Baldur's Gate II
character who was also with you in the original Baldur's Gate
. Edwin is the best mage
in the game hands down
. Too bad he's rotten to the core
. But hey - it might just be worth it
. What Edwin's stats don't show you is he gets a number of extra spells
for no apparent reason
other than he's one badass mofo
Try him out - I think you'll like him unless you're attached to Diviniation spells (Clairvoyance, Detect Invisibiliy, True Seeing). As a Conjurer, Edwin can't use them.
Ah, one more point - if Minsc is in your party, you probably don't want Edwin. Edwin was plotting to murder Minsc's companion in BGI, and now that she's dead he spends a good deal of time rubbing it in. The two will even come to blows occasionally.
Class: Conjurer (specialist Mage)
Alignment: Lawful Evil