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Arvia wrote: »
I've had a combination of bad luck, lack of experience and beginner's mistake...
I went into the 5th floor of the Iron Throne totally unprepared (during my first playthrough, I missed the 5th floor, went to Eltan and got to Candlekeep anyway, so I had no idea what waited for me there).
Long story short, Dynaheir got chunked.
I'm not going to give up, of course, but I didn't dare to continue completely without a mage. So, I dualed Imoen, who was a level 7 thief, into a level 1 mage, so that she can at least Identify and use wands and scrolls (that's because the alternatives would be to hire Edwin or Quayle, which I won't as a paladin), and picked up Alora as a thief. Less than ideal, I know, but I couldn't think of another solution.
I've bought every possible potion I could afford for myself.
Any advice what else I could or should get to raise my chances of survival before I go to Candlekeep? I've bought the Greenstone Amulet, too.
Arvia wrote: »
@Wise_Grimwald , sorry, your reply came while I was typing my answer to the others.
I'm not going to dump Imoen, out of loyalty. Now that she's dualed, I can't take Quayle. But I will use some spam resting for XP, the Ankheg nest is a good idea. I'd rather not have her at level 1.
Or maybe traveling in the Cloakwood or sleeping in the Wyvern cave.