I hope you're all well and staying safe in these uncertain times. Like many of you, I'm looking to spend some time escaping into my favourite games to help manage stress (not that I ever needed an excuse before). I have the following question for experienced SCS players:
Can a BG2 party in SCS thrive with a single-class druid (any kit) as its only divine caster? I say thrive
, because I know you can get through
with any party make-up with enough patience and/or using cheese, but I'm not looking for a run like that. I want to know if I can manage fairly comfortably and without too much micromanagement, resting, etc..
Some background, in case anyone's interested: I want to do a good aligned run with a paladin as my PC. I don't want to create any of my own sidekicks this time so that means my options are:
1) Running with the official NPCs. Well, to put it mildly I have never cared for the good clerics (Aerie and Anomen), so they're out. That means running Cernd, who I haven't used since 2001 or thereabouts. I remember him as being a bit of a putz and dropping him - but I may give him another try if you guys can convince me it's worth it.
2) Trying an NPC mod. Since I haven't found the BG2 cleric
mods out there to my taste, I'm specifically looking at the Pai'Na mod, which has received a lot of great feedback and sounds really interesting. I'll likely try this mod in any event, but I'd still like to hear your opinions on running an SCS party with only a druid for divine casting.
Thanks in advance and wishing you well,