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Your Signature Character Class

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  • DrakeICNDrakeICN Member Posts: 589
    I would be a total Mary Sue, or uh, Martin Sue, because I am very specific. Or actually Mary, because I most of the time in RPGs create not me, but my ideal girlfriend. Because I am a weirdo.

    That said, the TL:DR real me in BG would be a berserk / warlock*, with a slight tinge of monk. Now, warlocks dont exist in AD&D and anyway it us an illegal combination, but eh who cares.

    *No, not the annoying whiny emo kind of warlock like Shinji (but with spells) from NGE but a cool one, like Leezar from Your Highness.

  • kanisathakanisatha Member Posts: 291
    I strongly favor melee classes not only for my PC but even for my choice of companions, because I find the spellcasting systems and playing spellcasting characters in the older D&D editions to be very tedious and exasperating. I also really like having a lot of flexibility with my main character. So my two go-to characters are dual-wielding fighter-thief multi or sword & board paladin.

  • Abi_DalzimAbi_Dalzim Member Posts: 1,380
    I've played most things at one point or another, but I think the closest thing to a signature class for me would be Thief, actually. I like being able to perform at maximum capacity all day, unlike spellcasters, and being able to deal out big bursts of damage with backstab, before retreating and hiding in shadows again. As far as I'm concerned, the best defense is a good offence, and the second best defense is not allowing the enemy to attack you in return, which is why I favor thieves and archer rangers.

  • semiticgodsemiticgod Member, Moderator Posts: 10,439
    Any fighter, actually, except for a Cavalier or a Wizard Slayer. Down an Oil of Speed and kite him with Arrows of Dispelling and Arrows of Detonation.

  • ArctodusArctodus Member Posts: 996
    Well, a buffed up Cavalier with a full Durlag's Goblet can outlast Sarevok. And a Wizard Slayer can kite if he actually lands an arrow of dispelling before Sarevok manage to get in melee range.

  • Wise_GrimwaldWise_Grimwald Member Posts: 1,840
    CamDawg said:

    I tend to gravitate towards fighter-thief multiclass. There are few things in life as satisfying as backstab-chunking mages.

    And killing Sarevok with a thief class is SO satisfying.

  • WesboiWesboi Member Posts: 403
    Most games I'm the typical fighter who runs in without thinking smashing stuff up and worry about the consequences later. Why cast spells when u can charge in and deliver a mace to the face.

    Always have fond memories of my gnome warrior pvp on WoW before that game went down hill during WotLK.

  • DevardKrownDevardKrown Member Posts: 418
    edited October 2017
    For me its always something Efficient...must be the German in me.

    why play a Mage if i can be a Swashbuckler6/Mage and remove the need for thief's in my Party.
    why a Pure fighter if a Fighter/Thief or Fighter/Mage gets the job done better.
    why a pure cleric if just 2lvl of fighter beef up the class so much.

    but if i toss gear pre-planing and meta knowledge out the window and just pick what i think is the coolest it would be a Shapeshifter.....its a bloody werewolf damn it ! i just wish NPC would actually react to it.

  • NoobaccaNoobacca Member Posts: 138
    A ranger. I still remember making my very first character at my friends house (who bought the old 5 disc set of BG many moons ago that took AGES to install on our old Pentiums), seeing Kivan's portrait and thinking that he looked awesome. I grew up surrounded by bush land as well so the idea of a protective woodsman just stuck with me.

    And I loved Rangers even more when BG2 came out and I could choose a ranger that could backstab :p

  • recklessheartrecklessheart Member Posts: 688
    I try to mix it up, but in the long-term I'm guessing that Arcane classes take priority. I have done plenty of Sorcerers, specialist Mages, generalist Mages dualed to and from the Thief class, as well as a multi-class Thief/Mage, and a Fighter dualed to a Mage once as well.

    I have played several melee characters as well, although not of every class. Still, given the number of playthroughs I have done, the most noticeable omission is probably Cleric. I know I once completed the game with a Cleric/Ranger, but that was well over 10 years ago and I don't remember playing one since..!

  • DevardKrownDevardKrown Member Posts: 418

    I try to mix it up, but in the long-term I'm guessing that Arcane classes take priority. I have done plenty of Sorcerers, specialist Mages, generalist Mages dualed to and from the Thief class, as well as a multi-class Thief/Mage, and a Fighter dualed to a Mage once as well.

    I have played several melee characters as well, although not of every class. Still, given the number of playthroughs I have done, the most noticeable omission is probably Cleric. I know I once completed the game with a Cleric/Ranger, but that was well over 10 years ago and I don't remember playing one since..!

    i would probably play clerics up and down all day if you could actually choose your favorite deity and wield bladed weapons like in later editions.

  • FandraxxFandraxx Member Posts: 150
    When I was younger, I was a big fan of Druids. Not really sure why, maybe it had something to do with me playing Icewind Dale constantly when I was younger, where they were a bit better. Nowadays I tend to a thief of some sort, usually an assassin. Even with the poison weapon changes, there's something so satisfying about landing a backstab, getting yourself out of there and watching the poor bastard die in the text box.

    (That is horribly morbid reading it back to myself LOL)

  • tbone1tbone1 Member Posts: 1,926
    Fandraxx said:

    When I was younger, I was a big fan of Druids. Not really sure why, maybe it had something to do with me playing Icewind Dale constantly when I was younger, where they were a bit better. Nowadays I tend to a thief of some sort, usually an assassin. Even with the poison weapon changes, there's something so satisfying about landing a backstab, getting yourself out of there and watching the poor bastard die in the text box.

    (That is horribly morbid reading it back to myself LOL)

    Uh, you don’t work the government, do you?

  • BlastbackBlastback Member Posts: 44
    My primary character has always been a fighter, more specifilcy a Beserker. Stems from me getting BG2 the same time I first started playing tabletop. I was assigned the role of the party's Fighter, and just took that as my defalt class.

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