Best class "type" for MotB
This thread could actually go into the Character Optimization thread, but it seemed to be more MotB specific than general.
I'm currently in the middle of Act II in MotB, and it seems like the best type of class suited for this adventure is a fighter type. With the exception of Okku (depending on the path you take), all of my companions are spell casters, and they seem to rain holy hell upon everything in the room.
I've played a bit with a monk, which was pretty fun. Nothing like running circles around the bad guys while Safiya's meteor showers are striking them as they chase you. The Ranger/Duelist (the only character ported in from the OC) did very well too, especially when diving into the middle of a crowd and parrying everything while things are exploding around you (it would be a bummer if the difficulty settings were bumped up though). The Warlock, however, didn't do so well.
The best character so far seems to be the Bard/RDD. Right now he's at Bard 14, Barbarian 1, and RDD 10. He seems to be the best balance of magic, combat, and diplomacy. And he can SING!!!
Then again, I recently came up with the Champion of Mystra build, that combines Sorceror, Paladin, Eldritch Knight, and Divine Champion. That might come out interesting too, esepcially with Automatic Still Spell. He'll be an armored caster.