Hi all. I just realized that when I'm controlling a character other than my main character (combat mage), the CM sometimes uses the staff he is holding rather than his magic (even though the spell is selected, not the staff). Is there a way to force them to use only magic? Do I have to remove the staff? I like to keep it there for its benefits. But I'm still wondering if he won't just use his fists anyway. Both he and my NM have gained a level in melee because of this.
P.S. If I move on to Act II, can I still return and do things in the Act I area?
JohnJSal wrote:..... and there he was swinging away!
don't the mages always use their staff to cast spells?
without a staff they make the same movement with their hands
that's what i noticed
oh and i think they sometimes seem to defend themselves when attacked
oh well, mages have their mysterious ways
I have had this problem too from time to time. It sometimes changes his set action when you mess with his weapon like unequiping it or equiping a new one. If you do this it sometimes changes that to his preset action. Always double check after you re-equip people.
when in doubt hit pause (spacebar), select your mage, check mana level and refresh if necessary, deselect then reselect the required spell as "active", then right click a target enemy to get the mage to attack him, hit the space bar again and resume your battle
The mage will be in mellee mode every time you change a staff. So remember to choose the spell you want the character to use. How do you do change from mellee to magic. Open up the character and selct the spell to use. e.g. Combat mage use the "w" key to open weapon panel and chose the spell to use.