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Coldhearth (Spoiler)

Necromanx2Necromanx2 Member Posts: 1,237
OK. What happened? As a freshly minted lich Coldhearth used to have no spells. Now he comes fully loaded. On top of that. Each time I kill him he comes back fully loaded with spells, spawns right next to me and always knows where I am at even when I haste far out of sight and close doors between us. On top of that, if I run someone to grab his phalactery and destroy it, it says he screams in rage as his soul dies, yet he is still running around fully loaded with spells. How the heck are 9th and 10th level characters suppose to have two fights with a fully loaded lich (you need to win one to get his key) who spams AOE spells that hold and knock you out when they don't just kill you AND deal with the fire elementals and skeletal warrior that spawn after I have already killed everything?

This fight has become pretty much impossible to win.

I don't have any difficulty mods on, only Eldritch Magic and Palemaster for Sorcerers.

Would love to know the secret to this?

Post edited by Tresset on

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  • brunardobrunardo Member Posts: 514
    @Necromanx2 did you use the secret revealed?

    semiticgoddess
  • Necromanx2Necromanx2 Member Posts: 1,237
    Now that I think about it. Wasn't the dwarf at the entrance suppose to give me some gem with some charges? Ugh!! I ended up using two scrolls of anti-magic to finish the battle. It was a supreme pain to win.

  • sibakruomsibakruom Member Posts: 28
    edited November 2016

    Now that I think about it. Wasn't the dwarf at the entrance suppose to give me some gem with some charges?

    That's the aforementioned Secret Revealed. Did you go back to said dwarf after witnessing Coldhearth's transformation and tell him about it? He should give you the Secret Revelaed at that point. If he didn't then that's a bug.

    Edit: I think you need to convince the dwarf that you're telling the truth as well. Either through a Charisma check or by collecting some evidence. The evidence is located on the same level as the dwarf, inside the locked chest near where you encountered the giant (you should have found the key to the chest on the lower level).

    semiticgoddess
  • TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 8,219
    edited November 2016

    Edit: I think you need to convince the dwarf that you're telling the truth as well. Either through a Charisma check or by collecting some evidence. The evidence is located on the same level as the dwarf, inside the locked chest near where you encountered the giant (you should have found the key to the chest on the lower level).

    If you rescued the giant earlier that will also convince them.

    Godsemiticgoddess
  • UnderstandMouseMagicUnderstandMouseMagic Member Posts: 2,147
    I found it impossible as well, tried many times.
    But then just ran like buggery to get the phylactery, destroyed it ultra quick and ended up winning without really knowing why or how.
    Most dissapointing.

    It's a good fight on one level, on the other hand a real head to head was too hard so ended up "cheesing" it when the novelty of trying had worn off.

    As for the special gem, since when does anybody use something that useful immediately on their first run through?
    It does against every instinct that dictates you must, must, must hang on to it unused for the next encounter that might be even more difficult.............and then ultimately end the game with it still in the inventury.

  • DaevelonDaevelon Member Posts: 600

    I found it impossible as well, tried many times.
    But then just ran like buggery to get the phylactery, destroyed it ultra quick and ended up winning without really knowing why or how.
    Most dissapointing.

    It's a good fight on one level, on the other hand a real head to head was too hard so ended up "cheesing" it when the novelty of trying had worn off.

    As for the special gem, since when does anybody use something that useful immediately on their first run through?
    It does against every instinct that dictates you must, must, must hang on to it unused for the next encounter that might be even more difficult.............and then ultimately end the game with it still in the inventury.

    Actually there is another lich, connected with the Spectacles of Spectacle. This one become a piece of cake too with the gem

    Gallowglass
  • Mush_MushMush_Mush Member Posts: 476
    I love that the title of this thread is a spoiler followed by a spoiler warning :D

    JuliusBorisov
  • TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 8,219
  • Necromanx2Necromanx2 Member Posts: 1,237
    Sorry about the title.

    When I wrote this I was seething over how hard the battle was. Totally didn't notice the go back to talk thing and ended up using my two anti-magic scrolls to get through after I wrote the thread. I wish I would have paid better attention.

  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 12,144
    Yeah, this series tends to punish you for not paying attention.

    Gallowglass
  • sibakruomsibakruom Member Posts: 28

    As for the special gem, since when does anybody use something that useful immediately on their first run through?
    It does against every instinct that dictates you must, must, must hang on to it unused for the next encounter that might be even more difficult.............and then ultimately end the game with it still in the inventury.

    I freely admit I'm this kind of hoarder myself but in this case it never even crossed my mind. While the Secret Revealed is indeed powerful and comes with limited charges, something that should scream "Hoard!", it's also narrow in its application and you're given it specifically to complete a sidequest. As such I assumed it wouldn't be usable anywhere else in the game, and finding out that it could indeed be used at another point later on actually came as a surprise.

    AerakarThacoBell
  • GallowglassGallowglass Member Posts: 3,356
    The Secret Revealed is a well-calculated item. You use it at least once (but often need it twice) against Coldhearth, then you use it again (once) against the lich summoned by the Spectacles of Spectacle, and that exhausts its three charges ... but that's fine, because there's nothing else in the game for which it is useful. (But don't waste any of its charge, else you'll be left fighting an angry lich the hard way ... which is not impossible, but is definitely not easy at SoD levels!)

    Daevelon
  • ArunsunArunsun Member Posts: 1,590

    The Secret Revealed is a well-calculated item. You use it at least once (but often need it twice) against Coldhearth, then you use it again (once) against the lich summoned by the Spectacles of Spectacle, and that exhausts its three charges ... but that's fine, because there's nothing else in the game for which it is useful. (But don't waste any of its charge, else you'll be left fighting an angry lich the hard way ... which is not impossible, but is definitely not easy at SoD levels!)

    First time I fought Coldhearth I did it without the Secret Revealed (did not know it exist, I saw a lich and decided to fight it because it's evil). It took about 20 reloads and 10 "what's wrong with the devs to make such a hard encounter, I'm level 8"

    Daevelon
  • batoorbatoor Member Posts: 677
    edited November 2016
    First lich in the BG saga I could actually help and leave in peace^^

    Can't undo that fine work, so I was pleased. Regardless of the morbidity and alignment of necromancy, it's damn nice arcane workmanship imo.

  • DaevelonDaevelon Member Posts: 600
    batoor said:

    First lich in the BG saga I could actually help and leave in peace^^

    Actually, there is Vongoethe in Throne of Bhaal too.

    GallowglassMush_Mushsemiticgoddess
  • SirBatinceSirBatince Member Posts: 870
    He uses weaker spells depending on your game difficulty (won't go past skulltrap on easy)

    perhaps you remember him that way?

    semiticgoddess
  • ArunsunArunsun Member Posts: 1,590
    batoor said:

    First lich in the BG saga I could actually help and leave in peace^^

    Can't undo that fine work, so I was pleased. Regardless of the morbidity and alignment of necromancy, it's damn nice arcane workmanship imo.

    Actually there are some good liches, called Archliches (and Baelnorn if they are elven). This one's not good but Necromancy is not necessarily Evil

    ThacoBell
  • TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 8,219
    One of my own made up characters is an elven Archlich.

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