I am thinking of starting a BGEET run with a Gnome Illusionist/Thief. I have never played a Mage/Thief combo or any kind of support character like this before. I am also using Spell Revisions and Item Revisions for the first time. Plus, Rogue Rebalancing (amongst other mods). For a party in BG1 am thinking Imoen dual to a Mage and handle the thief skills that my PC doesn't (probably handle traps and locks while I focus on traps), Minsc as a Barbarian, and not sure from there.
Anyhow, seems THACO will be an issue. What weapons would you recommend? I assume range and a QS for backstab at some point. Early spells? General tips?