So, I'm not so concerned with BG1 as I am with BG2. The core party (minus NPCs for quests is going to be;
Minsc: on Flails and Axes, will probably spend a good deal of time doing the FoA/DoE combo.
Jah: I see her as a 2H weapon fighter (Staves and Spears) with a sling when ranged is needed.
PC: Cleric/Thief, also doing staves and slings, will probably build towards hammers/maces from here
Yoshi: On katanas and bows, building towards a sudden but inevitable betrayal.
I'm seeing the staff competition as a problem. I've never had that problem before, but then again, I've never played a Cleric/Thief. Jah should have the "best staff" as she is primarily a meleer, and mostly using staves (just using spears for a stint with Impaler). Then again, my C/T should have the "best staff" for backstabbing.
The only solution I've come up with is to "pass" weapons to each other. So, I'll have something like the staff of the ram for a backstab, once that happens, I "throw" it over to Jah who is charging in, then switch over the a one-hander and shield. My other thought is to just build her in a different direction, but that staff is the best weapon for druids and I really see her with a staff or spear (largely due to her BG1 portrait). Any other ideas?