I'm currently near the end of completing BG1EE and its expansion and starting to plan for the sequel.
Usually I play pc as a magic user but this time I went with a multiclass fighter/cleric NG, and I feel like using companions I never or rarely used. So no Viconia, Minsc or Edwin.
Companions I'm sure of
- Imoen, Jan in the meantime
: even after 20 years I can't imagine a run without the little sister
: the few times I used her before I really liked her character and kit, no idea why I dropped her, this time she will stay.
- Valygar in SoA then Saverok in ToB
: I've never used any of those and they look great for having another front-liner.
: first time playing the EE but I do like her a lot, pretty funny and wild mages in a party create great moments ^^
The team seems fine as is: 2 front-liners, 1 ranged/hybrid, 1 thief, 2 magic users
I think for SoA I could take anyone and be fine with it, but I'm less sure for ToB, I feel like having only my pc for divine magic and attack oriented may be a bad idea.
So Aerie and Jaheira came to mind.
Jaheira, I'm sure she'll do find and some druids exclusive spells are great, no surprise however.
I've never played for long with Aerie so it could be a good opportunity, but with already Imoen and Neera in the party I wonder if there are enough items for 3 magic users. Or can Aerie be geared more like a cleric and still cast some mage spells?
I'd appreciate any advice on those 2 or even another idea.
Thanks for reading this far