(Note: this question comes by suggestion from my previous question)
I am starting to DM the Lost Mine of Phandelver campaign for my girlfriend. She wants to make a Wood elf ranger. She is quite inexperienced so I plan to make one DMPC to help her, but I am wondering what kind of character would be a good fit to complement her ranger?
Would you go for fighter, paladin, or some other? I have some experience as fighter and barbarian, so it would certainly help it, but I dont mind taking a different one. I heard rogue are nice too?
Additionally, I may let her know that she may hire some NPC if it is turning out to be too difficult with only 2.
I am aware that a ranger is probably not a great choice for fights in the mines, but I would like to keep her choice if possible.
What are your suggestions? Thanks in advance
Edit: What am I looking for: in asking this question, I am mostly focusing on finding a way for her ranger to not be too weak to survive versus monsters. I would like her to be the main damage dealer and decision maker, but if it is necessary to have someone suck up some damage and assisting her with healing, that would be me. Of course, other more stealthy characters may work too I guess? My concern is whether she will always be overwhelmed with enemies.