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Amusing question - Heardalis or Dorn?

Hi, i am playing baldurs gate 2 first time since ages and decided to try some new NPC that i have never used before (except viconia). So my party for time being looks like

Me (sorcerer)
Korgan
Edwin
Viconia
Hexxat

and last slot i was thinking about Heardalis but I have met Dorn that looks pretty tanky. I know little about both characters but defensive spin of Blade, his versatility and bard's song is also tempting. Dorn however looks simpler and tankier and i know that ToB is more about big swords rather than spells. What are your thought about that? Whom would you prefer in such a company?

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  • Joan_DaroJoan_Daro Member Posts: 97
    edited July 27
    Nope Dorn isn't a good tank he has 14 con and 156 max hp at 8m exp
    But Ir'revrykal (evil verson of the Holy Avenger) can be *really* useful in TOB. Just don't do his mission wrong.

    That said, HD's off-hand equipment (which deals DEX damage) can also be extremely useful. Bard song also offer great AC bonus to the bard himself (-10 if memory serves right).

    Also, given that you are a sorcerer and have Edwin and Viconia in party, it is possible to do TOB in a magic-and-spells way. Easier to blow Draconis up in seconds than have melee characters running around the whole map after him.

    Post edited by Joan_Daro on
    ThacoBell
  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 6,214
    Bards are the best class. Gotta have a Bard.

  • kicjowkicjow Member Posts: 2
    Joan_Daro said:

    Nope Dorn isn't a good tank he has 14 con and 156 max hp at 8m exp
    But Ir'revrykal (evil verson of the Holy Avenger) can be *really* useful in TOB. Just don't do his mission wrong.

    That said, HD's off-hand equipment (which deals DEX damage) can also be extremely useful. Bard song also offer great AC bonus to the bard himself (-10 if memory serves right).

    Also, given that you are a sorcerer and have Edwin and Viconia in party, it is possible to do TOB in a magic-and-spells way. Easier to blow Draconis up in seconds than have melee characters running around the whole map after him.

    Thank you, i think i will follow then he music of the others plans

  • hoi_Grhoi_Gr Member Posts: 9
    Any arcane magic NPC is better than the rest. TBH the bard vs blackguard part doesn't even come to consideration.

  • UnderstandMouseMagicUnderstandMouseMagic Member Posts: 1,906

    Not going to disagree with the above posts but,

    As you haven't played for a while, it might be easier and enjoyable for you to have a couple of straightforward "go there bash that" NPC rather than the more complicated "sorting out spells and buffing" for nearly every NPC.

    Joan_Daro
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