First post on the forums here, and going to be playing my first ever Burning Wheel game early next year (though I’ve played Mouseguard on one or two occasions).
I’m looking forward to it, but unsure on the best way to create a character to match my concept- A magic-using knight, focused on enhancing himself and those around him to make them braver/stronger/faster, ideally whilst being able to mix things up and fight competently in melee himself.
I don’t want to use blasting things with magic for my main attack method, as someone else in the group I’ll be joining is already very good at that.
I have been given quite a few life-paths to play with - 6 - so I hope it will be possible to cover both magic and combat skills reasonably competently.
Any advice on the most effective paths to build this kind of character with? I don’t strictly speaking need the ‘Knight’ career, but I would like that kind of theme to the character’s non-magical abilities. If I have enough resources, I’d like to buy him a Knightly Order affiliation/crew to belong to, but that may be too expensive as the resource cost of having both weapons and armor and a few spells is going to be very high.
I’m still focusing in on the best beliefs for him, but they are likely to be focused around protecting people in general (with a special focus on the fellow PCs), loyalty to the princess who arranged his appointment to knighthood and proving that his merging his martial and magic abilities can be as effective as a ‘traditional’ knight (by showing off in front of the other knights in the group, ideally).
I think currently the best I have for this is Noble Born > Arcane Devotee> Lord > Lead to Soldier > Captain > lead to Outcast> Rogue Wizard > lead to Religious > Knight of a Military Order, which seems to get to roughly the right theme in the end. Perhaps Sorcerer or Wizard of War instead of Rogue Wizard would make more sense, but wouldn’t have that lead to Religious at the end.
I wasn’t sure if this should be here or in the Crucible, so if I have placed it in the wrong forum, I apologize and could someone move it for me?