What's your favourite item?

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What's your favourite item?

Postby Radishcat » Fri Nov 17, 2000 12:49 pm

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Postby Equis » Fri Nov 17, 2000 1:11 pm

Bag of Holding!

Granted it doesn't kick arse in battle, but it sure made organizing your backpack a lot less frustrating.



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Postby Lucian » Fri Nov 17, 2000 1:19 pm

im thinking its either the ring of gaxx or the carsomyr blade..the 2 most powerfull items in the game

the robe of vecna is a close runner up, with the amulet of power and staff of the magi as the absolutely quintesal items for a wizard

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Postby Skinbeard » Fri Nov 17, 2000 1:42 pm

mine's Boo...

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Postby Skinbeard » Fri Nov 17, 2000 1:43 pm

Ooooh... I'm a member now! And without spaming too Image

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Postby Skinbeard » Fri Nov 17, 2000 1:43 pm

Except the last post... And this one too i guess Image

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Postby Nighthawk » Fri Nov 17, 2000 2:53 pm

Cloak of Mirroring!

By Item Type:
Cloak: Cloak of Mirroring
Helm: Helm of Balduran
Boots: Boots of Speed
Ring: Ring of Gaxx
Amulet: Amulet of Power
Shield: Shield of Harmony
Robe: Robe of Vecna
Armor: Red Dragon Plate
Gauntlets: Weapon Mastery
Weapon: Celestial Fury

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Postby Bill » Fri Nov 17, 2000 3:49 pm

Yes,cloak of mirroring is an extremely powerful item but i found out that it makes gameplay a bit unbalanced.This applies especially to beholders:if you don't have the cloak,beholders are very difficult to beat (and gathered in great numbers,a direct assault is very very difficult) but if you are equipped with it you just stand in front of them and you just look them killing themselves by their own spells.
I believe that the designers create this item in order to balance the extremely high casting ability of beholders.The way they are implemented in this game isn't so good:they are not casting spells,they are firing them like a "magic machine-gun".I don't know their casting speed,but it seems to me that every eye can cast at least one spell per round.
They saw that beholders are very difficult in combat,so they put this item to make things easier-but they made things too easy.
Perhaps they should have reduced their overall casting speed to one spell per round.
And i agree with Equis,bag of holding is the most useful item in the game.

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Postby Raimana » Fri Nov 17, 2000 4:24 pm

Either one of these 3, cloak of mirroring, celestial fury or ring of kiagnaxx. Think that's how you spell it. ta.
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Postby Lucian » Fri Nov 17, 2000 5:22 pm

no..the cloak of mirroring is NOT a sure win against beholders..if they cast flesh to stone, youve screwed..elder orbs can cast it..i dont know about regular beholders

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Postby Bill » Fri Nov 17, 2000 5:31 pm

I don't know about your cloak of mirroring but mine reflected flesh to stone spells.In that way some beholders petrified themselves.

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Postby Lucian » Fri Nov 17, 2000 5:52 pm

you must have had a spellturning spell up..because the cloak will only reflect damage..not doing anything against immoblizing spells..hold..domination..maze and imprisonement being prime examples..the elder orbs in hell can cast imprison too


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Postby Lucian » Fri Nov 17, 2000 5:58 pm

Or you had the shield of Balduran

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Postby Bill » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:06 pm

No,i am not using any spell turning spells or equipment.My character is a kavalier who went into battle alone with no other spell protection than the cloak.

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Postby Daemion » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:10 pm

Beholders have an petrification gaze that's fired like a projectile. The cloack of mirroring will reflect this. The elder orbs on the other hand can CAST petrifecation without the projectile!

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Postby Lucian » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:12 pm

the cloak ONLY reflects damage!

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Postby Daemion » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:22 pm

I have seen Beholders turn to stone because of the reflection by the cape. Although the description of the cape states that it reflects all spell damage back to the source, I think it reflects all magical projectiles back to the source!!

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Postby Bill » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:26 pm

Actually the description says that it reflects damage causing spells.Daemion must be right about his comment.Nevertheless,i had no problems with beholders,or elder orbs (even the Unseeing eye) while i was equipped with the cloak.I beat them all and never got killed.I sweep all the Underdark Beholders in their dungeon using only my kavalier alone.

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Postby Lucian » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:37 pm

if you think you is tough, try handling the beholders in the fear test alone....you will get imprisoned

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Postby Bill » Fri Nov 17, 2000 6:44 pm

I DID that and they didn't imprison me.I don't know if it is pure luck or not.

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