I while back I created a Paladin (undead Hunter) and was lucky enough to roll a 95. The plan was to set out from start and play through BGEE, SoD, and BG2EE.
Unfortunately, I found myself in SoD having lost connection to CHARNAME, feeling he was too empty and single-minded in his view of the world.
Thus I yesterday created a more jovial and slightly mischievous Gnome Illusionist/Thief, and was lucky enough to roll a 92.
He has just left Nashkel mines (no previous Power-levelling) and is at an early stage of his adventures.
Having never played the race nor the profession combination I would appreciate ideas and tips around how to develop him.
I gave him Darts and Crossbow thinking to use him in ranged combat, but I was also thinking about perhaps making him more stealthy for backstab purposes.
Any tips on which spells to focus on at this stage, and then which ones later on?
Also, I have heard references to "shorty saves", and am curious as to what that means.
Many thanks in advance.