Hello, I'm a new player to both AD&D and Baldur's Gate in general. Now, I did some research before hand so, I have some basic understanding of the game rules, such a Thaco and armor class, dual class vs multclass, ect... I also played the game as a fighter until I reach beregost, but I found the fighter was too boring for me. I thought I'd give the beast master a try my second try since it sounds cool to me. I just have a few questions. I would appreciate no spoilers if possible.
1.) If the familiar dies, does the PC lose constitution permanently as it does for a mage.
2.) What familiar is better the pseudo dragon or fairy dragon?
3.) What's a good choice for a racial enemy, I'm completely lost in what to choose.
4.) Will I find much use out of the animal summoning abilities? It seems I may not get my first ability until much later and won't see the second ability at all in the first game. Is it kinda pointless by then?
5.) Should I dual class this into a cleric? If so, what level should I stop at with my first class?
6) Any other tips you can give me for this class/kit?
7.) This is an off topic question, but I feel the need to ask here instead of starting a completely new thread for it. I did spoil myself a little and looked up a few early items and where to find them, and I found the ring of wizardry near friendly arm. It must be powerful since its worth like 9000 gold, which is more gold than i need in the beginning of the game. I was curious, should I sell it, and keep the gold, or is worth using on any mages i find through the game?