Heals are slow in BG, you have to anticapate the need for a heal before the character is about to die. I'm able to get through the game without using many potions at all, it just takes pratice. (You better get good at it if you're gonna play a cleric in NwN )
With the "Rest Until Healed" and with, what seems like, a massive reduction in monsters that respawn after you rest, Cleric healing spells have been reduced to mid-battle emergency only.
To be quite honest, I think it's far too easy to rest, there's no real reason for not doing so, and thus the importance of healing spells has plumeted.
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the only time i use a healer is when i raised a party member from the death whit heal so i wouldn't have to use al my potions or use several healing spells on him. and mas cure in a battle can give u some advantage in a tide battle. mostly i just rest to give my chacters there health back
After chapter 3 I only had 2 or 3 total healing spells memorized between my 2 healers (vic, Jaheira). There are just so many potions of extra healing lying around, plus with the rod of resurrection, 2 rings of regeneration, 2 rings of Gaxx, the only person who needed to even drink potions except during a battle was Edwin. Since He has two rings of wizardry. I am in Sundellesar right now and I probably have 45-50 potions of extra healing between my party members. This game is just too easy. I am going to have to bump the difficulty level up my third time through.
This game is just too easy. I am going to have to bump the difficulty level up my third time through.
Well sure it's easy when you cheat and have two rings of Gaxx. Your not exactly ruffing it now are ya?
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I must agree with Saumerez they are not vital though they come in handy. if you have the rod of ressurection you can do without. If people can solo it should be possible to do without a healer too. but most have one anyway, I think that the most normal party is something like: you fighter fighter mage mage healer (cle.)
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Vehemence: 2nd time through I decided to exploit some bugs in the game. So I snagged an extra ring off Gaxx before he turned hostile, and I lifted an extra ring of acuity off that mage in the planar sphere.
I don't want to get into a discussion of what is or isn't cheating, but I prefer to think of it as utilizing the programming errors in the game to my full benefit
Originally posted by Hex92: This game is just too easy. I am going to have to bump the difficulty level up my third time through.
Its too easy??? Im still in the beginning of the game, and playing it for the first time, and being a newbie AD&D player, but i had to decrease the difficulty level just to be able to kill som Umber Hulks. (hmmm... reading what I just wrote just gave me the answer to why I think the game is hard )
Seriously, its not that easy..
You know, like... a very long time ago, I was like a ... Moonblade. Hehehe.
I agree that cleric used as healers are a bit uneccesary in BG2. When your fighters have four times the hitpoints of warelephants it's kind of rare that you run out of hitpoints anytime soon. And three Heal spells and a resurection cover any unforseen "accidents" . They got a lot of cool offensive spells though so it's not like the clerics let moss grow on them during battles, so to speak.
I sure as hell did not think it was easy. I played through with difficulty set at "Core Rules" and I still did some furious saving and reloading. I had to turn down the difficulty for the Mindflayer area. Now I think I have a tactic that will make that area easier but.....
It was not easy for me but then maybe I just suck
Easy or not it was a fun game (and I am in chapter 3 of my second time through now).