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My first maximal dual-classed character of level 29/30! New suggestions?

I obtained it in HoW after completing TotL, Burial Isle and Gloomfrost on Insane diff. ?

Kit: Berserker/Thief, level 29/30
STR=15, DEX=17, CON=INT=WIS=CHA=10
Grand mastery in longswords and flails/morningstars + some other proficiencies.
AC=-12 (improvable to -16 with Tiernon's shield and Berserker's rage)
THAC0 = -10 with longsword of action+4, 9/2 attacks per round.
JuliusBorisov

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  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    What new dual-classed character should I try? ?
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 7,269
    Priest of Lathander/Wizard
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  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    edited October 2021
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    Priest of Lathander/Wizard

    Any particular reason for this choice? ??

    P.S. We could call it Morninglord/Wizard of Dawn. ?
    Balrog99
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 7,269
    Spellcasting fiend when he's finished! Lathander priest should be a bit more helpful against undead than a regular cleric. There isn't any need for True Seeing in IWD, lightning bolt is annoying, the Tyr special powers are useless, Tempus is just OK, and there is no reason to play a vanilla cleric. Playing a low-level mage will be quite the slog though. 30 levels is a long wait before you become a demi-god.
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  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    Spellcasting fiend when he's finished! Lathander priest should be a bit more helpful against undead than a regular cleric. There isn't any need for True Seeing in IWD, lightning bolt is annoying, the Tyr special powers are useless, Tempus is just OK, and there is no reason to play a vanilla cleric. Playing a low-level mage will be quite the slog though. 30 levels is a long wait before you become a demi-god.

    Nice. ? I'll try it a bit later on HoF together with my exported Berserker/Thief, starting directly from TotL. ?

    However, I'll restrict learnt/memorized spells accordingly to Lathander's beliefs (cleric domains: Life and Light). ?
    Balrog99
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 7,269
    edited October 2021
    If you want 18 INT and WIS that doesn't leave much for anything else. I'd suggest go with at least 16 DEX and minimize STR and CHA. Don't skimp too much on CON or you'll be tired all the time and be sure to invest enough STR to wield at least a mace (or even splurge a bit to get enough to use a flail). Have fun!
    Yigor
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 7,269
    Also, your restrictions will not allow you to use Animate Dead (rp appropriate for Lathander I guess). This means you won't be able to do any summoning until level 4 spells (animals so not light but maybe life?) and you won't get any major summoning until level 6 (invisible stalker-might work for light domain?). Could make for tough going in HoW but you seem up to the challenge!
    Yigor
  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    If you want 18 INT and WIS that doesn't leave much for anything else. I'd suggest go with at least 16 DEX and minimize STR and CHA. Don't skimp too much on CON or you'll be tired all the time and be sure to invest enough STR to wield at least a mace (or even splurge a bit to get enough to use a flail). Have fun!

    Thanks! ? According to my "minimalistic principles" ?, I'd probably put STR=13 (in order to use flails),
    WIS=15, INT=17 and 10 as other stats.

    Would it be enough to use high-level spells? ?
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 7,269
    edited October 2021
    Yigor wrote: »
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    If you want 18 INT and WIS that doesn't leave much for anything else. I'd suggest go with at least 16 DEX and minimize STR and CHA. Don't skimp too much on CON or you'll be tired all the time and be sure to invest enough STR to wield at least a mace (or even splurge a bit to get enough to use a flail). Have fun!

    Thanks! ? According to my "minimalistic principles" ?, I'd probably put STR=13 (in order to use flails),
    WIS=15, INT=17 and 10 as other stats.

    Would it be enough to use high-level spells? ?

    Is 15 WIS enough to dual class? I can't remember. 10 DEX will be a challenge if you intend any melee fighting but 13 STR should at least allow good armor and ?. I think the INT requirement is only for scribing the scrolls so you'd need to use a potion to raise it before scribing level 9 spells. After that I'm pretty sure you can cast the spells regardless of your INT once they're in your spellbook.

    Edit: Also, I think dualing from Lathander will trick the engine into thinking you're a specialist wizard with no school. Thus your scroll scribing will have the penalty percentage applied (I think it's 20% penalty). If you're going no-reload this could be very annoying with the general lack of scrolls and INT raising potions in IWD.
    Post edited by Balrog99 on
    Yigor
  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    edited October 2021
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    Also, your restrictions will not allow you to use Animate Dead (rp appropriate for Lathander I guess). This means you won't be able to do any summoning until level 4 spells (animals so not light but maybe life?) and you won't get any major summoning until level 6 (invisible stalker-might work for light domain?). Could make for tough going in HoW but you seem up to the challenge!

    I guess that Invisible Stalkers from Elemental Plane of Air are fully compatible with Lathander's Faith (let's say that they bring the fresh air in the morning LoL). ?️?

    Since I'm planning to play duo with Berserker/Thief of lvl 29/30, in the beginning the Morninglord will serve just as a support for his more powerful companion. ?
    Balrog99
  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 7,269
    Check out my edited addition to my previous post. There's an annoying engine limitation I describe.
  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    Balrog99 wrote: »
    Check out my edited addition to my previous post. There's an annoying engine limitation I describe.

    No-reload is not my style. I prefer learning while remaking lost fights. ?
    Balrog99
  • AerichAerich Member Posts: 148
    I have done the Cl29/M30 duo as a solo, as have others- there’s a thread about it. The self-buffing was crazy. I think the character plays better (as do most) with others. It will be a great caster complement to your existing melee monster.

    For stats, I’d go with a higher Str - even 15 - so you can carry a bit of loot. 17 Int means you have to take a potion so you can learn level 9 spells. A slightly higher Cha (even 13-15) with Friends will allow you to buy scrolls for less.
    Yigor
  • YigorYigor Member Posts: 223
    Aerich wrote: »
    I have done the Cl29/M30 duo as a solo, as have others- there’s a thread about it. The self-buffing was crazy. I think the character plays better (as do most) with others. It will be a great caster complement to your existing melee monster.

    For stats, I’d go with a higher Str - even 15 - so you can carry a bit of loot. 17 Int means you have to take a potion so you can learn level 9 spells. A slightly higher Cha (even 13-15) with Friends will allow you to buy scrolls for less.

    Thanks! ? Please give a link to that thread. ?

    There are 2 bags of holding in TotL, so no problems with looting. In my previous run with Berserker/Thief, I came back from TotL with about 200,000 GP. So, no major financial problems anyway. ??

    N.B. I'm planning to start directly from TotL. ?
  • AerichAerich Member Posts: 148
    Here you go. https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment/751924

    This duo of yours will have everything it needs. That's why I'm not the biggest fan of solo, you can't cover everything. I much prefer 2-4.
    Yigor
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