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I don't know how anyone can go solo through either Baldur's Gate game. I'd get swarmed in no time.
I believe it's hard to say anything is "best". I know, it's a boring answer, but it depends on context; your playstyle of choice, your level of micro, your knowledge of spells, your meta, etc etc. If I would have to try to boil it down to the essentials, I'd say that the less detailed knowledge you have, the better it is to bring more people. Personally I think around 4 characters is a good balance between EXP distribution and coverage of all skills, spells and other things you need to fairly easy beat the game's challenges. It can also probably be argued that as long as you have one "open" slot to rotate in NPCs to get their personal quests, you will maximize the EXP gains for your chosen 5 (or less) primary characters.If you provide more info about how you prefer to play, we as a community can probably better provide you with replies and advice @ShadowKnight
for new players, i would say 6 is the best, the game is designed for six characters, plus that just gives more room for banters and the such if you are into that sort of thing
next, for your character, the game really favors you being some king of melee warrior: ( fighter/ranger/paladin or a kit of one of those )
so if you go as a melee warrior and good/neutral is the alignment you are choosing then the next 5 best compadres would be as follows:
yoshimo or jan then switch to imoen when you find her
that is probably the "best" good aligned team especially if your chum is a warrior type
but if evil is your thing, with again being a warrior type then the team combo you could go with ( actually the only one you can go with basically ):
now you have to be careful with the evil team because they don't like having high REP and viconia and dorn are going to make your REP drop hard, so it could be the bumpy path indeed, but on the flip side, if you can survive all the turmoil you are going to get into, then it can be quite rewarding based on some items that you will get
now for absolute best of the best again if you were a warrior you could go:
all of these characters are amazing in their fields, and they do what they need to do well, the only problem being is that you are mixing good and evil characters together, so you will have to watch your REP and make sure it doesnt hit 18, or go below 3 or lower, it can be done if you truly wish it, i've done it before so it is possible
ilduderino wrote: »
She also gets excellent high level abilities (unlike Ano who doesn’t keep up)