Was just thinking I would share my way setup for a fun playthrough of bg2EE as a fighter Mage
Im 1/3 true throne of baal now, starting to get harder but shadow of amn was kinda too easy, but there are ways to do it harder ;d
Building your char:
Gender: What ever you like, i made a male.
Class: Multi class fighter/mage
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Albilities: Reroll for aboutly 85 stats, and make sure u gain 18/50-99 str, 18 dex, 18 constitution, 18intelligence, 4 wizdom, rest charisma. I was lucky, 5th reroll i got 85 stats and 18/95 str xD
Skills: ** to Two handed sword / ** to Two handed wepon style / ** Axe
Spells: Lvl 1: Magic Missle, Chromatic Orb, Burning Hands, Colour Spray, Protection from evil, only magic missle is a must here, dont choose indentify as u will find that very fast anyway.
Lvl 2: Blur(best lvl 2 spell!), melf psn arrow, Resist Fear.
Lvl 3: (dont choose fireball as u will find this very fast anyway, meanwhile Skull Trap is extreamly good the entire game and wont be found before u go far down the sewers of the temple district) So choose: Skull Trap, Haste and Melf's minute shower.
Apereance: Doesent mather :P Whatever you like.
Sound: Whatever you like
Name: What ever you like
This is a fast walkthrough, detailed walkthrough at each area is easy to google.
The stuff we aim for:
- Casomyr+5 (u'll get it from firekraag)
- Robe of Vecna(you buy it early from adventuremart in waukeen's Promenade)
- +2 ring (you will find while helping some actors in the bride district)
- Ring of Gaxx (you will get it when you are strong enought to kill
- The Belt of Inertial Barrier (can be bought at trademeet)
- The paws of Cheeta(u will find this while helping some actors in the bridge district)
- Ammulet of Power(you will get this from the shadow thief leader called aran og smt when after u have helped renald bloodscalp with his quests)
- Gauntlet of Extraordinar Specialisation.
This combination will give you:
- 100% magic resists(blocks all magic attacks, but if u forcelook with casomyr or change wepons etc it will bug and end up at 50%, then take on/off ring of hax, cloak, robe of vecna, amulet of power to gain 100% again.
- 100% psn resists
- -5 defence, but -12 with blur and spirit armor
- thaco will after some lvls end up at -10, then when u get 20str in the end ull get -11.
- -5 second casting time
- Dispell magic on attack
- Nice saving throws.
Now u start out pretty low lvl, so it will be a little hard in the start without spells like stoneskin etc.
To make the game more swift and fun download EE-keeper and XP cap remover
I will be max lvl in the 4th lvl of Watcher's Keep unless u have XP cap remover, and u will by my walkthrough enter that before the Underdark. I'll tell more about it later
From EE keeper you give urself the albilities after first save:
- Teleport without error (6-8 of theese, i have 6)
- Use all items (rogue albility) (You can use any needed wepon by beeing an figher/mage except Casomyr +5, so if u want to make it harder for urself u dont use this albility ever, but put it on, cause later on u wont have space for it.
And theese items:
Baldurans Cloak(imported with EE keeper instead of playing trough bg1 since i dont have bg1 now xD)
Bag of holding(i think the first one on the list is bottomless?)
Bag of Gems
I think those are fair as you with only 1 char don't have much space xD
Apperance, i also like an alternative apperance, so i made my char look like theese githyanke. Cause fits with an Twohanded sword mage
Starting out/Irenicus Cave:
Now ur ready to start, u allowed imoen into ur team, let here lock up the picture in the nearby room, and trigger the trap, then remove here from ur team. Pick up anything in the start worth 4coinz and higher.
Rescue jaheira and let here enter ur team for 3k xp wich u must share with here, remove here before minsk, then do same with him for another 3k xp and remove him from ur team.
Use haste and spells, rest as often as needed: Normally i would use Skulltrap and haste as lvl 3, melf minutes in some cases as well, blur as lvl 2 spells, or psn arrows, and lots of magic missle as lvl 1 spells. U dont have stoneskin yet, and u dont have spirit armor yet, so be carefull, this cave is the hardest i think actually, exept for the demilich...
