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Which Cleric (NPC) do you prefer?

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  • ArcanjoArcanjo Member Posts: 149
    Viconia (Cleric) [Wis:15 | Dex: 19 | Con: 8]
    I used a Bardic spell (STR) that allowed Viconia to equip a shield, at the end of the Buff, the shield turned red, but I still equipped it and giving the bonus (Apparently)! I loved this because it allows her to have shields or equipment that she could not, just snorting once (I do not have the Ogre's gauntlet yet, this is a slash twist)! What do you guys think about that?

    I do not know if I could do something similar to compensate for the lack of Dexterity of others and things like that without having to wait until the end of the game.

    sarevok57
  • Permidion_StarkPermidion_Stark Member Posts: 3,886
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    For years I was a confirmed Viconia fan - mainly because saving her gives me an excuse to kill one of the Flaming Fist - but these days I tend to opt for Branwen because I think she has a nice voice.

    Arcanjosarevok57tbone1
  • ArcanjoArcanjo Member Posts: 149
    Viconia (Cleric) [Wis:15 | Dex: 19 | Con: 8]
    Can you pick up the Elven chain Mail?
    I took the dorn and killed a druid, now he wants to get another guy, but I do not know if he has to get there fast just to kill and get the reward.

  • SkatanSkatan Member Posts: 3,486
    Tiax (Cleric/Thief) [Wis:12 | Dex: 16 | Con: 16]
    Don't read if you don't want spoilers. Obviously. But you can at least know that it's not timed.

    You can't finish that part of the quest before:

    ..you gain access to baldur's gate.

    ArcanjoThacoBell
  • jsavingjsaving Member Posts: 262
    edited August 2
    Yeslick (Fighter/Cleric) [Str: 15 | Wis:16 | Dex: 12 | Con: 17]
    One issue a couple of people have mentioned is that the multiclass cleric NPCs all appear fairly late in the game, which means you have to make your party balance decisions at a point when only Branwen and Viconia are viable options. I would gladly take Yeslick if he were available from the start but usually just make do with Jaheira, who doesn't quite have the spellcasting breadth of a cleric but is the best druid in the game as she can wear full plate and cast a couple of cleric-only spells (including raise dead).

    Arcanjo
  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 3,811
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    jsaving said:

    One issue a couple of people have mentioned is that the multiclass cleric NPCs all appear fairly late in the game, which means you have to make your party balance decisions at a point when only Branwen and Viconia are viable options. I would gladly take Yeslick if he were available from the start but usually just make do with Jaheira, who doesn't quite have the spellcasting breadth of a cleric but is the best druid in the game as she can wear full plate and cast a couple of cleric-only spells (including raise dead).

    if i choose to take yeslick on my runs, i will just use branwen and when i hit the cloakwood mines, boot her out and bring yeslick in

    although usually if i go for yeslick i will run straight to the cloakwood mines to get him as soon as possible, sometimes i will even get to the cloakwood mines before i even hit 8000 XP per character

    butteredsoulArcanjo
  • GallengerGallenger Member Posts: 377
    edited August 2
    Quayle (Cleric/Illustionist) [Wis: 10 | Int: 17 | Dex: 15 | Con: 11]
    I mean for me much like sarevok, I *rush* to cloakwood if I want Yeslick, which gives me a reason to take Coran too since I'll be rushing to him too along the way :D

    My vote is for Quayle though - you can mod him into the carnival which is a lovely spot to pick him up and give yourself an extra arcane caster + healbot.


    One run I specifically went there as fast as humanly possible just to get the whole gang of NPCs you can find in the cloakwood - Yeslick, Coran, Faldorn, and Eldoth lol. Made for an interesting team.

    Yann1989sarevok57
  • ZaghoulZaghoul Member, Moderator Posts: 3,081
    Tiax (Cleric/Thief) [Wis:12 | Dex: 16 | Con: 16]
    I don;t usually include a cleric, but when I do I prefer Tiax. Mostly because the majority of my characters are played with some serious mental issues going on, in one form or another, and think other NPC's with borderline insanity issues have a special insight into things. Gnome C/T's have been a favorite of mine in the past as well. Between Tiax's banter and his ghast which can be buffed quite nicely, esp. with SR's, he's the usual choice for temporary jaunts about the lands. I only wish I could rescue him from Spellhold the few times I made it into BG2. With so much Cyric business going on in SoD, I've thought he would have had some interesting banter there.

    Contemplative_HamsterRaduzielArcanjoThacoBell
  • DhariusDharius Member Posts: 210
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    Branwen is quite a nice person. Viconia is not a very nice person. So Branwen wins :) There.

