Notes ahead of time: a similar setup will likely be used in BG1 but in reality this party is made with a BG2EE mindsetup, and that is that mages/wizards are the root of all evil. As such I'm looking for characters who are either A. good against mages, or B. have a reason to hate mages and due to this, will likely be good aligned.
This entire group is centered around what is widely considered one of the more useless kits/classes and most useless fighter kid around, the Wizard Slayer.
Dwarf Wizard Slayer
Axes, Hammers, Maybe Flails. Will probably reach grand mastery in hammers first since BG1 has the +2 hammer but I don't know of any +2 or greater axes in the game.
Keldorn: Carsomyr and an Inquisitor in their natural role.
Valygar: Provides an opener against pesky magelets from stealth, and well the Cowled Wizards DO hate him
Rasaad: He doesn't hate mages, but monks versus wizards is unfair at higher levels
Imoen: A. she's my sister, B. I had to go RESCUE her from Valygar's favorite people (sarcasm warning) due to their own arrogance and stupidity.
The last slot is where I have an issue. Obviously I need a divine caster here, and Aerie is prolly what this group will call for. Anomen would make sense, except that we already have 4 other melee. Futhermore, while I might do the quests for other party members, I probably won't have a real arcane caster until I get Imoen back. Still not certain though, as melee zergs late in ToB can be as devastating as the time stopped wizard, you just need to rest for heal spells instead of damage spells =/
Other things to note: I Will build crom faeyr (only way my poor little magic hating dwarfie will get 25 str) but I'll prolly offhand it with axe of unyielding. The question becomes do I max Axes before putting points in DW or after.
I figure BGEE will be starting like:
Hammers: ++ 3(+) 6(+)
In BG2EE you'd go:
Hammers: ++++ 9(+)
Which means at 12, 15, 18 you can either grand master axes or attain mastery in TWF and fill out the other in ToB. Thoughts?
(Also in BP and BP2 I think I'd sub Valygar for an Elven Archer).