1. SPS Accounts:
    Do you find yourself coming back time after time? Do you appreciate the ongoing hard work to keep this community focused and successful in its mission? Please consider supporting us by upgrading to an SPS Account. Besides the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a good cause, you'll also get a significant number of ever-expanding perks and benefits on the site and the forums. Click here to find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
You are currently viewing Boards o' Magick as a guest, but you can register an account here. Registration is fast, easy and free. Once registered you will have access to search the forums, create and respond to threads, PM other members, upload screenshots and access many other features unavailable to guests.

BoM cultivates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We have been aiming for quality over quantity with our forums from their inception, and believe that this distinction is truly tangible and valued by our members. We'd love to have you join us today!

(If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you've forgotten your username or password, click here.)

So many dual class options with the NPCs!

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by Klorox, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. MrMermaid

    MrMermaid Reality is merely an illusion, albeit persistent

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Ummm, nope. Read again, Xzar's there.
     
  2. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,031
    Likes Received:
    193
    Gender:
    Male
    Dolt! Looked right past it, my bad.
     
  3. Midget Gems Gems: 2/31
    Latest gem: Fire Agate


    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    2
    I missed this thread when it was active and I think there are some neat ideas here. I have at some time or another tried most of these Dual-Class combinations.

    And people say "Why bother because you don't gain anything", but that is not the point. You can do it because it is interest and unusual - if it makes the characters weaker then no worries, the game is already quite easy.

    My favorite is Xzar as an evil Cleric/Mage. As a Mage he has some weaknesses but as C/M he looks great and packs a punch too. I gave him a harem of sexy girls as his companions which I thought fitted his new image.

    And as for getting a Tome of Wisdom early in the game, well you have to be up for a challenge. If you want it badly enough there are ways to do it. Hey, you could even get 6 potions of invisibility if necessary. I've taken some really low level parties into the tower before now. Why? Not because you gain anything, just because it is interesting.

    Happy gaming everyone.
     
    Master of Nuhn and MrMermaid like this.
  4. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Messages:
    3,815
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Role playing wise, it would make perfect sense, I suppose, to dual Dynaheir to a cleric, her being a Hathran and all. Their role was to heal, a.o. and she'd have a way to summon at least some creatures, which I figure is another role for Hathrans.

    Imoen would definitely be intrigued and resourceful enough to pick up spellcasting.

    Branwen, as a cleric of Tempus, would be ill-suited for thieving. Tempus likes honourable battles. Backstabbing doesn't seem to be part of that.

    Safana would like the Enchantment school, I guess.

    I know little about Shar-Teel, but I guess that if she's willing to give up iron for leather, she'd love to dismember a male with a sneak attack before she chops his head off.

    I think both thief and cleric are nice for Xzar, but would pick cleric for him (as if qualifying for a True Necromancer, both divine and arcane)
     
    Blades of Vanatar likes this.
  5. pplr Gems: 18/31
    Latest gem: Horn Coral


    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,017
    Media:
    2
    Likes Received:
    29
    I'm glad a few other people noticed you can dual-class to a specialist mage in BG1.

    I don't know which would be the best for Safana but it certainly is an option.
     
  6. damedog Gems: 15/31
    Latest gem: Waterstar


    Resourceful

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Not all dual-class options are useless- a PC Stalker/Cleric is unique and quite useful. One word- sanctuary.

    I've actually done the Branwen dual-class. Suffice to say I needed a thief and hate most of the thieves in the game so I decided to go the unconventional route. It was actually quite powerful due to that little level 1 spell I mentioned earlier.
     

Share This Page

Sorcerer's Place is an independent project run entirely by fans and for fans. Maintaining Sorcerer's Place and a stable environment for all our hosted sites requires a substantial amount of time and money on a regular basis, so please consider supporting us to keep the site up & running smoothly. Thank you!