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So I'm going to start playing a kingmaker 2E campaign, and I want to try playing a character I tried to play before in kingmaker 1E, But couldnt because the Game died.

The character is a half orc inquisitor of Erastil. Unfortunately, there are no inquisitor yet in 2E.

So I have been looking around, and the options for base class so far are thaumaturge, champion or Ranger. We are also using the free archetype rules, which means one of those classes would be the archetype, or use the archer archetype.

Any ideas? Suggestions? Opinions? I really need help.

Thaumaturge is my favorite class so I'm biased but it can be flavored to be pretty much any kind of character and has solid mechanics. You should probably post this in advice though if you want more responses.

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Ranger has been my go-to so far; you’re a solid martial who can easily flavor your Hunt Prey as a Judgment or some other form of holy wrath, and the class has a handful of Focus Spells that would be trivial to describe as Erastilian miracles. Decent WIS can even open the door to a Cleric multiclass archetype.

It’s not perfect - believe me, I’m one of the loudest voices for the 2e Inquisitor - but it still feels the closest of everything we currently have.

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Since your FA is going to be either one class or archer, is it right to suppose you are going with a bow character ( also because erastil)?

If so, I second keftiu.

I like the thaumaturge, but I see it a little clunky, while the ranger is way more balanced in terms of action management.

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Much of Kingmaker is wilderness too, I believe, so a ranger would be just perfect for the situations you're likely to encounter.

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I'd also suggest ranger with cleric as your multiclass, or possibly druid, so that you can have a few nice buff and utility spells to flavor as prayers.

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Two of the three times I ran the Kingmaker CRPG I used a Ranger. :-)

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You should definitely go ranger if you want to use a bow. Snag Monster Hunter and Master Monster Hunter and you'll be great for knowledge. Then use the archetype to pick up whatever aspect of your Inquisitor you're missing. The Inquisitor was too flexible a class to tell you what to pick without you telling us more about the character.

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If you want to be a ranger and cast spells, but still deliver a big babe-like strike every round, then precision ranger with a cleric archetype will have a very “Divine warrior of wrath feel to it. It will also punish you less for wanting to recall knowledge in combat.

Thermaturge pretty much rules out a bow, and the longbow is a terrible weapon for many classes, but especially for a champion

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Threw this together, just for grins. Used the Free Archetype and Gradual Ability Boost rules from the Game Mastery Guide. Sorry, didn't have a good portrait handy.

Haldrik Eagle Eye, Erastil's Inquisitor
Male half-orc ranger 4 (Advanced Player's Guide, Lost Omens Character Guide)
LN, Medium, Human, Humanoid, Orc
Heritage half-orc
Background acolyte
Age 26 Height 6 feet Weight 195 lbs.
Hair Black Eyes Brown Complexion Dusky Light Green
Perception +12 (+14 to Seek hunted prey); low-light vision
Languages Common, Orcish
Skills Acrobatics +10, Deception +8, Diplomacy +8, Intimidation +8, Medicine +10, Nature +10, Religion (Expert) +12, Scribing Lore +6, Society +6, Stealth +10, Survival +10 (+12 to Track hunted prey)
Str 10 (+0), Dex 18 (+4), Con 14 (+2), Int 10 (+0), Wis 18 (+4), Cha 14 (+2)
Items leather armor, +1 striking composite longbow (20 arrows), dagger, backpack, bedroll, chalks (10), flint and steel, healer's tools, minor elixir of life, minor elixir of life, rations (1 week) (2), religious text (Contra Haereses, Against Heresies), rope (feet) (50), silver religious symbol, soap, torches (5), waterskin, purse (2 gp, 1 sp)
AC 21; Fort +10; Ref +12; Will +12
HP 56
Speed 25 feet
Melee [1] dagger +10 (versatile S, thrown 10 ft., agile, finesse), Damage 1d4 P
Ranged [1] +1 striking composite longbow +11 (deadly d10, magical, propulsive, volley 30, range increment 100 feet, reload 0), Damage 2d8 P
Ranged [1] dagger +10 (versatile S, thrown 10 ft., agile, finesse), Damage 1d4 P
Divine Cleric Spells DC 20, attack +10; 1st admonishing ray Cantrips (2nd) light, shield
Focus Spells 1 Focus Point, DC 20; 2nd Gravity Weapon
Precision (+1d8) You have trained to aim for your prey’s weak points. The first time you hit your hunted prey in a round, you also deal 1d8 additional precision damage. (Precision damage increases the damage you already deal, using the same type, but is ineffective against creatures that lack vital organs or weak points.) At 11th level, the extra damage increases to 2d8 precision damage, and at 19th level, the extra damage increases to 3d8 precision damage.
Ancestry Feats Overlooked Mastermind[LOCG]
Class Feats Gravity Weapon[APG], Hunted Shot, Hunter's Aim
Free Archetype Feats Cleric Dedication, Basic Cleric Spellcasting
Skill Feats Forensic Acumen[APG], Intimidating Glare, Lie To Me, Student Of The Canon
Other Abilities hunt prey, hunter's edge, iron will, warden spells
Haldrik Eagle Eye was born in Urgir, the capital of Belken, on 20 Erastus, 4694 AR, to Valmondr Wolfeyes, a human of Ulfen descent, and Yazgash of the Empty Hand, a distant cousin of the ruler of Belkzen. His father Valmondr was a Ranger and a follower of Erastil, and Haldrik naturally followed in his father's footsteps. Early in his teens he had a dream that suggested that he was destined to seek out and deal with heresy amongst the worshippers of Erastil, which is why he studied for the priesthood. Now he zealously pursues that goal.

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