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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 08-10-2001, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Xod
1. Necromancer - I just really like them; great...

1. Necromancer - I just really like them; great for roleplaying
2. Sorcerer - they can handle any situation at any time
3. Cleric/Mage - The ability to use cleric spells in sequencers and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 08-10-2001, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Xod
Actually, they were always there. These two areas...

Actually, they were always there. These two areas were coded this way to compensate for your level. If you are a high enough level, they are liches. But, if you not they are Greater Mummies.
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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-25-2001, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Xod
The poison head and serpent shaft are both in...

The poison head and serpent shaft are both in Watcher's Keep.



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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-25-2001, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Xod
The only ways I know of a thief being able to do...

The only ways I know of a thief being able to do more than one attack per round is by dual-wielding and/or Hasting. Regular Haste add one attack per round, and Improved Haste doubles the number of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-24-2001, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 537
Posted By Xod
There is a bug with Similacrum/Project Image and...

There is a bug with Similacrum/Project Image and summoning. A party can only have a total of 5 creatures and only one Planetar/Deva at any time. However, a Projected Image and/or Similacrum is not a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-24-2001, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Xod
Demogorgon might have the edge against Melissan,...

Demogorgon might have the edge against Melissan, she isn't that tough (when you only have to fight her once)

I think Balthazar would crush Irenicus quite easily...



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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-24-2001, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Xod
I get the same thing, my system is a powerhouse...

I get the same thing, my system is a powerhouse too. Hopefully, a future patch will fix it...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-24-2001, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Xod
Chain Contingency: See Enemy - Nearest Enemy - 3...

Chain Contingency: See Enemy - Nearest Enemy - 3 Abi Dalzim's Horrid Wilting; devastating if the target isn't magic resistant (or shielded).

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Spell Trigger: 3 Sunfires, this one is pretty...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Xod
Sentinel is not that great. It has no other...

Sentinel is not that great. It has no other abilities than extra AC. The Shield of Harmony is the best shield in the game...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Xod
The Beastmaster can cast Find Familiar. It is not...

The Beastmaster can cast Find Familiar. It is not in the manual, but they can.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Xod
The first battle on the Tree, definitely. The...

The first battle on the Tree, definitely. The second battle in hell, a mage may need some summons to get the Pit Fiends off of him/her. It is possible to do it without summons, but it would be a real...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By Xod
Ditch Aerie, she is utterly useless. How can...

Ditch Aerie, she is utterly useless. How can anyone say Nalia is worse than Aerie? At lease Nalia can acheive a descent level as a mage, good ablility scores, and doesn't stutter...

Besides, you...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Xod
Yes, it does finally come full circle, and you...

Yes, it does finally come full circle, and you get to choose what to do...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Xod
The more difficult the item is to make, the more...

The more difficult the item is to make, the more likely your apprenti are to die. The Ring of Wizardry will kill 2 and the Staff of Power will kill all of your apprenti...

There is no real use for...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Xod
It is fun to play an evil party, but much more...

It is fun to play an evil party, but much more difficult at first and quests give less exp and item/gold rewards.

Demand gold before taking any quest, don't do any charity, and don't take any crap...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-24-2001, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By Xod
Definitely get ToB. You won't be disappointed. ...

Definitely get ToB. You won't be disappointed.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-23-2001, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By Xod
I pretty much do that. I use Similacrums and have...

I pretty much do that. I use Similacrums and have them cast Similacrum, and have them all summon and improved haste the summons while my real character removes his protections, lowers resists, etc.
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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-23-2001, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Xod
I think my Necromancer was level 26. I had Edwin...

I think my Necromancer was level 26. I had Edwin and Jan in the party as well, suffices to say that fights ended very quickly...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-23-2001, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Xod
I like Imoen myself. But, if I want a thief, I...

I like Imoen myself. But, if I want a thief, I take Jan.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-23-2001, 01:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,253
Posted By Xod
I'd give him a 7, for two reasons: 1. No...

I'd give him a 7, for two reasons:

1. No kit, straight fighter. You could have had a Berserker without any penalties considering the equipment you use. While enraged you get: +2 to hit, +2 damage,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-23-2001, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By Xod
I am not sure, I've never slaughtered them all...

I am not sure, I've never slaughtered them all *before* getting the eggs. If you can get the eggs, no problem. But, I think that you need a specific key to get to the eggs...


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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-23-2001, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Xod
Iron Golems are also pretty much immune to missle...

Iron Golems are also pretty much immune to missle weapons, except for:

Sling of Everard
Short Bow of Gesen
Tansheron's Bow

and Melf's Minute Meteors (third level mage spell)

You can get...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-23-2001, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Xod
Use potions of Mind Focusing, they raise Int and...

Use potions of Mind Focusing, they raise Int and Dex +3 for 12 hours. Almost every temple and potion shop sells them too...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-23-2001, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Xod
Jeez, sounds like you got bugged somehow. There...

Jeez, sounds like you got bugged somehow. There is a scripted sequence that is supposed to happen when you return to the Temple, and you automatically brought inside. I hate to say it but, you'll...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-23-2001, 12:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,553
Posted By Xod
1. Who was your favourite NPC in BG2? ...

1. Who was your favourite NPC in BG2?

Korgan. He is surprisingly interesting, considering he is just a Dwarven mercenary who is only concerned with money...

2. What was your favourite phrase...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-22-2001, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Xod
Your Pocket Plane is where you face your...

Your Pocket Plane is where you face your challenges, where you gave up a part of your soul, etc...

