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Old 12-02-2001, 01:40 PM   #21
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Originally posted by Anansi:
So examples of my spells are: dire charm, (improved)invisibility, mirror image,spook,mental domination, simulacrum. . . and so forth. Not the average spell list I suppose, but I'm having fun and that's what counts!


Heh, reminds me of my first Sorcerer. I had no idea that they were restricted to 4-5 spells per spell level, and had about zero knowledge about D&D spells. I had spells like Dire Charm, Domination, Confusion( got fed up/inspired by Umber Hulks), Disintegrate, etc... and I had no Magic Missile!

LOL

I still had fun with him however, even though I ended up relying more on my party members to do the killing for me. Heh, heh... playing BG2 for the first time... such a long time ago... ...
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Old 12-02-2001, 01:53 PM   #22
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Dundee, just ignore this! You are a pioneer on the subject of soloing here on the Ironworks! Your lists are very helpful and aren't formulated as the only possible way at all. Maybe some people are just jealous
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Me a pioneer? [img]redface.gif[/img] Nah... no way. I observed and learnt from the obsessed soloists from the BlackIsle Forums. There were many, many fanatical soloists( on Insane Difficulty naturally) over there, Kensai->Mages, Sorcerers and Assassins were the top three favourites over there. There were also several heated debates and threads titled, "Fighter versus Mages", which unfortunately tended to turn ugly, but among the strife, I managed to pick up several good pointers.

Now you know why I know.

Heh, heh... I still remember a thread that was titled something like to the tune of, "Who can beat a level 40 Swashbuckler?". The person who started the thread basically challenged people to try to therotically beat his Swashbuckler with a non-spellcaster. It disintegrated into a Flame War. Heh... ...

Ah well, anyway, thanks for the kind words Melusine, but it is no biggie. I edited the text on the main pages earlier today( or rather, yesterday) already. Might as well try to please everybody. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-02-2001, 02:02 PM   #23
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LOL - ok... I just thought he was being too harsh after all the trouble you went through, and I thought his comments quite pointless - I have never seen you imply that your strategy is the only valid on anywhere. In fact, you're usually exceptionally patient and friendly to most people - that's an admirable quality that I wish we'd see more in here [img]smile.gif[/img]

And I don't know the situation on the BlackIsle boards, that's why I said you are a pioneer HERE on the IW.
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Old 12-02-2001, 02:31 PM   #24
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I heard about all of these solo sorcerer spell lists. Where can i find them?

Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2001, 02:33 PM   #25
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Uh... the links are in Dundee's signature, in the first post on this thread....

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Old 12-02-2001, 02:43 PM   #26
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Dundee, you ARE a great man at IW. Your lists have helped me alot in the past and the little comments you put by your screenshots are very funny.
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Old 12-02-2001, 02:49 PM   #27
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So let's get back to the Sorcerer tips. I'm all ears [img]graemlins/knightsmile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2001, 10:27 AM   #28
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My best sorcerer tip is- Dump your sorcerer and get a specialist mage [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2001, 10:36 AM   #29
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The only reason a Sorcerer is easier than a Mage is because its perceived to be so through a curtain of laziness. In the BG series, there is no penalty for finishing the game in 200 days rather than 20 days, so why not use a general mage and rest before every major battle, changing your spell selection to be EXACTLY what will allow you to succeed?

I think the whole debate is moot really... sure, a Sorcerer can use any of his spells at any time, but so can a regular mage given 8 hours of sleep which blinks by you in a 3 second cut-scene.

So who is actually more powerful...?
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Old 12-04-2001, 01:27 PM   #30
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Can a Mage cast his entire stock of spell nearly 10 times over in one session? Therotically he could, but he would have to sacrifice all his level 7 spell slots to Project Image. A Sorcerer can do so, and still select other level 7 spells like Finger of Death or Ruby Ray of Reversal( one less with each successful cast of Project Image).

Excluding Edwin, can a Mage summon 6 Planetars? Can a Mage cast any level 9-10 spell 6 times in a row? Can a Mage cast a level 8 spell 9 times in a row? Will a Mage always have that 3rd, 4th, 5th, even 6th Stoneskin( or Mirror Image for that matter)?

A Mage may have versatility in spell memorisation, but he can never beat the Sorcerer in terms of versatility in spell usage.

With a proper spell list, a Sorcerer can handle and adapt to any situation without the need to rest. You cannot use the 'can rest anyway' argument, because the fact that you need to rest already indicates that you not as adaptive as the Sorcerer.

Yes, Mages can be fun, and I do enjoy my solo Wild Mage, but a Sorcerer is where the true power lies with regards to spellcasting.
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