Planning out a future run, and after having dualed Shar-Teel in this one, I’m feeling like a PC who can backstab would be fun. What I’m not sure about, though, is which would be the most fun for a full run.
F/T- Lots of durability and damage when not backstabbing, levels reasonably quickly, doesn’t get mage tricks.
F/M/T- Levels more slowly, gets interesting mage tricks, doesn’t get level 9 spells and needs 2.25m xp to get Mislead even once.
M/T- Lots more mage tricks, gets Mislead at 1.5m xp, THAC0 suffers and less utility when fighting basic random groups of enemies (where using spells isn’t really worth it).
C/T- Doesn’t get mage tricks, THAC0 is meh and APR is low, can use cleric spells for powerful backstabs
Thief classes- I’m a little less inclined due to lack of utility when not actually backstabbing/trap laying, but Bounty Hunter and Shadowdancer strike me as marginally more interesting than the others.
Anyone with thoughts or experiences to share?