I just arrived at the huge capital.
I started playing as Mage but would like to go mystic knight Are there any downsides to switching right away or should I level warrior and mage first?
No, min maxing will not impact your ability to beat the game or BBI.
Mystic Knight is sorta a Cleric/Paladin. He can use Fighter and Mage skills, and has the class-unique Magic Shield which gives him a slew of neat abilities.
Magic Archer is by far the most unique class, using a Magic Bow that fires homing arrows ontop of all its skills. Can lock onto multiple enemies or the same enemy a bunch of times.
In vanilla DD fighting classes that raised their magic by spending several levels as casters were the strongest builds because the best weapons in the game were magic weapons.
When DA came out the strongest weapons became completely physical based so this changed.
In other words you'll be completely fine either way.
The stat increases you receive on level up are tied to whatever class you're currently playing as, this can't be reverted/fixed
Skills/spells/passives are just tied to class ranks, you can have all of them.
At least it will be ready for when I'm back from work
This icon man, I can't wait to actually launch it and
FLY INTO FREE
Guys please post some slut-fu sliders so I dont have to play with this abomination.