Hello all - very excited to play this game through for the first time! I've played baldurs gate 1 & 2, and Icewind Dale 2, but never played the original! That said, need help from you Infinity Engine veterans. I've read up on the game and have a question about party composition. I'm looking to make a 5-man party (Don't like having to manage a full 6 characters) and here's what i have so far:
Human Inquisitor (1h sword / shield)
Half Orc Barbarian (2h sword)
Human Bard (Longbow)
Gnome Thief Illusionist (Shortbow)
I'm looking to fill my middle spot with a healer, either a Fighter/Druid, Fighter/Cleric, or a pure class Druid Kit like Totemic or Avenger. I'd love a recommendation!
My main question: if I take a druid over a cleric, will i suffer any large disadvantages? I remember that in BG2 playing without a cleric is very tough due to level drain, no resurrection, etc. What do you think?
Thanks Icewind Dale veterans!