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Old 06-18-2001, 10:54 PM   #1
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I just bought the game and would like everyones opinions. What is the best character class to play BG2? Multi-Class? Let me know.
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Old 06-18-2001, 10:55 PM   #2

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well, fer a beginner like yerself, id suggest the Fighter/Mage. of course, thats just my opinion, its infallible! however, you should at least skim the other responses, for they might give you some ideas as well. and welcome to the boards.

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Old 06-18-2001, 11:04 PM   #3
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I wrote a "small" post on this a couple days ago. But really there aren't any I would say were bad as long as you had other char.s to take up the slack where your player char. is lacking.
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Old 06-18-2001, 11:08 PM   #4

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Buckshot23, welcome to the forum!

It's my opinion that there is no "best" class in the game - everything depends on gaming style. May be you can tell us what character do you prefer - do you like to cast spells or to be formidable swordsman? Eagle-eyed ranger with strong bow or well-hidden thief that searches all the kinds of traps? There are too many possibilities. Also - do you like your character to be on the front line or position somewhere in the back is enough?

And forgetting about all the roleplaying staff I would recommend to become a fighter - the game wouldn't too difficult this way for the new player.

Anyway, good luck! And tell us about your choice

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Old 06-18-2001, 11:13 PM   #5
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If you are new to the Baldur's Gate games or Bioware-powered games in general, I would suggest a simple character, like a Barbarian or Berserker (Fighter); no dual or multi-class. This will give you a feel for how the game is played.


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Old 06-19-2001, 12:27 AM   #6
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It depends on how you like to play.
Personally I believe that a lot of us when we first started playing was to choose the default fighter, then move on to mage and so on and so forth(in reference to those who have never played the PnP game of course).
Fighters are nice, and I personally started out with a Kensai because I was really excited about the class even before BG2 came out.
If you like to take things slow and easy, use a Thief. If you prefer to go at it full-on, use a Fighter. If you like both, use a Monk
And if you like a tough early game but an easy end game, use a Mage. IF you like an easy early game but a slightly tougher end game, use a Sorceror.
If you like to sit back and huddle in a shell like a turtle, use a Cleric. If you want to be absolutely useless, choose a Bard (hah just joking Bard fans)

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