I've solod BG:EE core with a pure half fighter long bow and dagger specialization, solod BG2 with a half orc berserker specialized in axes and flails, used the same character to solo ToB up to the Ravager and Demogorgon where I put Saverok in my party. I made it to Melissan and just can't beat her. I dualed Saverok to a mage to help me get her defenses down and I've beat her twice but the third fight seems impossible.
I never focused too much on the game's magic system, I pretty much developed my characters to get around magic. I found that impossible to do with an unkitted fighter in BG2 so just went berserker which I find somewhat cheesy but I also find magic overpowered and not enough equipment for an unkitted fighter to get around it, although I suppose that's how it goes in DnD. I also dont think a pure fighter or a solo berserker/barbarian can beat Melissan.
If I had planned to dual Saverok to a mage and used meta knowledge to figure out what scrolls/equipment I'd need to beat Melissan, maybe this character would have worked out.
I might give that game a few more tries but what would be a better character to beat Melissan?
I've read up on a kensai/mage maybe being a character that could solo the game and suit my play style.
Would a kensai/mage be able to solo the Ascension mod? I read that it really changes the game and makes it much more difficult in regards to the magic that enemies use.
I've thought about doing a solo Sorcerer run as well to really learn the magic system and test my thinking skills
any input is appreciated