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Skald or blade and other questions

Is there any advantages of skald over blade?
Should I max dex or str on my kitted bard?

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  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 2,824
    Opinions vary of course, but I think the Skald has the best Bard song before you unlock the epic bard song HLA. The Blade is the best choice if you want to mix it up in melee. Max dex on any character you build, its important for everyone. If your bard is going into melee, you will want to max their str too.
    AerakarZaghoul
  • jsavingjsaving Member Posts: 131
    For personal melee DPS, blades are the best bard kit, though I'd say they are outclassed both melee-wise and spell-wise by dualed fighter/mages. Since blades have low hit points yet can't benefit from a 17+ CON, you want to set their CON to 16 and max DEX to give them a better AC. Maxing strength doesn't hurt either but is less important for blades because they're limited to 18 strength, as opposed to a fighter who could have 18/00 or a half-orc who could start with 19.
  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,537
    jsaving said:

    Maxing strength doesn't hurt either but is less important for blades because they're limited to 18 strength, as opposed to a fighter who could have 18/00 or a half-orc who could start with 19.

    Though, if you create a Blade with 18 STR and give hime the tome of STR, he gets massive dmg and Thac0 boosts as it'll increase it's STR to 19 straight away.

    ShikaoZaghoulThacoBell
  • SkatanSkatan Member Posts: 2,328
    Agree with the above, I don't consider Skald and Blade to be in any way interchangable. They are almost like two different classes when you think about how to play them.

    Personally I cannot play a Skald in BG since they are to inactive for my liking. I only ever use them in IWD. had their existed a Skald NPC, I would have used it.
    Aerakar
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