep Dorn for pure coolness and great VA :)
  • batoorbatoor Member Posts: 473
    edited July 8
    It's also hard for any of the vanilla npcs to compete with EE npcs in terms of quest rewards and so on.

    Don't forget two-handed swords can attack with extra reach from behind another npc as well, so you don't have to tank with Dorn at all really.

    They're BG1s polar opposites as well... One is a full-blown servant of darkness and the other is a servant of light.

    Dorn has a somewhat interesting quest, but his behavior of ''rawr im so dangerous and badass'' can get a little grating. He's also a little bit pretentious in his ''insight'' about other characters in your party imo.

    While Ajantis is so devout and self-rigtheous in his quest to slay evil, he comes off as almost insufferable. Made worse by the fact that's all you really know about him, he isn't fleshed out at all and just seems like the typical narrow minded paladin. He is no Keldorn that's for sure...
  • fatelessfateless Member Posts: 291
    edited July 9
    he actually is Keldorn. Just with the overzealousness of youth rather than the callousness of age. They are both pretty narrow minded. But that's not an issue for here.

    And helmet aligning a change wouldn't help. it's a scripted thing that the two kill each other it seems. Even before you'd have a chance to slap a helmet on either of them.

    anyway. thank you on the thoughts. It's something I hadn't been able to decide between.
  • thespacethespace Member Posts: 981
    edited July 10
    You could let them duke it out and take the winner. If you don't like who wins, reload and take the other ;)
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  • DreadKhanDreadKhan Member Posts: 3,159
    Actually, he's a servant of Helm, he just happens to be a Paladin... Helm is a relatively challenging patron actually, since his adherence to 'the law' can interfere with being a goodly paladin.

    Ajantis is a great tank with item support, but many other characters are solidly better at it, both good and evil.
  • fatelessfateless Member Posts: 291
    Dorn would win right now. Ajantis broke his sword and I was on the way to the mines to pick up a much better one. So duking it out isn't even close to even odds.
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