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by Gomez
Thu Oct 04, 2001 10:16 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: 9x damage backstab
Replies: 1
Views: 509

9x damage backstab

I was looking inside the dialog.tlk file one day out of boredom, and I found out that the maximum backstab mod. possible is not 7x with the assassin. There's also 8x and 9x damage! Is it possible to increase beyond 7x legally in the game? I tried changing it in Shadowkeep and it works. I haven't mad...
by Gomez
Mon Sep 24, 2001 7:20 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: An overlooked dual-class
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Since I have ToB installed, I'm trying many dual class combinations with Thief, particularly those kits with armor or weapon restrictions so I can take advantage of the Use Any Item ability IMO, the Use Any Item is the best of all high-level abilities! I already have my Kensai 25/Thief 27. Now I'm t...
by Gomez
Wed Sep 19, 2001 8:05 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Prot. from Magical Weapons overpowered
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

I called it a bug ever since it caught my attention, but I thought Bioware would eventually fix it with ToB or some other patch. Guess I was wrong. Actually instead of fixing it, Bioware goes and makes sure now every NPC caster in ToB has this broken spell, just to make things a little harder for yo...
by Gomez
Wed Sep 19, 2001 7:14 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Prot. from Magical Weapons overpowered
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Prot. from Magical Weapons overpowered

The description for Prot. from Magical Weapons is accurate. It protects from ALL magical and normal weapons. This means that nothing goes thru, not even +5 or +6 weapons. It's like a improved Stoneskin that lasts for a round or so. Isn't this overpowered for a lvl. 6 spell? If you have this, then wh...
by Gomez
Fri Sep 14, 2001 7:21 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Magic is not that good
Replies: 26
Views: 1726

I think the main discussion is the player vs. monsters combat, not comparing whether the fighter or the mage is more effective. I completely agree with Koren. ToB really went crazy in assigning MR and high saves to monsters. Most spells are useless now unless you bring their resistances down with Lo...
by Gomez
Sun Mar 25, 2001 10:23 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Council of mages
Replies: 151
Views: 5795

You guys all prefer the high-level spells. They're all powerful, but I don't get them until late in the game, and some I can't at all (I'm sorcerer) My favorite spell for BG2 is FIREBALL. A phenomenal spell that deals monstruos damage and covers a big area! It was a piece of cake going thru the game...
by Gomez
Sun Mar 25, 2001 10:01 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Shadow vs Red Dragon
Replies: 37
Views: 2347

Is there a naming standard for dragons? They all seem to share veryy long and hard-to-pronounce names.
Like what does Thax'llsyllia means, or Nizzidraman'yiit.

Anyone speak Draconic here? Image
by Gomez
Mon Mar 19, 2001 2:53 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Easy way to kill Arkanis or any immortals
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Very interesting, KensaiRyu and Ripper. But how do you kill the harper that takes away Drizzt's equipment? He just teleports in, takes your stuff, and teleports out. You don't have time to even attack him.
by Gomez
Sun Mar 18, 2001 7:39 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: What's the Hand and the Eye of Vecna?
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

What's the Hand and the Eye of Vecna?

I'm sorry if this is a little unrelated to BG2. I'm rather new to the whole D&D thing. The Robe of Vecna description got me very interested, it mentions two other artifacts: the hand and eye of the lich vecna. I've read some D&D magazines and the names also turn up there, so they must be pretty famo...
by Gomez
Sun Mar 18, 2001 7:23 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Limited Wish question
Replies: 6
Views: 560

I think Loredweller refers to the Death Spell. I recall it from the spell descriptions in the game manual (Look, my memory is soooooooo good http://www.gamebanshee.com/ubb/smile.gif The description for the death spell says something like: "...instantly kills anyone in the area with n Hit Dice or les...
by Gomez
Sun Mar 18, 2001 6:57 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Fake talk tactic
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

The fake-talk trick is used to kill an NPC with blue circle and not having it react (too soon) as hostile. First, you need two or more in a party. You place everyone in the right position (fighters right next to the NPC, mages ready to cast spells at a distance). Then you pick one guy and initiate a...
by Gomez
Thu Mar 15, 2001 11:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Maybe its Possible to kill Arkanis Gath and other imortal npcs in the game
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Since you have the XP cap removed, try the spell Level Drain. I was fooling in the tutorial for a while and wanted to see if I could kill Belt, who I thought was invincible as well. I lowered his resistances and just kept level-draining him. I dunno if this works against Arkanis or William tho. Anot...
by Gomez
Wed Mar 14, 2001 8:00 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Iron Golems: OMG
Replies: 22
Views: 1172

My best anti-golem weapon is Rifthome Axe +3. You get it from Arkanis Gath after siding with Bodhi and retrieving the crate in the first mission. I equip this with Minsc or Korgan and start throwing away once they're all stuck in the doorway. It's much faster than Everard sling, it deals around 10 d...
by Gomez
Wed Mar 14, 2001 7:48 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Quest you like/hate most
Replies: 15
Views: 582

I enjoyed the Kangaxx & Twisted Runes quest the most, because I completed them all in Chap. 2, (well, after 30 game reloads http://www.gamebanshee.com/ubb/frown.gif ) Ust'Natha was a bore. Nothing except the Solaufein quests and the Deirex thing. I expected a great and interesting city like from all...