Go further, kill the imps, talk to the genie/efreeti or whatever he is and kill the guy he summons.
Kill the goblins go up and kill the goblins close to the northeast door as well. Im pretty sure u will get indentify items scroll from them
Then its clear out the other rooms find the "movement stone" to the golem and let him unluck the doors
Meanwhile open the door the the 2 other golems, use melf minute shower combined with haste to kill them one by one, its easier this way so they wont rush you when u lateron enter the room south of the dryads. The rest of the cave just have to be done carefully since ur pretty low in the start.
Although u will fast gain strong equipment
U will get the +2 2 handed sword from the genie u save from the bottle + the helm of balduran wich will be used troughout shadow of amn, aslo get the equalizer jool
Be carefull of traps at this stage, use some healing pots etc, and rest when needed. The cave aint really a big challenge as long as you rest when needed and play a little carefully in the start since u dont heal on rest at this stage
U will also find some usefull spells, but at this stage they are mostly for xp as u already got the spells u want up to lvl 3.(magic missle, indentify, blur, melf's psn arrow, melf's minute shower, haste and skull trap).
When u get out of the cave its time to sell un-needed equipment. U'll just save all coinz at this stage as we are tying to get robe of vecna wich are beeing sold at the adventurer mart
So i usually just sell all my eq to here(the woman who sells robe of vecna). It's also time to obtain stone skin a highly needed spell! You will find this in the illusioned circus tent, enter there and kill the 2 peasant wich actually are orcs, give the sword to ariel and kindly tell here to fuck off, also tell the genie that the princess is 30 and the prince is 40, and clear it out, remember to dont attack the werewolf and it should go ok
U can also go to the tavern and rest, and u might steal some stuff in there, but there isent really big value to find, the traveller party in the second lvl of one of the tavern is to strong for you at this stage.
Travel to the slums, talk to gaylarn or wtf he is called, i have forgotten ^^ You should help the shadow thiefs for the most XP
Get back to the tavern, a boy will help you there, talk to lord jierdan wich actually is firekraag in human shape to get his quest. Then talk to the bar owned and say u want to get "back stage". Go there and clear out the soldiers and help the gladiators! When the gladiators are helped u can buy the axe Azurege wich is a +3 throwing axe wich can be used trueout shadow of amn when ranged is needed or to instakill a lot of undeads like vampires and liches if aprouched correct! Also buy the +3 axe with +2fire dmg for later purposes(trolls)
He also wants you to help some slaves, but first go outside and kill the 2 guys there, piss em off and kill them
Then go to the sewers true the secret door in the copper coronet, here u will do the quest to get a +3 2 handed sword with imune to confusion and charm
Close to where u enter u kill some slime monsters and another monster, in the hole in the ground there u can find a claw, and then after you kill some hoogoblins you get another quest item from a skeleton on the wall, go up the stairs to the east and kill the musroms, then kill the kobolts to get the 3rd quest item, then kill the creeper close to the beggar to gain the 4th quest item, then click the sewerpipes to gain the +3 sword
If i remember correctly u click like this:
1: Second from the right of you
2: All the way to the left of you
3: Second from the left
4: Totally left
Now u got a pretty nice weapon and very early
And u got a very nice axe as well vs undead or when throwing would be needed! Yes u are a little weak as a single char in the start, but haste + azuregde throw can help
Go up the the slaver house from the sewer's, a though battle will be ready for you, if u are lucky you got spirit armor now! Wich together with blur will and zero armor on urself will give you around -7 def with 18dex
Win the battle with any means neccesary. Rest then kill the trolls, and then clear out the rest, be carefull of traps, use some teleport to get past them if u know where they are
After this u get some coinz and a lot of exp, be carefull to not get above 15k coinz when in the slums, u dont wanna spend that on the shadow thief quest yet, you want robe of vecna first, so u dont need to sell all eq yet ;D
Travel to the Graveyard after this, do some quests etc, and also kill the small tombs, then head back to waukens promenade(not to the slums), when u travel back here now u will most likely be attacked underways wich gives you more items to sell, and perhaps some spells to learn
If u have sold items to the woman who sells robe of vecna at least 2 times earlier the price should be 22-23k coinz wich you should be able to afford when you sell eq you dont need.
