Thank you for the reply. So what would you recommend for his armor, and also placement in formation?
I want him to be at least tanky enough to occupy enemies that get past my front liners, but that might be different if I get him a gun, the arqebus or whatever. As I said, I thought him being in the middle, between Frontline and squishy ranged units would be good for that and to maximize his auras and spells.
Or could someone else fill that role better, between a druid and ranger? Or duh barbarian if I pick him up later. With Aloth, I'm sure you're right about him with the right build