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proficiencies

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2001 4:16 pm
by Grimbold the Unlovely
I am a level 12 kensai. My current proficiencies are:

katana ****
longsword **
dual wield **

How many more proficiencies can I expect to get in the game? Any advice as to how to distribute them? This topic seems oddly neglected in the manual. No info is given about the number of proficiencies one can expect or when one can expect them.

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2001 4:37 pm
by Drakron Du´Dark
Weapon Proficiencies is how well a character *Knows* its weapon, You get a + to put in proficiencies every X times you go up a level,the X times required to get a + depends on the class(I dont Know the levels require for the kensai but if uses the fighter class is + on every 2 levels)
How many, that will depend on the class on the game.
A figther max level in the Game(XCap on) is 19 so you get 9 proficiencies slots in the game(hint:use one more for dual wield you get 0 on main and -2 on off hand pelnaty)

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"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not became a monster... when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss gazes into you..."
Friedrich Nietzsche

[This message has been edited by Drakron Du´Dark (edited 01-06-2001).]

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2001 6:32 pm
by Grimbold the Unlovely
Thanks. Do those 9 proficiencies inlude the starting 6, or is it 9 in total?

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2001 6:53 pm
by Drakron Du´Dark
Well I am not very sure because I cant remenber how many proficies you got when you start a new game...whait (Load BG I game, start new game,Import *figther*, see the game,)
You start with 4 weapons proficies at level 1 , and get 1 every 2 levels up.so there is a total of 13.




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"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not became a monster... when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss gazes into you..."
Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:16 am
by Radek
Wrong.
1. Fighters get one + per 3 levels (lvl 3, lvl 6, lvl 9, etc.)
2. Clerics get one + per 4 levels (lvl 4, lvl 8, etc.)
3. Mages get one + per 6 levels (lvl 6, lvl 12, exp cap, lvl 18)
4. Thiefs get one + per 4? levels.

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:22 am
by Omar
If you start BGII and begin as a Fighter (with 89000 exp) you get to spend 6 points.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2001 10:21 pm
by Grimbold the Unlovely
I am now at level 17 and have 9 proficiencies. I expect to get another at level 18 making 10 in the whole game.

That's 6 to start with, then 1 more at each of the following levels: 9, 12, 15, 18.

I am a kensai with four in katana, three in dual-wield (thanks for the hint!), and two in longsword. My dilemma is now to choose where to put that last proficiency. I think I shall go with katana so I can have the satisfaction of being a grandmaster. I most often use celestial fury, but I also like Daystar and Equalizer. Flametongue is useful against trolls. What swords/proficiencies do others like?

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:19 am
by Ivanhoe
OK, everyone knows about Crom Fraeyr and Carsomyr, and the piles of Long Swords, but not many appreciate this one:

Axe. Azuredge. This weapon is bugged and as such is close to being the best weapon in the game (does 3d6 damage instead of d6). To counter that it's "death" powers against undead don't work.

Still, even without the bug (you can get a patch from baldurdash.com), a +3 weapon that works both in melee and missile combat with special powers is pretty damn good. That double benefit is only available to proficiencies in dagger and axe and AFAIK Azuredge is the only weapon makes use of it. There are several other good axes as well.