The main drawback of Prowling is that your party cannot Prowl with you, so using Prowl in combat to your advantage renders the rest of your party members all but useless. To sneak into some crowded place, you have to each time leave your followers outside. If you get a nice fight in there and level up, your followers don't. So I was thinking of making an Educator character+Prowl+Melee+backstab, plus followers with Prowl. The problem is there aren't many followers like that, and neither of them is a healer. The obvious solution is dressing my party up into Oiled Thieves Leather, which would give them one rank of Prowl. But that's only one rank, that allows for an Apprentice status. How useful will it be?