My current party (which I am pretty happy with) is a Berserker/Druid, Undead Hunter, Archer, Bounty Hunter, Bard, and Multiclassed Mage/Cleric.
So far, I am pretty underwhelmed by the mage side, particularly on HoF ... is a bard enough arcane caster for a party?
I'm considering a new party of:
Berserker/Druid, Multiclass Ranger/Cleric, Archer, Archer, Bard, Shadowdancer/Fighter, with the back 4 all going ranged w/ longbows, and the front two going dual scimitar and dual morningstar ... thoughts?
My current mage/cleric is basically just buffing, debuffing and summoning, with direct damage spells almost useless (although the lvl 1 chromatic orb is nice) ... I would think a bard could do that just fine? I know bards can't get lvl 9 spells, but I'm not there yet so don't know if a higher level mage is actually worth it. I'm coming from Baldur's gate, where they were king.