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Hi,

 

I'm planning to use an entire custom made party of BG companions for my next playthrough. I want to use more or less the attributes from BG2 for my characters, except i'm going to lower CON a bit for some (thanks to 2nd edition they pretty much all had  16+). I narrowed the choice down to playable characters in both games. Difficulty will be normal, but in Trial of Iron mode.

This is what I'm currently planning:

 

1) Minsc

Human Ranger

high STR, DEX, CON

very low INT

Companion: Boo the Ham.. I mean Lion?

Weapon: 2-handed Sword

 

Question: Is a melee Ranger at least a semi decent choice or dead weight? Which animal companion should he choose? Is there one which can go for the eyes (blinding strike?)? Outlander Frenzy will be fun (and probably a waste thanks to INT)

 

 

2)Jaheira

Wood Elf Druid

high DEX, INT

average everything else

Weapon: Sabre, Shield / Quarterstaff

 

Planned as shapeshifter which can survive a few seconds on front row if necessary, or stand back and cast spells.

 

 

3) Imoen (oh dear)

Human Rogue

HIgh DEX, INT, PEr

low STR, RES

Weapon: Bow

 

A no brainer for class choice. Might try a variation of the Rogue Hornet build from Boeroer with lots of dots. She can go for the eyes if Boo should fail. Thanks to high INT I might pick a few cross class talents like the charm spell, the summons and so on. Which would be sort of canon, since she was dual classed in bg 2.

 

 

4) Viconia

Pale Elf Priest (OT: why are drow dark skinned? shouldnt they be pale if living underground?)

high DEX INT RES

low STR CON

Weapon: 1h blunt, shield

 

Also an easy choice. She gets all the spider and beetle summon figurines. Which god resembles Lolth or Shar the most? Woedica? Skaen?

 

 

5) Edwin

Human Wizard (duh)

high INT, PER, MIG

low-average DEX

Weapon: Implement / Staff

 

Cast spells less frequent, but with more oomph. Might even try the melee wizard spells this time.

 

 

Anyone still reading? I'm not sure about the last spot. Since i dislike the "canon" Abdel Adrien, i was thinking about picking Sarevok. He was in both games, and it would be fun to play him as the Watcher. As cruel fighter? A bleakwalker Paladin for strong hits? What would be more fitting?  He would most of the time choose cruel or aggressive dialog options.

 

What do you think about my choices? Any feedback or suggestions are welcome. Style and role play  is more important than stat optimization for this one.

 

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Style and role play  is more important than stat optimization for this one.

You're going to roleplay having Minsc and Edwin in the same group? Shall we conjure up a replacement for one of them? ;)

 

If you're willing to use EE characters you could take Neera instead. Fits the criteria of being in both games. Or you could give up that requirement and take Nalia, and imagine her vivid approval of any [benevolent] response.

 

Unfeasible idea, but it sprang to mind: A party of six fighters. Everyone takes the fearless talent, except the one called Khalid :)

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It's quite hard to replicate a Wild Mage in Pillars, though, so Neera would have to just be a straight up Wizard.

 

Minsc is clearly a Barbarian, not a Ranger (in line with the now abandoned trope of casting savage Fighters as Rangers in AD&D), so making him a Barbarian, with proper Frenzy, seems more fitting.

 

There's Tiax, a Priest of Skaen (which also fits with his real class, Cleric/Thief), who is (nominally) in both games.

 

Garrick, a flimsy Chanter with low Intellect would be quite fun, as well.

 

As for the PC, Sarevok does sound like a fun idea. Either the BW Paladin could be good, with very high Might and Resolve, and decent Intellect, or just a straight up Fighter. That is what he is in BG1/2 anyway, and it fits his role of being an offensive damage dealer.

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Style and role play  is more important than stat optimization for this one.

You're going to roleplay having Minsc and Edwin in the same group? Shall we conjure up a replacement for one of them? ;)

haha yes having both minsc and edwin in the same bg2 party was fun. they had some pretty hilarious banter. Until they came to  blows, that is. I had to use the domination spell on minsc to "calm" him.

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Imoen should be a Cipher, that corresponds better with the Rogue/Mage dual class (or was it multiclass?)

 

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Drow would only have to be pale if they were white humans living underground :p their blackness has nothing to do with a tan getting extremely outta hand ;)

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