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Viconia (and clerics in Ascension)
I really like Viconia (especially in BG1 with NPC Project) but I can´t force myself to take her in the party in BG2. The problem si her class, single class cleric. In my setting (SCS, Ascension, insane, no double damage) I find pure cleric redundant. Anomen is better (half attack from 7 levels of fighter is huge and the the possibility to attain grandmastery also), Aerie is half mage so always better, Jaheira is one of the strongest classes in the game and Cernd with shapeshifter´s tweak from SCS is very strong melee fighter in early parts of SoA. But later he starts to loose his edge.
I find that classes that aren´t capable to deal huge amount of physical damage are becoming weaker in ToB with Ascension. Mage are great because they can protect themselves and cast planetars but in these later parts of the game it is physical damage what wins the fights.
What is you opinion on Viconia in Ascension battles? Do you use single class clerics or do you prefer Anomen, Jaheira and Aerie?