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by Astafas
Sat May 21, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Bards and Composite longbows
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

[QUOTE=Melondar]I realize that I can rest in Irenicus' Dungeon, but it just seems so unrealistic, so I choose not to. I mean seriously, if you're in the middle of escaping from a dungeon are you really going to think it's a good idea to sit and rest for 8 hours? Anyway, I guess it wouldn't be such a...
by Astafas
Fri May 20, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Seeking your input!
Replies: 29
Views: 1528

[QUOTE=dj_venom]I guess the role-playing reason would be you only learnt to backstab with a thief weapon.[/QUOTE]


Still, it seems very plausible that if you learnt to backstab with one staff, you could do it with another as well. The construction is pretty basic after all... :D
by Astafas
Fri May 20, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Seeking your input!
Replies: 29
Views: 1528

[QUOTE=Thrain]@cuchulain - you can backstab with any weapon thieves can use. thieves cannot use staff of the magi with UAI. You cannot backstab with the staff of the magi, it is impossible.[/QUOTE] Thieves can't use the SoM with UAI? Ain't that the whole point with this ability, to let the character...
by Astafas
Fri May 20, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Best Party
Replies: 111
Views: 8301

[QUOTE=Thrain]when you do make the transition to ToB, it becomes more and more obvious that annoyman cannot hack it in combat. when i had a paladin, aerie, mazzy and annoyman in my party for ToB, mazzy was taking and giving far more damage than he did yet he was the one always being healed. you can ...
by Astafas
Fri May 20, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Has anyone read the Novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 694

[QUOTE=Melondar]Funny, those are actually the two authors whose books I did buy while I was there.[/QUOTE]

They are IMO by far the best authors in the world of Forgotten Realms.
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Has anyone read the Novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 694

They are amongst the worst books you'll ever find. It should be illegal to even sell them. For your own sake, leave them on the shelf and pick up Salvatore's and Cunningham's Forgotten Realms books instead.
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=CFM]Who's better... who's worse... post after post after post... This is one of the main reasons that this game is sooo great. 'This' NPC can be argued as being better than 'that' NPC, and at the exact same time, argued equally as much the opposite. "But he's got Druid spells" "But she's got ...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=Chrizum]well yes, but you could give minsc the girdle too. Like I said, every npc is good when used in a good way, a perfectly equiped Aerie could take on an unequiped Minsc anytime, but when you look at the Npcs just how they are and what they're good at, Minsc is simply the strongest, and h...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Questions regarding assassins
Replies: 15
Views: 940

[QUOTE=lompo]You can't backstab with SoM, because is not considered a weapon a thief can use.[/QUOTE]

That is correct. But Cuchulain82 probably meant that you can use it to go invisible as many times as you want...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=Chrizum]Indeed, Minsc rocks His strength is best in the game[/QUOTE] As I said before, I don't see this as very important. There are so many STR enhancing items to be obtained in the game, that you will not be satisfied with his natural STR for long anyway. Buy little Mazzy the Girdle of Stre...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=Sytze]So do the cleric spells. Besides, Minsc does have a good con and because he's a Ranger he has decent savings as well. Like I said: no specialisation, but spells.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't call a CON of 16 more than decent for a Ranger. Korgan's 19 is far better. So which spells do you use then...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=Sytze]All the profits of being a Ranger (spells, racial enemy, charm animal) and his Berserk ability. He's much like Korgan, if you think of it, minus the specialization, but plus the Ranger spells.[/QUOTE] Korgan got better HPs, and better saving throws. And the (Grand) Mastery sure makes a ...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=Chrizum]Minsc + Korgan combo (no one beats that)[/QUOTE]

Agreed on Korgan, but what according to you makes Minsc good? I hold him as the worst Warrior in the game. His STR is good of course, but there are plenty of STR enhancing items to be found anyway...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Questions regarding assassins
Replies: 15
Views: 940

[QUOTE=lompo]If you are going to dual there is no point to put points in stealth, put your precious point in other abilities and use potions/rings/spells for becom invisible[/QUOTE] That would depend on how much he desires to slip in and out of shadows. Potions, rings and spells are not endless, and...
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=flounder]Yes I am aware. Now you've got me second guessing myself, I might have to take a little jaunt to the Umar Hills and check it out.[/QUOTE]

Just took him in in order to open the Planar Sphere, and at level 9 he's got 2 first level spells.
by Astafas
Thu May 19, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=Coot]I strongly dislike Valygar because of his bland personality, but his abilities make him quite useful. A stalker, like a thief, can backstab but unlike a thief he can stay for melee after the backstab.[/QUOTE]

Not to mention that his backstab will usually hit as well...
by Astafas
Wed May 18, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=flounder]Actually I just dumped him again over the weekend, so it's very fresh. He was 8th level exactly and no priest spells.[/QUOTE]

You do of course know that you have to go inte his spell book and choose the spell before going to sleep?
by Astafas
Wed May 18, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Questions regarding assassins
Replies: 15
Views: 940

[QUOTE=Aztaroth]Thanks for the help! I'll definately dual at 10, then, and to a mage. I want to do the mage stronhold quests (the only ones besides cleric, ranger, and bard that I haven't done)[/QUOTE] In that case, don't forget to poison your Melf's Minute Meteors! You should also consider to put y...
by Astafas
Wed May 18, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=flounder]But I had him at level 8 and I know he didn't have any Priest spells, could that be a bug?[/QUOTE]


Either that, or you remember wrong. :p
by Astafas
Wed May 18, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who's the WORST Npc's ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8784

[QUOTE=flounder]...and Valgyar because he's not really good at anything, he's a Stalker kit w/o most of the special abilities a Stalker would have.[/QUOTE] And what of these abilities would that be now? +20% Stealth Backstab ability (at level 1-8: x1, at level 9-16: x2, at level 17+: x3) At level 12...