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Old 11-16-2001, 06:29 PM   #11
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Ive played an archer solo though the whole game all the way from jonny boy dugeon to the final battle in TOB and while it was hard at points i still had a lots of fun and its certainaly possiable!

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Old 11-16-2001, 07:32 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Sir Byronas:
I've just started BG2 with an archer and I can tell that with only a simle bow he kills everybody. He just needs one arrow to kill a goblin!
TRY THEM!



*sigh* It took you THIS long to find out? [img]tongue.gif[/img]

In 'short', from an 'expert':

*draws a deep breath*

Yes, Archers are great, yes, the highest enchantment for an arrow in BG2 is +2, no, you won't have any trouble killing anything unless it's a special character or, in some cases, a gollem, no, cheating is not very Archerlike, yes, you can do it if you really want to, yes, Archers can hit anything as long as they specialise, yes, if you specialise in darts you can become good at throwing them, no, the normal bow is better and more traditional than a throwing knife, yes, there area lot of magic items in the game, archers can have 5 slots in longbow from the start, and two in dual-wielding, and one more to spend on whaever you like, Mazzy is not a real archer and will never be a real archer but she does come close to being one, you don't need tanks when playing an archer, though they can be useful.

*passes out due to a lack of oxygen*

Ehr, that is how I see it anyway. You can take it as the truth or find out this is the truth yourself


That came out like I answered these questions a thousand times already and am sick of it...
Well, I'm not. Ask me again [img]smile.gif[/img] I love to talk about the archer [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-16-2001, 11:05 PM   #13
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I tried an archer once, and I really really liked this character. I was not aware that there were no limits on demi humans so I scrapped my elven archer thinking that I could not get higher than level 15. I will have to try an archer again now that I know better!!!!
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Old 11-16-2001, 11:07 PM   #14
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bow with the phantom arrows


Something to consider about Trasheron's Bow (i.e. the bow with phantom arrows), it's great to give to Nalia or Imoen. But one of the weaknesses of it is that "normal" magical bows get a THAC0 bonus from BOTH the bow and the arrows. Trasheron's Bow thac0 bonus of +3 remains +3. The heartseeker bow firing +2 arrows has a thac0 bonus of +6.


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Is the Archer that much more effective than Mazzy?


Mazzy cannot stealth like a good Archer. There's nothing quite like sneaking up close to a mage and peppering him with a volley of arrows.

Whenever I've played Mazzy, the moment that I can equip her with one of the STR enhancing items, I move her to the front lines. She makes a darned good tank. For a halfling that aspires to be a paladin, being a grandmaster with a shortbow just doesn't seem proper.
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:31 AM   #15
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Question for soloing Archers... ...

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Old 11-17-2001, 12:45 AM   #16
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Nods to Legolas.

When ever you do find one of those enemies that you cannot hit with a +2 arrow, your called shot can enhance it making it possible, at least with the dragons.


About the archer/cleric, I don't see why you would have to cheat that. Just start an archer and dual him or her to a cleric when you reach whatever level you'd like.
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Old 11-17-2001, 01:26 AM   #17
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Me i just pounded on him as fast as hard ASAP the second he went hostile was the second i was spewing hundreds of arrows per second at him took quite a few try but u can do it
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Old 11-17-2001, 01:38 AM   #18
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I did some checking into the archer/cleric thing and found out this:
The archer class can only give 2 stars in slings. I can't figure out why this is... Anyway, I am purely speculating on this, but based in the fact you only can put in 2 stars, you probably don't get any bonuses with the sling like you can with the other missle weapons. Sorry.
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Old 11-17-2001, 01:41 AM   #19
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Originally posted by Thrawn:
Me i just pounded on him as fast as hard ASAP the second he went hostile was the second i was spewing hundreds of arrows per second at him took quite a few try but u can do it


If I recall correctly, you need +4 or better weapons to hit him, which was why I am asking, because to melee him with an Archer is suicidal.
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Old 11-17-2001, 02:38 PM   #20
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i found too many arrows. I have about 200 arrows of biting
100 +2 arrows. I wanna get rid of them. Also Mazzy and Imoen have all their arrow slots taken up withe flame and acid arrows.
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