I'm getting ready to go into Spellhold to rescue Imoen but I can't really decide if I want to keep Mazzy or replace her with Imoen. Not sure if the EE changed Imoen's xp amount when she is rescued, but my party has explored and done a lot of sidequests and just finished beating Firkraag into little red pieces with almost no challenge to the fight at all (I lost one of 3 skeleton warriors and didn't even need to heal a party member afterwards :P )
My current party is:
PC - Berserker (9) / Mage
Typically just been using Mazzy as a backrow archer so far, which she has been excelling at. With my PC and Jan Jansen, I don't especially need another mage in the group, though PC tends to be up in the front lines tanking and hitting things with her scimitars more often than casting spells so there would definitely be room for another and Imoen could do well enough as an archer. Though I could eventually set Mazzy up to dual wield short swords and be able to go to town on the front lines soon too.
Tough choice. I like both Mazzy and Imoen. Thinking another mage might be the most powerful option in the long run, though, which would allow my PC to focus almost solely on her defensive magics and Jan to focus on support and party buffs.
Also, replacing Jan Jansen is not an option, so don't bother suggesting it, you turnip hating scum.