I thought I'd write this walkthrough for anyone who does not believe it can
be done. I wont go into why this character is the best for completing the game except
to say that he IS the best because he has the most useful abilities of any
Firstly, start with a good roll - mine was:
...you will need every drop.
I remember thinking at the time the dungeon at the start of bg2 was quite
difficult, although looking back now it was nothing compared to what comes
later. It helps if you've done it before and can remember where the nasty
Once you get out do the circus tent as its a piece of cake, sell your crap
and go buy the glasses of identify. Head into the sewers to get the cloak
of the sewers (the most valuable item in the early game - with it, you can
transform into a troll once per day and regenerate your health). Next I did
the copper coronet and slave traders. Once I got some fire arrows I did the
druid grove and trademeet, and dearnis hold I think its called, and make sure to grab the
boots of speed in the astral prison.
After all that you should be ready to take the plunge into windspear hills
to kill firkraag. When you bump into the greater werewolf run him into a
room and then run out and shut the door behind you if you cant kill him. I
killed firkraag quite easily with my bow and arrows, the trick is to wear
your ring of fire prot, belt of inertial barrier and dragon helm and lead
him up to the stairs and he will follow you down, he then wont be able to
reach you except with breath which you will be resistant to.
Once he's dead, run back with the carsomyr and forge the dragon armor in the
Docks District. Next comes the ring of gaxx, but unfortunately you can't unlock the doors to
reach the cryps so you will need to borrow yoshimo to unlock them. Don't worry
if he gets killed on the second one you wont need him ever again, or
anyone else for that matter.
Get a protection from magic scroll once youve killed the first 2 liches, when you
kill kangaxx and he becomes a demi-lich, use it and then just hack him to
bits with carsomyr. Do the other quests before going to spellhold,I think
at this stage I was reaching the cap for bg2, but I had the expansion installed so
I was starting to get special abilities.
Hot tip - with ring of gaxx and cloak of sewers you can get out of almost
any bind, just use gaxx's invisible charge and then change to a troll and
you will recover all your health while all the baddies wait for you to make
Another thing, undead (shadows and vampires) will all get vaporised when
you use your turn undead ability, even bohdi - now are you getting the
picture? You will be too powerful for anything else in bg2, you can even go
into watchers keep, but the chromatic demon might be tough early on.
As far as special abilities go I had 3 summon deva, 1 of each of the power
attacks, 2 hardiness (3 is probably better) and the rest whirlwinds. I
reached the 8000000 cap for ToB long before I even started the expansion.
Now to ToB, this is where it gets difficult. You will have lost 2 points
from your stats during bg2 - one from the dream early on (I think I chose
wisdom) and 1 dex from hell when you sacrifice yourself for a peasant (if you
don't, you become a fallen paladin). But you should get 2 points of wisdom
back from the tears, as well as 10% extra magic resistance etc.
The start is fairly easy, especially when I realised that undead actually get
charmed when you turn them in the expansion, so you can use them against
other enemies, this comes in very handy.
You will need to have put proficiency in dual wield, I also had axe,
halberd, hammer (of course 2hsword and longbow), you may wish to have flail
instead of one of those but this is what I had.
The first major difficulty is in yaga-shura's lair, here I used invisible to
run from the fire giants and activate the various mechanisms which unlock
the entrance to the second level. If you get owned try running to a corner
and warp to your pocket plane and rest. I remember this being difficult but
I returned later with some better weapons and raped the monsters I didnt
kill the first time.
The forest of mir is easy, you just turn the undead on the main baddies and
then on each other.
Now to the seige camp. I remember thinking this would be the end of me at
the time but fortune smiled on me, the monsters spawn constantly which
actually turned out to be an advantage. I trapped myself in an enclave with
weaker fighters in front of me, the fire giants and yagu shura couldnt reach
me, I whipped out my bow and whirlwind and he went down like sack of
Sendai's enclave-not too difficult so long as you remember in the southern
and northern tunnels to go straight for the main baddy each time.
After that, strategy is the key. Sometimes summoning a deva at the right
time or charming undead can turn the tide in your favour. You will start
getting alot of super healing potions off corpses at this point - save them!
After this point I returned to watchers keep and the chromatic demon. I used
a deva and stun and dual-weilding crom soyr and a +4 morning star(even
though I had no proficiency in it) with 1-4 extra electric damage to take
out the demon while it was in poison form. The rest was fairly
straightforward. I killed the demi-lich by transforming into the slayer
which reduced my reputation from 20 to 18.
The challenges in the pocket plane were quite difficult but do-able. At
some point my alignment changed to neutral evil, but I still kept my
abilities so that was fine.
The most difficult battle in my opinion was draconis the brown dragon in
abazigals lair. In time, I was able to kill him with my ravager +6 halberd, hardiness,
and several whirlwinds. Abazigal seemed easier as he didnt spawn millions of
invisible stalkers so I got him the same way.
The ravager slayer I was able to get by using hardiness, dual weilding axe
of unyielding and crom faeyr and whirlwinding.
Make sure you rest fully before going into bhaals area as this will be the
last time you are able to, and bear this in mind for the fist few battles as
you will want to save your abilities for the final couple of fights.
For melissan, concentrate all attacks on her as quickly as possible. The
longer you take the more of a hiding you will get from her beasts.
This is the most challenging game I have ever played, but also the most
satisfying. The storyline is actually very good and I was almost sorry to
have it all end. I hope this shows how it is possible to complete both
games solo and without cheating or even being cheesy.
Submitted by: Grey Hemi