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Old 08-15-2003, 11:58 AM   #1
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I'm new to Icewind Dale and 3rd edition, I was just getting ready to make my first party and was looking for suggestions as far as class, race and any multi-classing.
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Old 08-16-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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if you really dont know what to play and what you prefer you should read a FAQ. answers here on this questions would be overwhelming.
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Old 08-16-2003, 07:44 AM   #3
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Or get a Walktrough from GameFAQ`s.
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:47 AM   #4
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I could read faq or i could go to a walkthrough, if thats what i wanted, but what i wanted was the opinion of some of the people on this board.
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Old 08-16-2003, 12:27 PM   #5
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In general terms, try to get a balanced party containing a couple of front line fighters (paladin, fighter, or barbarian). Add in a cleric for healing and for use as a secondary tank. Some rogue capability is essential but can mixed with a another class to augment your range of spell casting or fighting capability. Then add an arcane spell caster (mage or sorceror). Make sure you have a good mix of melee and ranged weapons, AND of various weapon types (piercing, slashing and blunt) for each character.

A basic party would look like this:

Human Paladin
Dwarven Fighter
Elven Rogue
Human Cleric
Elven Mage
Elven Druid or Ranger or Bard (my preference is for the Ranger)

High level monks make great front line fighters when they get high enough in level. At low levels they require some care.

Dual classing possibilities abound, some options to consider are:
Dual class the rogue to mage
Dual class the Ranger to a Druid
Dual class the Paladin to a fighter

My preference is to NOT dual class from a cleric or mage as I WANT those 9th level spells - at least not before I go into Heart of Fury mode.

Pay CLOSE attention to favoured class restrictions.

There are just too many options to go through all of them in detail. Strive for a balanced mix and go with what appeals to you. There is no RIGHT answer. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-16-2003, 12:42 PM   #6
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Thank you for your input Micah. Here is what i've come up with.

Human Paladin
Human Ranger dualed to a theif for backstab
Human Cleric
Dwarf Fighter
Elf Sorcerer
Human mage with theif abilities ie lock pick detect trap

I think that should be pretty balanced, if you think I am lacking anywhere let me know.
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Old 08-16-2003, 12:47 PM   #7
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Looks pretty good. [img]smile.gif[/img]

I would have made the mage an elf (favoured class and higher dex). Dualing the ranger to a thief for backstab is a clever idea - if you alternate levels between the two classes you could consider making that class elven as well for the dex boost. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Those are just nitpicks however. That party is definitely playable and has no obvious gaps in it. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 08-16-2003, 01:38 PM   #8
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[img]graemlins/offtopic.gif[/img] Heck,the best party is the one you enjoy in. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 08-19-2003, 03:10 AM   #9
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I'm going to try these I think:

1/2 Orc Cleric (Tempus) - tank, healer, summoner
Human Fighter(4)/Monk(X) - quick tank
1/2 Elf Fighter(3X)/Ranger(X) - searches for traps
Wild Elf Sorcerer(2X)/Rogue(X) - disarms traps; leader
Moon Elf(?) Wizard
Ghostwise Halfling, Barb(1)/Druid(X) - lil shaman

They are admittedly not optimized to be an ultimate
power type party, but they should more than hold their
own and be fun to play. They've also got a bit of a
wild/outdoors theme going, and maybe 3 characters
with elvish blood. Also I wanted to go with no ECL
races for a change and try a "feral" hobbit [img]smile.gif[/img]
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