In my past runs, I think I've gravitated towards the logical way of doing things instead of the flashier way to do things. I would buff my party, disable my opponents and ensure that my team fights with an advantage. I would like to play through with an unbalanced play style, and put it all on nukes, the flashier the better.
This time, I just want to throw grenades, or I suppose in the fantasy setting, nuke things to death. This time there won't be ENOUGH wands of fire. Give Garrick all the guns! How do I best accomplish this?
Several classes come to mind: invoker, sorcerer, dragon disciple and necromancer. I'm not sure about the last one, as I haven't gone to BG2 yet, but I hear the best nukes later on are on the necromancer's list and skull trap is really cool.
I'm considering this on both a mechanical and flavor perspective and I can't decide! Please send me your thoughts and keep in mind if something is impractical, it's worth it if it looks super cool and does a lot of damage.