After about two decades and a natural revulsion towards the DnD system, I finally mustered up the courage to play BG1&2. I had tried many times in the past and did not manage to get into it, mostly because I dislike DnD (in other words, I do not understand it well).
Anyway, I am looking to play through both games with the same character. I have added some mods, so I am using the BG2EE engine to run BGEE and am currently in Chapter 4 as a level 6 Kensai. I am finally also starting to get my head around DnD a little.
My question now is: for whatever reason I ended up making a Kensai. I had originally wanted a Thief, but then read that a kensai/thief multi/dual class would be more powerful and fun. I also read at the time that a kensai/thief combo would eventually have access to a higher level ability that would enable me to get around the kensai restrictions on armor. I ended up putting points into 1handed and Katana (oh jeez). I also made an elf - I have since learnt that only humans can dual class. I have since also learnt that I probably would not enjoy a melee thief playstyle too much - cannot be arsed to set up the backstabs. At the same time, I really want to save this character and I am happy to use one of the editors to make whatever changes I need. To be honest, I am happy to keep the Kensai and I am happy with the front-line melee fighter type. I am not too bothered about the thief abilities as Imoen takes care of those. I have been trying to do research, but frankly I am having a hard time understanding all the lingo.
So, in short:
I am: Elf, Kensai level 6, 4 points in Katana and 1 in 1-handed (I believe);
I want to be: strong front line fighter (but not backstabbing) without ideally changing too much.
1. Are there strong multi-class options for the above?
2. Are there strong dual-class options for the above (if I were to change race to human using an editor)?
3. If so - how and when do I multi/dual class?
4. If not - which build would you suggest instead?
5. Is this doable in BG1EE or do I have to wait for the sequel (I understand that the first game has a low-ish level cap)?
Any help would be much appreciated.