I finally decided to get back to BG2, and this time I intend to complete it. I am thinking about creating an Elf Fighter/Mage with 19 STR ("assuming" I got the Strength manual, as I always do
). I'm basically going long-swords and two-weapon style way and maybe then add either axes or morningstars later on, but I would like to take a ranged weapon choice that makes the most optimum use
of high strength. So that basically rules out bows and darts. So my options are throwing daggers, slings and throwing axes (there's the Brick +2, but I'd rather not have my Fighter/Mage use it). So keeping in mind and balancing the various factors like APR, attack range, damage per round (more APR seems better as it basically multiplies the strength bonus damage), and lastly, but most importantly, availability of good weapons with powerful effects in the game, which one would you suggest me to invest in? Also, is it worth having proficiencies in more than one ranged weapon for my Fighter/Mage?EDIT
: Are darts of Stunning/Wounding good enough to invest one or two proficiency points in them, regardless of the fact that I won't be getting any strength advantages for them?