So, I've had a few ideas kicking around in my head for a pro-Vallian or perhaps Pro-Rauatai Watcher who serves as a government agent who, after finally being able to touch base with his or her homeland after five years, begins working to secure company interests in the Deadfire, putting their skills in espionage, subterfuge, sabotage, and assassination to use.
I've brainstormed a bunch of different ideas for this sort of character, but one of the class combinations I was thinking about was a Zealot - Priest/Rogue who would serve as a tanky MC who can raise his own Deflection, debilitate enemy Accuracy, and do solid damage. I was inspired by the "Let's Learn with Umezawa" build, which uses a Wael/Streetfighter combination, but I think the concept could work well with a Magran/Trickster, Rymrgand/Trickster, or Skaen/Trickster as well. That said, the type of character I'm playing would align himself most with Wael's teachings, uncovering enemy secrets while safeguarding his nation's own.
I'm wondering about the synergy of this sort of build, and how it would perform. I'm not worried about solo capability, but I also want something that can deal a respectable amount of damage. When playing a mixed martial/spellcaster class, there's also the concern about casting spells in combat, with their long cast times versus attack/recovery from weapon attacks, so that's a worry as well. I'm also thinking of taking a look at the Wael Priest's domain spells and seeing about adjusting some of them - namely, Iconic Projection and Confusion.
Other builds I've considered for this theme are Arcane Knight, Holy Slayer, and Inquisitor (Though none of the Paladin orders really fit the character all that well, and those that might, like Darcozzi and Brotherhood of Five Suns, both have garbage bonuses), as well as Psyblade (Though Fighter is a little too unsubtle for the type of character I'm wanting to evoke). There's also Transcendent (Nalpazca/Ascendant) for a ranged damage dealer that sacrifices survivability for raw damage.