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Postby Taco Magus » Sun Dec 08, 2002 7:30 am

I have 5 members in my party right no inclueding myself. I cant seem to figure out who will be the 6th member. Any sugestions will be helpfull. thx.

Current members:
Me (Mage/Thief)
Jaheira
Korgan
Anomen
Minsc



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Postby Bloodmist » Sun Dec 08, 2002 7:46 am

You don't ned a 6th member... Just go like this.
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Postby Manbeleth » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:26 am

I Thought in Edwin, great mage :)
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Postby fable » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:30 am

You need a good fulltime mage. Edwin's excellent, but he's evil, and if you're playing a game without any cheesy patches (not saying you shouldn't; just pointing this out), he'll scream as your rep begins to naturally climb. He may eventually leave. So consider one of the two good NPC sorceror add-ons available out there: Kelsey, and Tashia. I'm sure you've seen 'em mentioned here. In fact, if you glance down the threads on the first couple of pages here, you should find "mods" mentioned, and can get a link to the sites for their download. Just worth a thought, IMO, though I'm a big Edwin fan, too. :D
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Postby Taco Magus » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:46 am

I dont really like usin mods/trainers. kinnda negates the purpose of having rules(not always). I'll prolly end up taking Edwin anyways =)
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Postby Minerva » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:47 am

It depends if you like to use many spells, or to bash anyone on your way. If the former, Edwin is the best, and make sure you watch out your reputation. It the latter, I recommend Keldorn.
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Postby fable » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:53 am

Originally posted by Taco Magus
I dont really like usin mods/trainers. kinnda negates the purpose of having rules(not always). I'll prolly end up taking Edwin anyways =)


Edwin's certainly good. However, the add-ons I mentioned don't do anything other than add a couple of party NPCs. There's nothing "super" about 'em, and their dialog is eminently suitable to BG2--can't give higher praise than that. :D Still, it's up to you; best of luck. :)
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Postby Taco Magus » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:58 am

indesision(sp?) is going to kill me lol
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Postby Taco Magus » Sun Dec 08, 2002 10:17 am

ok i gave in. can i use shadowkeeper to edit edwin so he doesnt get all mad and junk?
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Postby Baldursgate Fan » Sun Dec 08, 2002 11:24 am

Solafein or Valen will be a good tank. If you have played SoA many times through, either of these NPCs is definitely worth your while.

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Postby Manbeleth » Sun Dec 08, 2002 1:51 pm

Well, Edwin is my favorite NPC spellcaster. I always add him to my party.
In the current game I am playing, my party is:
- Me (Mage/thief also :) )
- Keldorn
- Korgan
- Viconia
- jaheira
- Edwyn
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Postby fable » Sun Dec 08, 2002 3:09 pm

Originally posted by Taco Magus
ok i gave in. can i use shadowkeeper to edit edwin so he doesnt get all mad and junk?


Why do so? Isn't it more fun to meet the challenge of keeping your rep within limits, or bringing in a party member who won't worry about how high your rep goes? Just download the Tashia or Kelsey mods. :)
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Postby UserUnfriendly » Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:13 pm

or sk edwin into sorc....

be warned, you will experience a stutter bug....

not a servere stutter bug, where if he walks in certain directions he glides, but i figured out how to fix it...remove high speed regen items off him...low speed, like the white ioun stone seems ok, but anything at ring of regen or higher makes him stutter....

i always thought of him better as a sorc...any sorc really is better than edwin, even with his obscene spell slots...good careful spell selection is always the key...
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Postby Phantom Lord » Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:50 am

Drop Anomen, Minsc and Jaheira. :D

Bring in Viconia and Edwin. :D

The best additional tank for this line-up (outside ToB) would probably be Mazzy, never had her in an evil party but I guess it's fun.

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Postby bullions27 » Tue Dec 10, 2002 2:51 pm

I'm not sure what you use as a basis on who is good in your party. Statwise and production I would say pick up either Keldorn (for Carsomyr, True Sight and his Dispel Magic), or a pure spellcaster like the aforementioned Edwin (or if you want to stay neutral or good, download the Tashia, Kelsey mods).
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Postby Taco Magus » Tue Dec 10, 2002 4:04 pm

Actually after i found got edwin(1st time havin him in my group) i saw my mage was kinda.....lame...so i started a fighter/theif, didnt like that so i started a normal fighter....so now i gotta choose my group members again :D :rolleyes: :p
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Postby fable » Tue Dec 10, 2002 4:14 pm

Be sure you run Edwin's quest. The results are loads of fun, and change depending upon whom you have in your party when you succeed, and Edwin achieves...some results. :D
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Postby Taco Magus » Tue Dec 10, 2002 4:20 pm

LOL ok. whos a better theif nalia or the gnome?
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Postby Schwoebli » Tue Dec 10, 2002 4:24 pm

the gnome (jan) is better than nalia

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Postby fable » Tue Dec 10, 2002 4:25 pm

Jan, no question. Nalia has terrible thief skills, having dualled over to being a mage. By contrast, Jan is a multiclass thief/mage. I'd say he's the best thief in the game, and his mage skills make him an effective second string caster. When he gets to ToB, he really takes off, since he can learn all mage spells, and can get the skill to use any item.
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