This is a follow up of [url='http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/threads/the-strongest-warrior.126541/']this thread[/url] but I'm writing in here due to spoilers for ToB, particularly of a particular NPC.
So, I created a Berserker for BG1 and, while it's very, very strong, I'm considering dualing him to a Thief at the end of BG1 or the start of BG2. This is because I want to use a minimal party through the games: just the CHARNAME, Imoen and Viconia through BG1 and BG2 (picking up Yoshimo until Spellhold). This will give me a Fighter, a Thief/Mage and a Cleric.
Later on, on ToB, Big Brother will join the party, giving me a second Fighter.
Considering this, a have a few questions:
- When to dual the Berserker? I believe the optimal time is level 13, but this would mean I would be without a front-line fighter for a long time until I regain my Fighter levels. How good of a fighter would I be if I dualed at level 8/9? On the other hand, dualing earlier would mean I wouldn't have a need for Yoshimo.
- And what proficiencies should I invest in for a Berserker > Thief? Long Swords will give me more variety, but Katanas are probably the best backstabbing one-handed weapons (due to their speed and 1d10). Besides, dual-wielding Celestial Fury/Hindo's Doom and Scarlet Ninja-To sounds badass.
- A final question: After I regain my Berserker levels, can I increase my proficiencies up to grandmastery, like I could before dualing into a thief? That way I could invest in Long Swords during BG1 and Katanas in BG2.
P.S.: This one is a little stupid, but can a Berserker > Thief wear helms?