I thought about making a poll about favorite and least favorite classes in NWN, but then I decided a discussion would probably yield more interesting results.
I’m playing a lot of single player modules that require me to create a new character, and I noticed that I tend to always pick the same classes, or that I quickly run out of ideas when I’m trying to do something new. So far I’ve mostly stuck to base classes, no multi-classing, no prestige classes, and if a module does not recommend a certain class to play with, more often than not, I pick cleric or druid, wizard or sorcerer, and in rarer cases ranger or rogue. I hardly ever pick bards or monks in single player because they seem harder to play on lower levels if the module does not specifically cater to them. I rarely pick fighter, paladin or barbarian either, because they don’t seem to offer that many options beside hacking enemies to pieces and maybe knock them down occasionally.
The reason why I seldom multi-class or pick prestige classes is that I am afraid that this will weaken my build if I don’t know what I’m doing, and I really don’t, most of the times. And you never know how well specific low level single player modules will be suited for such experiments.
So, what are you thoughts on core classes, multi-classing and prestige classes? What are your favorites, what are your least favorites? Are there any that are objectively worse picks than others, particularly for lvl 1-12 single player modules? Can you recommend me anything new and interesting to try the next time I play a module that is open for all classes? Would you advise against any classes in general, or in that context? Any underrated ways of playing specific classes, any underrated domains, feats, skills, or spells? Or can you recommend some great class specific-modules that would help me get better acquainted with a specific class or prestige class?
(I know that there’s a list of class-specific modules but I would prefer personal recommendations over trying out random modules, e.g. I just played The Rogues of Quinn series and Guild War, which were great rogue adventures.)