Further Reply A max druid in Bg1 has +10hp, plus 1 spell slot available in EVERY spell level in comparison to the max level of a cleric. But in bg2 SOA, the level is a way let down - but then when TOB came out - it made the druid a force to reckon with. The druid in bg1 may not seem like much as they don't have dispel magic - but that +1 spell slot in every level which includes spells like remove fear and animal summoning, and that +10hp did do wonders. Cleric are powering healers - druids do heal but their list of offensive spellcasting is amazingl when compared to a cleric - skeleton warrior vs fire elemental ? ironskin vs holy power ? natures beauty vs sunray are the big two - sunray damages and explodes undead - natures beauty permanently blinds or kills. The druids have a more offensive spellcasting powers in Icewind Dale but also in BG2 in my opinion. Preferences - one druid is good - fighter/avenger - or totemic druid I hear have been getting nifty reviews from other gamers (not an animal lover - prefer creeping doom) - now lets resort back to the original topic of this post - best cheese character ? ever fought a level 40 monk ? Good luck. Or maybe that 20 constitution half-orc barbarian - try takng him down on melee yeah right. But since these are 'plain characters' I wont' submit them as a cheese character - most likely wizardslayer/thief would raise a few eyebrows, but kensai/mage probably takes it - kensai thief would be good but no personal experience in it.