JiCi wrote:Does your definition of BBEG include mostly a solo encounter or a group encounter? Because by itself... a fighter isn't very good at dealing with groups, IMHO at least.
Honestly? Nothing does that well by itself against groups. Action economy is brutal. Wizards might be able to do area-effects, but they're also less able to stand up to focused fire (though Mirror Image can buy them a round or so).
But ideally, yeah, a Fighter (like any BBEG) will have minions to back him up. At higher levels, a 7th level Bard is a great little addition. Even once he's dead Haste + Good Hope keeps right on chugging...
Ok, in this case, then maybe a group of fighters (your usual team of weapon specialists) could work as a BBEG, the G now stands for Group.
You could have a group of mercenaries made of war veterans who discovered a power that made them linked to each other, like a template that grant Hivemind. With that, they always move and attack together and they are always encountered together... or separated if they want to ambush the PCs.