I've been looking around on the forums and such to see about a dual class to cleric from a fighter. It seems most people do it at level 7 for an extra 1/2 attack. Some say level 9 is good for the max fighter hps. And I guess the longest is to get the fighter to level 13 for another 1/2 attack? then dual over to the cleric.
Well, I mainly just want to play a cleric. Not necessarily a fighter/cleric multiclass, or a high level fighter to eventually a cleric. I don't really like the idea of waiting longer and then just playing a good chunk of the game getting my levels back for, perhaps, just the "best power gaming" possibility for the last 10% of the game.
And just for the pure class cleric and the kits. I like the priest of Helm and Lathander. For Priest of Helm is true sight is amazing, I play with scs so mages actually use all their spells and almost always have mirror images up when the fighting starts. Although, I am not sure which ends up being better... The Helms Seeking Sword or the Boon of Lathander. Would it be better to buff up and than use Seeking Sword(since you can't cast while using it). Or is it better, especially later in the games, to have cleric buffs and the Boon buff, which I believe can stack with itself, and use whatever weapon you happen to have. Does anyone have any info or suggestion on these?
Or would it be better to start out as a fighter, maybe one of the kits, and get to level 3 - first 'new' weapon proficiency - to have a total of 5. And then dual over to a cleric, so you would be Fighter 3/Cleric XX. No cleric kit, but you'd have the extra proficiencies, which you'd get back fairly quick since it is super fast to get cleric to level 3. Can you still get up to grand master in a weapon once you go to cleric? Is it possible to start off, let's say, ** Warhammer, ** two-weapon fighting, at fighter level 3, put a 3rd * into Warhammers. and as you level cleric put two more * into hammers and the 3rd * into two-weapon fighting. And then you can put more points into maces later in the series?
Do you guys/gals think that would be viable? Or should I just go with one of the cleric kits? Thank you for any feed back :-)