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Favorite Class/kit?

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by RPGesus, Oct 18, 2016.

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    Currently running a Cavalier paladin and I was just curious as to what everyone else likes to run for the class(s)/kit(s) for their protagonist.

    I'm also considering doing another run through after this one so I can try a berserker/druid dual class build so I can import whichever I enjoyed more into SoA.
     
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    Going by what archetype i usually gravitate to is going to be mage/thief combos in general - i still have a gnome thief/illusionist with a total stat roll of 106 i'm planning to take through all the games once i feel like finally playing siege of dragonspear.

    However, the most fun I've had on my more recent playthroughs was a human berserker dual classed to cleric, used to do a solo run - the berserker rage combined with the divine buff spells makes you nigh untouchable, while still having the ability to dish out the pain.
     
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    I also like the Cavalier Paladin. (my favorite class)
     
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    Chalk up another cavalier here, second run will be a cn bard
     
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    Cav seems to be a common favorite. All of the upsides are awesome esp immunity to poison because poison I think has killed more chars than Sarevok.
    Plus the downside is hardly a downside. How is unable to use missile weapons a downside?
     
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    you can use throwing daggers and axes
     
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    You can? I had no idea! That's sweet. Thanks for telling me that. :)
    My cav is currently using Spiders Bane +2 which is an awesome great sword. My main reasoning for going cav over bearzerker dual build was carsomyr
     
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    While it might not seem like a particularly interesting choice, I've always enjoyed being a mage. It keeps pulling me back from whatever other class I choose, no matter how long it's been since I last played.
     
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    It's just fine if you have friends :)
     
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    Mages are pretty easy to solo as well.

    My favourite paladin kit would be the inquisitor, the downside of not being able to cast very low level cleric spells is not much of a downside, and the high level dispel and true sight are ideal for taking down mages really quick.

    Cavaliers are not bad, but only using throwing axes (or daggers, I guess) is a bit of a downside in BG. Not in BG2, but ranged is definitely prefered in BG.

    My favourite builds are typically something with fighters. F/T or F/C (or R/C, which is even better (I don't have EE)), great fun and pretty easy. The easiest defeat of Sarevok I ever had was with a F/Assassin. Just a few potions of invisibility and the fight was over before they even got a hit in.

    In a party a straight barbarian or kensai is pretty interesting as well. Doesn't take much micro-management, which I always find a plus.
     
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    I enjoy combat classes. Ever since I've gotten into RPGs and even to this day in PnP, I always play a combat class, but I want to play something with some more micromanaging which is why I thought to try the bearzerker
     
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    Micromanage with a bearzerker? You Might as well run for President!
     
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    That is too relevant... Vote for me. I was able to micromanage the bearzerker Druid/fighter dual class
     
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    One of the main draws of cavaliers is access to spells like Armor of Faith and Draw Upon Holy Might. A cavalier running around with Carsomyr+6, 25 Str/Dex/Con and 65% or higher physical resists (with Hardiness/gear) is a walking force of destruction.

    My favorite kits are the blade, the totemic druid and the wild mage. I'm a sucker for jack-of-all-trades-type or luck-based characters. Powergaming for me is either beating the game as smoothly as possible, or in the most flashy and entertaining way possible (eg, death by cow).
    I also love roleplaying characters with crazy high lore.
     
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    That is always fun. Recently I've been getting more into flavor and rping a character not exactly for power gaming but thank Tyr I enjoy rping Paladins. Cavaliers are awesome
     
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    Soloing also reduces the need for micro managing, which is definitely one of the reasons I like soloing.
     
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    Same here - i love pause&play, but not having to spend 20 seconds each time ordering around a full party of 6 just saves so much time. Even on the runs where i am planning on taking companions along, i usually end up soloing BG1 since there is nothing in the way of companion quests/banter anyway.

    Of course, with the new EE companions, i usually take them along just long enough to complete their personal quests and then ditch them again.
     
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    If I have a party nowadays, it's typically going to be a party with members all created by me. There is something relaxing about having a party with 4 half-orcs that are all either straight fighter/barb, or a fighter multiclass. Rarely any micro management involved, just watch them hack everything to pieces.
     
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    I know it's kind of weird, but I have a thing for running a Jester... I mean... sure he really really really sucks. Like, bad... but for some reason I can't help but chuckle thinking that Sarevok got killed off by someone who is just a little bit more sane than Chuckie from Discworld.
     
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    Actually, the jester is often misunderstood, they are pretty good if you are with a full party. The Jester is less versatile as a straight up bard, but great for crowd control and harassing the enemy from the back-line.
    If you feel the need to have CHARNAME being in the frontlines all the time though, you're probably best up playing a blade.

    I actually had to google chucky - it's been a while since i played the Discworld pc games, and i'm pretty sure he doesn't show up in the actual books;
    For those as confused as i was, here he is :p
     
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