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by Stworca
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Best Party Composition?
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

You can always return there later if you feel like it would make more sense. He even tells you that.
by Stworca
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Best Party Composition?
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Furthermore, after you rescue Imoen, You'll be too powerful to enjoy many of the quests.
by Stworca
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Having more than one mage is a waste (thoughts and rambling)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Get Sword Coast Stratagems II, and mage fights will suddenly become interesting (and fair, due to pnp amounts of spells). I cannot imagine myself ever going back to the retarded vanilla enemies.
by Stworca
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Having more than one mage is a waste (thoughts and rambling)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

An Impr. Hastened warrior will do a lot more damage than a mage / sorcerer. So will a thief, a bard.. yada yada. The mage casts tenser and blades, and he deals as much, if not more, and when coupled with triple-horrid willing (chain contingency) you get insane burst damage. Still it's just temporary...
by Stworca
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Protection from Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Woah, someone actually giving tactical advice on these forums! I can safely retire now! If you have that component installed, you can also use spell thrust, secret word or ruby ray to remove his SI. Seeing how Ruby Ray is from a different school than ST and SW, you can cycle between these to counter...
by Stworca
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Dispel Magic for solo sorcerer
Replies: 1
Views: 643

In confined spaces Dispel Magic will mess you up, and with sorcerer's limited spell picks you can not take both. One might argue that dispel magic is useful for removing debuffs from yourself and removing your project image.. But. If you go the cheesy project image route (in vanilla, no less!), you ...
by Stworca
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Thoughts on the umpteenth playthrough...
Replies: 18
Views: 8021

Do you get to do anything else than hack in Dark Souls, though? My brother plays it, it looks fun, but mostly just swinging weapons. If you dig well enough - because the game tells you NOTHING, and you have to find the lore yourself - you'll find one of the most rich and detailed (and dark) backgro...
by Stworca
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Thoughts on the umpteenth playthrough...
Replies: 18
Views: 8021

@Tricky : Dark Souls takes the cake, kills it AND eats it too when it comes to attention to detail and secrets. The fact that MOST games these days lack anything worthwhile at the second playthrough, doesn't mean that ALL of them were made by Ubi/Ea.
by Stworca
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Domination not working on DeArnisse Keep trolls
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

The only way to resurrect that NPC is via console. As for domination.. i'm unsure if trolls can be dominated at all. Never bothered with mind control (nor noticed trolls)
by Stworca
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Flail of Ages vs. Axe of the Unyielding
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

galraen wrote:Just checked 2nd Edition Handbook & DMG, and yes A/C is capped at -10; now I'm very interested to know if that was implemented in BG!


It wasn't.
by Stworca
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Flail of Ages vs. Axe of the Unyielding
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

When it comes to fights with higher difficulty (SCSII on Insanity, and so forth) the flail is godsend. A slow effect with no save (good luck getting someone slowed down the regular way), coupled with side-elemental damage that breaks spells through mirror image and stoneskin, makes it an amazing wea...
by Stworca
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Amber on top?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

It can be installed on top of everything, but the tweaks that affect all items / classes / etc. will not affect mods added after them.

There can be some minor issues, but nothing to worry, hmm.
by Stworca
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Reinstallation Save Game Question
Replies: 1
Views: 399

As long as the version and optional mods remain exactly the same, there won't be a problem.
by Stworca
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Hive Mothers eat spells?
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Spell Trap can be removed by the ray, and spell turning works only for a brief time. Spell Shield stops the anti-magic indefinitely.
Spell Shield AND Spell Trap gives you endless possibilities.
by Stworca
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Hive Mothers eat spells?
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Every time the anti-magic ray is used - by a powerful beholder - you lose the highest level spell on that mage iirc.

Protect yourself with Spell Shield, it stops the anti-magic completely.
by Stworca
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Removing a Sequencer?
Replies: 10
Views: 977

This is a common issue, and the main reason why i have kept debug mode active, you can remove the regular (and fake) sequencers with ctrl+R.
by Stworca
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Stun bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Just use invisibility (which is available in countless shapes and forms throughout the game) if you really want to get that warrior into melee.
by Stworca
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Knights of Solemnia--Sending them back via Paladins
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Perhaps killing Bodhi will change (fix) his dialogue as well, do try that.
by Stworca
Thu May 10, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Icewind Dale II
Topic: Most Infuriating Battles
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

The monk trial on HoF without a monk.

That would be about it.
by Stworca
Wed May 02, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Contingency/Chain Contingency Delay
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Contingency that is not linked to health/hit will fire whenever it feels like it.
Keep in mind, that the delay can be countered by.. pausing the game. Contingencies fire during pause and/or timestop.