I am looking for recommendations for the right 6th party member for my evil group for both SoA and ToB. My PC is a F/M/T (this is probably my favorite PC I have ever played, at least through BG). My group for SoA will be:
PC - F/M/T
While I have heard some bad stuff about Hexxat, I am leaning towards adding her as the 6th party member, but I really don't need the thief levels. Thus, I am thinking about using EE keeper to make her either a F/T or a M/T. Whatever change I make to Hexxat, I will carry over into ToB. I would like advice as to what is better for both SoA and ToB, as well as what makes sense from a roleplaying perspective (if her dialogue, for example, suggests a hatred for the arcane, I wouldn't want to make her a mage). Alternatively, is there are thief kit I could use that would make her useful through ToB and make sense from a roleplay perspective (assassin or shadowdancer maybe)?
If there is a better NPC for purposes of bantering with the rest of my party, I would consider adding him/her over Hexxat.
Finally, does anyone have any advice once I hit ToB regarding the ToB NPC (not sure if I can name under forum rules)? Should I drop someone to add him? If so, who?
I am not sure if this matters, but I am not a huge fan of having to buff like crazy before every battle and having to micro all six party members in combat. This kind of makes me drawn to making Hexaat a F/T as I can just give her some dual wield weapons I have never used before (like daggers, short swords, or longswords). But, I am concerned about only having one high-level mage when ToB comes around (I'm not going to dual the ToB NPC as it would take too long to get him back to full strength).
Thanks in advance for the advice.