Originally Posted by Servo
Same here, I explored the sword/shield tree. By the time the character is sufficiently leveled, you're practically unstoppable.
Sword and shield all up in this bitch. Kept the Cousland family shield throughout the whole game (didn't see much point in other shields; also, it's fuckin' boss) and used the Family Sword until I got The Topsider's Honor. Duncan's sword eventually replaced that. I prefer the two-handed weapons class, but early on in the game it's a hassle to focus on leveling up strength instead of constitution in order to actually use any two-handed talents. It all pays off when you're in the Deep Roads with Oghren and Sten wielding massive chunks of steel together.