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Baldur's Gate Logic

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  • ZaramMaldovarZaramMaldovar Member Posts: 2,238
    @jmerry
    This is why I love this thread, I initially created it as a tool to talk about silly video game logic that's readily apparent and I keep getting new things that I've never thought about. Amazing!

    mlneveseMontresor_SPProont
  • QuickbladeQuickblade Member Posts: 959
    jmerry wrote: »
    Order of the Radiant Heart: sends paladins to help clear out a vampire lair. Excellent. That's what paladins do.

    None of those paladins are Undead Hunters, or otherwise protected against level drain. Not even the leader, who sticks with you past the first room. Huh? What were they thinking?

    I invoke the "Honor before Reason" and "Lawful Stupid" tropes.

    PsicoVicZaramMaldovar
  • ZaramMaldovarZaramMaldovar Member Posts: 2,238
    @Son_of_Imoen
    I appreciate the vote of confidence. I have in fact defeated Sarevok before, perhaps 2021 sees me finally defeat Belhefit. On Attempt #11 I crushed Sarevok but found myself obliterated by Ziatar and her 99 poison damage.

    BlackravenmlneveseMontresor_SPArvia
  • lroumenlroumen Member Posts: 2,285
    Do they attack six times per round?

  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 10,152
    Arvia wrote: »
    A Marilith can wield 6 swords, right?

    I wonder if they can wield 3 bows instead?

    Questions that appear in a sleepless mind during work at 3 AM....

    I think they would have problems aiming unless their arms are quite flexible.

    ArviaBalrog99
  • jmerryjmerry Member Posts: 1,655
    Actual Marilith stats in BG2EE:
    - One one-handed weapon equipped.
    - 5 base attacks per round.
    - 2 additional attacks per round (capped at 5)

    So - no. They only attack 5 times per round. If only their innate movement-only haste was the +1 APR kind instead.

    lroumenArviasemiticgoddessmlnevese
  • ArviaArvia Member, Moderator Posts: 1,606
    mlnevese wrote: »
    Arvia wrote: »
    A Marilith can wield 6 swords, right?

    I wonder if they can wield 3 bows instead?

    Questions that appear in a sleepless mind during work at 3 AM....

    I think they would have problems aiming unless their arms are quite flexible.

    They would have to switch bow arm and arrow arm on the two other pairs of arms alternately, or they'd bump into each other. Or maybe three crossbows would be more practical. Anyway, visual aiming could be clumsy indeed.

    mlnevese
  • ZaxaresZaxares Member Posts: 1,215
    lroumen wrote: »
    Charname can do ctrl-J :)

    Well, they DO have divine blood... ;)

    mlneveseBalrog99ZaramMaldovarProont
  • OlvynChuruOlvynChuru Member Posts: 2,753
    It's pretty weird to compare how DnD evaluates the power of items to how it evaluates the power of monsters.

    A magical weapon which deals 3 more damage and is somewhat more accurate than a typical weapon? In BG1, that would be considered a legendary weapon of near-artifact level power.

    Meanwhile, certain low-level monsters have abilities far more powerful than even a +10 weapon, let alone a +3 weapon. Like the ability to turn you to stone just by looking at you.

    Balrog99ProontMontresor_SP
  • LelandGauntLelandGaunt Member Posts: 65
    Well, to be fair, basilisks have neither "Powerword: Reload" nor "Protection from guys with Protection from Petrification" in their spellbooks, so that kind of balances itself out...
    Now on the other hand a player character with practically unlimited uses of "Flesh to Stone"? Now that might be rather broken. But could also be a funny new kit: the Basilisk Disciple ;)

    Balrog99ProontMontresor_SPsemiticgoddess
  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,800
    Well, to be fair, basilisks have neither "Powerword: Reload" nor "Protection from guys with Protection from Petrification" in their spellbooks, so that kind of balances itself out...
    Now on the other hand a player character with practically unlimited uses of "Flesh to Stone"? Now that might be rather broken. But could also be a funny new kit: the Basilisk Disciple ;)
    Oh god do i have to make another kit now

    LelandGauntmlneveseProontStummvonBordwehr
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