Access you special abilities, and choose "pocket plane".

That is, unless you are talking about...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-22-2001, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 520
Posted By Xod
Or Chain Contingency set to See Enemy: Lower...

Or Chain Contingency set to See Enemy: Lower Resist, Lower Resist, Greater Malison and then cast Finger of Death. It may take a couple of Finger of Deaths to make the roll, but when I did it with my...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-22-2001, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By Xod
Must have had to summon a buttload of them, as...

Must have had to summon a buttload of them, as the Maraliths (sp) constantly charm them...



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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-22-2001, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Xod
Mage: 1/ Magic Missle 2/ Mirror Image 3/...

Mage:

1/ Magic Missle
2/ Mirror Image
3/ Skull Trap
4/ Stoneskin and Greater Malison
5/ Lower Resistance
6/ Death
7/ Finger of Death
8/ Abi Dalzim's Horrid Wilting
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-21-2001, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By Xod
Has anyone done it? Legitimately that is, no...

Has anyone done it? Legitimately that is, no cheesy trap tactics.

I've tried dozens of times with my Sorcerer, and have only been able to get him down to badly wounded.

I'm interested in any...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-21-2001, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,453
Posted By Xod
It happens when he scores a critical hit, if I...

It happens when he scores a critical hit, if I recall correctly.




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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-21-2001, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Xod
Just ignore it for now, it is part of the plot...

Just ignore it for now, it is part of the plot later on (if you choose a certain path)...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-21-2001, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Xod
I think that is an error in the wording of the...

I think that is an error in the wording of the manual. There is a contingency page, but it doesn't list spell triggers. You can view your contingencies by opening up your spell book, and clicking on...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-21-2001, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,689
Posted By Xod
Necromancer, always. ------------------ ...

Necromancer, always.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-21-2001, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By Xod
It only unlocks one door, the one right before...

It only unlocks one door, the one right before you meet Samia (the Treasure Hunter). The lock on that door is pickable, that's why most people don't ever need to use it.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-20-2001, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Xod
For that group, I'd ditch Vicky and pick up...

For that group, I'd ditch Vicky and pick up Jaheira. Better fighter, and can backup heal. Druids get some cool abilities in ToB; plus, as a multi-class, she gets special abilities from both fighter...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-20-2001, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Xod
I'm a Nalia fan, but I have to concede that in...

I'm a Nalia fan, but I have to concede that in your group, dump her. You need more Melee muscle up front. Jaheira is great in ToB. Give her the Staff of the Ram + 6 and she rocks!




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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-20-2001, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Xod
Monks get their abilities at level 20, at...

Monks get their abilities at level 20, at 2,700,000. Multi-class characters have a big advantage in ToB, as they can choose from both ability tables everytime they level up, in either class.
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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-20-2001, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Xod
Improved Alacrity is not that great. It sounds...

Improved Alacrity is not that great. It sounds good, but only lasts for 2 rounds, it is only good for casting spells with a very short cast time.

I found comet to be better than Dragon's Breath,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-19-2001, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Xod
It is not hard at all, just follow Jaheira's...

It is not hard at all, just follow Jaheira's advice on where to go and who to talk to.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-19-2001, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Xod
Sorry, I've never played the demo version, so I...

Sorry, I've never played the demo version, so I don't know if you can or not. But in the full version, the key is in a trapped chest in the room past the 3 Dryads.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-19-2001, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Xod
Welcome. 1. Sure can. 2. Yup. 3. I...

Welcome.

1. Sure can.
2. Yup.
3. I really don't think so.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 07-19-2001, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Xod
You just "activate" them twice, once will bring...

You just "activate" them twice, once will bring up the clue, and the second will consume the item (or punish you).

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-19-2001, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Xod
You can summon any of the NPCs from SoA right at...

You can summon any of the NPCs from SoA right at the beginning of ToB, and they all have at least +3 weapons. The romances do continue, as long as you continue the game from the Final Save in SoA and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-19-2001, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Xod
Bioware isn't using their infinity engine...

Bioware isn't using their infinity engine anymore, but Black Isle might use it again. I am just hoping that Never Winter Nights doesn't get pushed back anymore...

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-18-2001, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Xod
I just did this battle solo with my sorcerer, and...

I just did this battle solo with my sorcerer, and it is a very tough battle. What I did was summon up a Planetar, and a couple of Mordenkainen's swords (improved hasted), along with some Similacrums....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-18-2001, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Xod
I'm doing the same. My Sorcerer is maxed-out exp...

I'm doing the same. My Sorcerer is maxed-out exp wise, and I'm finishing up Watcher's Keep right now. I am trying to figure out a strategy for Demogorgon.

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-18-2001, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Xod
Oh yeah. I have been playing a solo sorcerer from...

Oh yeah. I have been playing a solo sorcerer from the beginning of SoA, and got all my 10th level spells by chapter 5.



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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-18-2001, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Xod
Not to worry. As soon as ToB is installed, the...

Not to worry. As soon as ToB is installed, the exp. cap is raised to 8 million, even in SoA. I am currently playing a Solo Sorcerer from the beginning, and reached the 8 million cap before even...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-18-2001, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,735
Posted By Xod
I was lucky enough to keep training Sarevok in...

I was lucky enough to keep training Sarevok in Halberds...my reward?

Ravager + 6

STATISTICS:

Cast Cloak of Fear three times/day

Combat Abilities:
3-18 bonus damage each hit unless...
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