    Permidion_StarkArcanjoThacoBelldeltago
  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,465
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    Branwen usually. :) Although I have been warming to Quayle and Yeslick. :3

    ArcanjoThacoBell
  • ChroniclerChronicler Member Posts: 425
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    I don't like Quayle because he perves on Jaheira.

    Arcanjo
  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,214
  • ZaghoulZaghoul Member, Moderator Posts: 3,081
    Tiax (Cleric/Thief) [Wis:12 | Dex: 16 | Con: 16]
    Raduziel said:
    Nice one. That looks good. B)

    Arcanjo
  • thespacethespace Member Posts: 1,022
    Viconia (Cleric) [Wis:15 | Dex: 19 | Con: 8]
    sarevok57 said:

    i think the real downside of viconia is that you can't have a REP of 20 with her in your team, now in all reality you don't need 20 REP to finish the game ( hell you don't even need to hit 10 ) but just for convenient sake having to arbitrarily lower your REP so she stays around, oiugh

    You can keep her and a 20 rep if ya finish Durlags ;)

    Arcanjo
  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 3,811
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    thespace said:

    sarevok57 said:

    i think the real downside of viconia is that you can't have a REP of 20 with her in your team, now in all reality you don't need 20 REP to finish the game ( hell you don't even need to hit 10 ) but just for convenient sake having to arbitrarily lower your REP so she stays around, oiugh

    You can keep her and a 20 rep if ya finish Durlags ;)
    how so?

    Arcanjo
  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,214
    Tiax (Cleric/Thief) [Wis:12 | Dex: 16 | Con: 16]
    @sarevok57

    Helmet of Opposite Alignment

    Arcanjosarevok57thespace
  • ArcanjoArcanjo Member Posts: 149
    Viconia (Cleric) [Wis:15 | Dex: 19 | Con: 8]
    Raduziel said:

    @sarevok57

    Helmet of Opposite Alignment
    Which floor?

  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 411
    edited August 3
    Yeslick (Fighter/Cleric) [Str: 15 | Wis:16 | Dex: 12 | Con: 17]
    Arcanjo said:

    Raduziel said:

    @sarevok57

    Helmet of Opposite Alignment
    Which floor?
    @Arcanjo

    In Vanilla you could get it by killing the Demon knight at the ground level (you had to be quick about it), and it wasnt at the bottom. In the EE its just at the bottom as far as I know

    Post edited by StummvonBordwehr on
    Arcanjo
  • deltagodeltago Member Posts: 5,766
    I’ve always been a Brawnen fan over all other characters.

    Sad she never made a cameo in BG2. Was hoping Beamdog would rectify that with SoD but she got no love (or even Cameos) there either.

    Arcanjo
  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,465
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    Branwen and Xan are in the BG2 tutorial! :) At least they don't die silly deaths that way. :D

    sarevok57ThacoBellArcanjo
  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 3,214
    Tiax (Cleric/Thief) [Wis:12 | Dex: 16 | Con: 16]
    Is there a BG2 tutorial?

    ArcanjoSkatan
  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,465
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    Yeah, there is! :)

    ... ... ... Uh, can anyone find it? Did they remove it from EE? *-)

    Arcanjo
  • jsavingjsaving Member Posts: 262
    edited August 4
    Yeslick (Fighter/Cleric) [Str: 15 | Wis:16 | Dex: 12 | Con: 17]
    Ideally the helm of opposite alignment would remove Viconia's rep penalty, but unfortunately it doesn't, either in BG1 or BG2.

    Post edited by jsaving on
    Arcanjo
  • xizorxizor Member Posts: 34
    Yeslick (Fighter/Cleric) [Str: 15 | Wis:16 | Dex: 12 | Con: 17]
    I used to pick Branwen, but recently switched to Yelsick. With Gauntlets of Dexterity and Big-Fisted Belt he is pretty good fighter. The only problem is playing with 5 characters for half of the game.

    He is also the only not evil dwarf companion (not counting Arkanis) in both games. :(

    Arcanjo
  • DhariusDharius Member Posts: 210
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    Y'know I never really understood why Viconia made it into BG2/SOD, and not Branwen, each to their own I suppose...

    ThacoBellArcanjo
  • Ludwig_IILudwig_II Member Posts: 69
    Viconia (Cleric) [Wis:15 | Dex: 19 | Con: 8]
    Because Viconia is cool, Branwen is boring:)

    Arcanjo
  • DhariusDharius Member Posts: 210
    edited August 14
    Branwen (Cleric) [Wis:16 | Dex: 16 | Con: 15]
    You're very wrong, but I respect your opinion, even if it is completely misguided :)

    Ludwig_IIThacoBellArcanjo
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