I intend to begin my first playthrough of PoE Deadfire soon, and am looking for advice (a lot) for a bloodmage/Nalpazca Sage build.
I like a bit of challenge, so I'll start with veteran difficulty and upwards level scaling.
I have a min-maxing mind, so I'd like to be as efficient as possible, BUT, as it will be my first playthrough, I'd also like to be able to succeed on most story-related rolls (diplomacy, history, insight...)
I'd like to mainly use a companion party with as many PoE 1 returning character as possible, so :
- Eder (as a swashbuckler)
- Aloth (as a battlemage)
- Pallegina (as a herald)
- Xoti (pure priest, I'll need healing)
I've scoured the Web, but have only found some general advice on this build.
If possible, I'd like something more precise in terms of best/fun starting race/stats, abilities to pick, gear and background.