Hi all! I am new to BG saga and just happened to get my hands on BG 2 EE. So far I am loving it. I have been reading through numerous forums on best powergaming party and been eager to create my own. I decided to roll 4 custom characters just to leave a room for Jaheira (romance + quests) and one more companion (which I would rotate). Tried really hard to create a balanced, self-sufficent party that would not rely on NPCs and cover most of the strongest weapons in game. So, my ultimate powergaming party of 4 is as follows (with starting weapon proficiencies):
1) Human (male) Berserker dualled to Mage at level 9 (** Katanas, ** 2-weapon fighting, ** Warhammers). This guy will be melee tank with protections and offense from mage spells, an awesome damage dealer overall.
2) Gnome (female) Illusionist/Thief multiclass (* Longswords, * Shortbows, * Quarterstaves). She will do her thief obligations as well as providing support from a distance with mage spells mostly. Maybe some occasional backstabs. She will be wearing Robe of Vecna.
3) Human (female) Berserker dualled to Cleric at level 9 (*** Flails, * Scimitars.Wakizashi/Ninja-to, ** 2-weapon fighting). She is destined to wield Flail of Ages with Belm in off-hand and buffing everybody, restoring status ailments, healing, etc.
4) Dwarven Defender (*** Axes, *** Warhammers). Pure tank with best axes and warhammers. Later on I plan to make him dualwield Axe of the Unyielding and Crom Faeyr.
So, what do you think guys? Should I tweak something? Also, I am considering adding a 5th member after I have done the NPC quests. In that case, what race/class he should be (and weapon proficiencies) to compliment the existing party?
All the best,