I am long time BG fan and decided to buy Icewind Dale EE edition. Back in a day... hmmm, way back in a day I beleive I finished it once or twice. Not the EE one, of course, the normal one. But can't remember much stuff from it, really. Nothing actually. I used to play BG2 and went trough the game over 20 times tho.
Anyways, I decided to go for Insane difficulty for starters and to have a party of 4. Once I am done, I will try HoF. I know that multiclass is the way to go, but I just don't like them and never did. So I decided to go for kits (I like kits) and dual classing. So, help me out
I decided to go for (and got them to lvls 4-5)
1. Human-Undead Hunter - Longswords, Sword and shield, picked Flails as next weapons to fill the spec
2. Human-Kensai/Mage (will dual at lvl 9) - axes, dual wield. I hope that weapon choice is not idiotic, but I read that many drops are random and realised there is an axe or two guaranteed.
3. Human Swashbuckler/Cleric (dual at lvl 10) - Yeah, yeah, I know. I know I need cleric and I know I need theif. And I don't want gnome (despite getting best helmet in the game) as cleric/ilussionist and then Fighter/Theif as another character. I just don't want them, hehe. Anyways, picked clubs and 2 weapon stlye. But so far at early levels he has bow equipped, to make him somewhat useful. He will be super useful as support later, but what worries me - is he going be useful in combat as well?
4. Half elf-Skald - katanas, daggers, longbow, dual wield. So far doing nothing except playing that pretty powerful song of his.
Right now I am missing the spells, healing and ranged. Now when I write it, looks like I am missing everything. Relying on potions for healing and temples to cure wound once I am done with the quests. So far, so good. I am just cutting trough everything (I guess more exp means fast leveling) and don't have (m)any problems. I guess real challenge would start when dualing my characters.
So, my question(s) would be, as I am not too far in the game and can still restart without too much regret - where is a room for improvement? Is there a better way to pick weapon specs, since many of you know the game and the loot?
And any advice in general is welcome.