Hi all, just wanted some advice/thoughts on a run from Candlekeep to SoD through to Throne of Bhaal that I’ve been hoping to do. I’ve never actually completed an Evil run in either of the original games with my most recent one a half-orc barbarian in the original BG2. I’ve also never played a cleric nor a female Charname and I’m looking forward to bossing my own evil church! I would however like a unique/interesting dual class to make my “kit” rather than going with a single class cleric such as Talos.
BG1 party (pre-dual) will be Dorn (romance), Kagain, Shar-Teel dualed to thief (Safana in SoD), Viconia and Edwin/Baeloth. BG2 party will be Dorn, Korgan, Hexxat (romance), Edwin & Haer Dalis (Cernd or Chaotic Neutral Anomen pre-dual).
Now my original thoughts were a Shadowdancer level 13 focussed on stealth rather than thieving dialled to Cleric to make a custom Cleric of Mask “kit”, one that could hide in plain sight, backstab and shadow step. Would max out the kit benefits but not get any of the Shadowdancer HLAs however. Cool idea, but I’m guessing she’s going to be weak in BG1 and almost a waste of a player slot when Montaron or Shar Teel will be better in melee and thieving. Also I’m guessing the idea with her will be very similar to my Kensai/Thiet playthrough with hide and backstab with some added clerical utility.
The idea I’m currently running with, having played most of the powergamey mains - Monk, Gnome F/I, Kensai/Thief - is trialling the Wizard Slayer Kit especially with there being interesting gear in SoD. From a role playing perspective the idea would be that she grew up secretly loathing Gorion and the Candlekeep monks, and focussed her training to one day murder him. When Sarevok took that opportunity away from her she vowed revenge leading onto the BG1 vendetta. After getting captured by Irenicus in BG2 she realises that her martial prowess will not be enough to defeat him and further her evil machinations and so taps into her tainted divine heritage.
The idea would be a a stronger Charname in BG1 who can either tank with Kiel’s buckler/large shield and damage deal with dual flails/morning stars. In BG2, will also become my main divine caster while wreaking havoc with dual Flail of Ages and Defender of Easthaven. With the right gear & the evil Hell Trials bonuses (+2 STR, +2 CON and assorted resistances) will be able to tank, pop a DUHM and wreck the place or pull out some energy blades and shut down mages. Not too worried about item restrictions as I can still use all the armour and weapons I want, will get Paws of the Cheetah and a holy symbol and therefore further spell slots, MR and beastly strength (22) and constitution (21 = hella hit points and regeneration!).
Thoughts? Any preferences or improvements to the above two ideas?