Any thoughts on running pure class Mages?
The evil Imp seems pretty furious with its polymorph ability. Mustard Jellies do a number on Flesh Golems, and Korax has gotta be good for at least 3 levels and a grand to buy spells out the gate before things get too dicey. For the alignment axis law seems to offer the better combat oriented familiars, but Lawful Evil is just a beast. Like having another damage dealer running interference in the pocket.
Figure I'd have to potion up pretty major with all the cash from pawned items we can't use. But what about the boss fights and such? Think its doable without access to the protection spells? Transmutor still has the summons from Conjuring the clutch utility spells from Illusion and disruption spells from Necromancy. Abjuration kind of gets short shrift early on anyway seems like.
Different subject but semi related... It would have been cool for Enhanced if the Schools of Magic were presented as a matrix instead of as a list during character creation. Just as a touch up touch. Same deal for alignment, would have been cool if it was shown along the Axis instead of as a list. Like with the schools in opposition, or for alignment same deal. Would be better for the UI there I think.
Anyhow, just some thoughts while rolling up a new char. Assassin from last playthrough got incinerated by lightning hehe.
Any tips for gunning solo as a Mage in BG1 Enhanced? Was thinking Hard would probably be more enjoyable than Insane for that sort of run.
ps. another digression, but since I was just searching around for wizard themed portrait art... I gotta say, Cryptids stuff is all over the place. That strategy of paying multiple professional artists on commission to produce quality work obviously still works. Some of those card illustrations can be kind of busy and action oriented for BG mugs, but there is certainly a lot of good stuff in the mix. Makes me wish someone would have just give Dave Rapoza a few grand to redo all the Baldur's Gate characters in a consistent portrait style. His Ninja Turles and He-Man reduxes were glorious! Something like that for all the companions in BG would be badass. Even if the first run images are still iconic, I think someone with chops like could do it justice.