Hey everyone, new to both the forums and the game (so no spoilers if you would). I'm really enjoying the game but running into an age-old problem of mine for rpg's. I'm a player who likes finding mechanical builds that fit narratives for characters I create and so wind up finding around in the character creator quite a bit only to find the class combination I'm come up with isn't quite what I'm looking for.
I recently learned about firearms in the game and am now rather fixated on building a gun user, so here I am looking for advice on classes, talents to take, etc. I'm not particularly keyed in on making The Most Min/Maxed Perfectest Gunner Ever, but I like efficiency and feel bad when I realize I've de-railed a character build horribly so I certainly don't mind someone who loves that sort of thing sharing their wisdom which I can tweak accordingly. I'm already planning on working with a few limitations such as Human for race. My main goal is to do the best I can within the narrative limits for the character.
I've already poked around the threads a bit and seen some discussion here and there but not much of it seems organized in a central place so I wouldn't mind this thread becoming a general catch-all for various gun combinations after some initial narrowing down of what I'm after.
What I know so far: I am looking for the character to be using firearms from the get-go (I know there are a couple to be found early on) but I'm also ok with having an Arbelast as well if needed (or a crossbow, I'd like to stay away from melee and traditional bows if I can as well as magic but I'm not entirely inflexible in that regard).
Blunderbusses in general are also not really what I'm aiming for either but again after some initial advice I have no issue with the thread becoming a general Post Your Gun Build Here. I know switching between multiple firearms seems useful as well.
I eagerly await your advice oh community! I appreciate the time you take out of your day to help this little scrub.