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questions regarding neera

how viable is she as a wild mage and how rewarding is her romance? I´m considering using her or a sorcerer.


  • ZaxaresZaxares Member Posts: 476
    Ehh, this is pretty subjective. I LOATHE Wild Magic because I always seem to get negative side effects, and I hate the unpredictability of it all. Neera herself is pretty adorkable and I like her and her story personally, but her romance just does not cater to my tastes.

  • ChroniclerChronicler Member Posts: 983
    Wild Magic is borderline useless at low levels, incredibly powerful at high levels, but mostly it just means you spend more time reloading.

    I've never done her romance but the screen shots I've seen look weird and icky.

  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 263
    At low levels, the wild mage's tradeoff is basically an extra spell per level for a 5% chance of random effects that probably amount to failure. At her maximum BG1 level, that 5% chance is approximately one spell per day if you use all of your slots - quite a bit less than the five extra spell slots you gained. Neera is stronger than a single-classed generalist mage, even at low levels.

    But then, there aren't any single-classed generalist mages you can recruit as companions, in either BG1 or BG2. Neera has mediocre stats; 17 Int is standard for recruitable mages, and her 14 Con doesn't grant any HP. She's OK, but she doesn't stand out from the pack; any of the specialist mages in BG1 will match her for overall usefulness.

    In my current run, I brought her along only for her quest, using a PC dragon disciple and a dual-classed Imoen for my mage needs otherwise. Neera got off one wild surge: she fired a color spray backward. Thankfully, my party was too high a level to be affected.

  • GallengerGallenger Member Posts: 400
    Neera can be a solid mage for the party. Obviously can't touch Baeloth or Edwin, but is still good and she is CN so she'll roll with most anything. In BG2 she becomes extraordinarily strong.

    Her romance is OK if you like romances in your game, I'm not a particular fan of romances, but I didn't hate it.

  • TruschkaTruschka Member Posts: 10
    okay. i´m pretty torn about this. if I use a mod for romance who would be more fitting for a berserker cleric? jaheira, viconia or aerie?

  • ZaxaresZaxares Member Posts: 476
    Berserker Cleric? Sounds right up Viconia's alley, especially if you're more evil-aligned. ;)

  • ilduderinoilduderino Member Posts: 246
    edited August 23
    She’s great if you like reloading and / or low rep. Last time I used her she blew up Ender Sai when a spell went bad

    Her romance is my least favourite but some people seem to really like it

    Post edited by ilduderino on
  • ChroniclerChronicler Member Posts: 983
    A lot of people feel they can justify her in a party of any alignment, because it's hard to sort out exactly what evils she's really committed, and she can be reformed through her romance.

    Is she a bit of a cynical selfish misanthrope on a slow journey to being a better person, or is she a legit pathological killer and sadist in a doomsday cult? Hard to tell. The game gives you very little in terms of cold hard facts about her. Just a lot of hearsay. You can pretty much interpret her as you will, and your character can too.

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