I'm finding myself stuck between 2 multiclasses and am hoping others might have some input. For the larger picture, I want to make a sort of retaliation tank that utilizes Stalker's Patience and Tuotilo's Palm and runs around ripping things to shreds.
I'm trying to choose between a Holy Slayer (Trickster/(Bleakwalker/Steel Garrote)) and Swashbuckler (Trickster/ Spear Devoted).
On the paladin end, bleakwalker and steel garrote sound like they have some nice roleplay flavor, and steel garrote would give itself a ton of sustain. I also like the massive passive boost to defenses as well as the auras and strong FOD nuke.
On the fighter side I'm attracted to the stances which give some help with aoe, armored grace for even faster attacks, and the bonus to penetration and crit damage from devoted. I'm not too worried about being devoted to pierce damage since I am also hitting with the shield.
Does anyone have any thoughts or has experimented between the two? I'm not sure how much more damage the devoted fighter would contribute over the paldin. I have a bit of restart- itis(I swear I'll make it past Hasongo this time) and I want to just lock in to one and finish my first playthrough.