Thanks for reading. My friend and I are going to start new level 1s tonight, and we're trying to figure out the best duo for doing so.
I have previously played up to level 14, but that was a year or two ago. I am familiar with many lower level quests but thats about it.
My friend wants to play a warforged wizard who specializes in CC type spells. He is willing to take an early level of rogue (and likely a 2nd later?) if we need him to for traps as well.
I have no idea what to play alongside it. I want it to be warforged as well, so he can heal both of us. My current thought is to try the Tukaw build I saw here so I can handle traps and he can just go straight wizard. Do you think that would make a good duo?
If not... any other thoughts? From what I've read, good melee dps seems to simply be proficiency in a 2h weapon, high strength, and as many melee feats as you can fit in (power attack, 2HF, Cleave, ITHF, etc)...
I've also thought about pure WF BBN (although this seems a little boring), Paladin/Rogue or pure paladin (a little less boring), one of the Juggernaut builds (artificer/monk/paladin I think it was), and... well, several more.
Note that we will not have very good gear (getting it as we go), we are on the first run through many of the quests, and my friend really wants to be "CC + Healer" type as that is the playstyle he most enjoys. I am willing to do just about anything, but I find classes with spells to be more interesting.
Also, I have 32 pt unlocked and he does not.