We now got 3 out of the items wich we gonna use the the end of shadow of amn(helm of balduran, cloak of balduran and robe of vecna).
Go back to the graveyard and clear everything out, azuregde axe is your best friend here vs theese weak undeads ;d
Docks/Anyas castle/fire crag challenge:
When u gain 15k coinz wich at least i had after i was done with the graveyard you can choose to join the shadow thiefs. Travel to the docks district, do some quest etc, then travel to clear out the castle with all the trolls, then go after firekraag. Fight our way through and in the end u will meet firekrag, then kill his wizard and save the kidd, go back and slam firekraag with cloud kills and u might throw some skull traps close to him also, dont let him be in sight, just snipe him. Easy challenge, if u dont have cloud kill you should have bought it before u got here ^^ Death cloud can also be used
Be sure to obtain Casomyr+5! And also the sewer key
Pretty early in the cave ull meet some hard undeads wich aint hard with haste + azuredge, and also the big iron golems can be killed with azuregde as they always get stucked, kill the small golem stucked behind them again first
(same tactic when meeting all such golems)
Then do the bridge district, solve the murder by doing this:
Talk to the soldier in the north when u enter, talk to the beggar, talk to the paylady, talk to the merchant, paylady again, confront the leather maker and attack him and his friends
You will gain a scroll for later on to make a gosu skin armor
(i keep cool items even though i dont use them ;d).
Then talk to the actors, accept theyre quest, when this is done teleport up into the wall at the north entrance there u can directly enter the quest area and kill the wizard in there and help a man, then go back and help the actors again, they will direct you to a portal. Kill the monsters enter the portal. Clear out the portal, here you will get the paws of cheeta boots (NO MORE EXTREAMLY SLOW WALKING) and u will get the ring+2 and some other ok items, some gloves wich helps ur attack as well.
Then go to the temple district and obtain some quests, then also the goverment. Finish the shadow thief quests and such, do umar hills, and then candle keep + quests and also buy the belt of internal barrier from an unamed merchant. Then enter the sewers underneath the temple district and do the quest with the eye cult and clear anything out
Remember the liches are very easy with azuredge, be pre-hasted and attack them with azuredge before they have time to cast protection spells and they die in 1 hit
Same for all liches the entire game exept for kangax.
After this its time to kill kangax, this will be very hard, but with casomyr its possible
If u need extra help take the monk in candlekeep with you, in that case also do his quests
His albilities dmgs kangax a lot, and he can also use the cloak u gained from his quest to cast melf minute shower fireballs. But ur main char can kill him with wirlwinds etc.
If everything is cleared out now, then its time to do the watcher's keep. The first lvls are pretty easy, the 4th lvl are a little hard, but time stop + improved alarcrity can give you a good start, and then rape rest with wirls etc. Precasted skulltraps etc helps a lot as well, u can also load up spelltriggers etc with skulltraps. (Be sure to buy every spell u can before enter watcher's keep.) Here u gain the gloves u gonna use the rest of the game, 1,5 faster attack speed and more dmg + thaco
Ur eq is now finished
U also gain a good wep wich you can cast str 23 boost with at lvl 3
Have ready spell sequencer with 3 x skulltrap, and if u have spell contagiency and load up 2 x pierce shield + 1 skulltrap to break down his defence. If u dont have this then u need to cast 1 and 1 manually.
Anyway, make him reveal himself, cast improved arcancity as fast as possible, then cast pierce shield(if u dident have spell contagiency), then teleport out, quickly cast fighter albilities to rape the 6 armed beast fast as possible, head back and cast last pierce shield, then get out fast and kill the demons with figther skills. Then snipe this demon prince from "offscreen" with spell trigger(3 skulls) and then cast remaining skulls from spellbook! He dies in 1 trigger + 1-2 skulls
Effective? Yes! Save before u enter offcourse, if he get u stunned at the wrong time u can die... I also think that with luck u can tank him uber fast like this:
(ofc stoneshield, spirit armor, blur and haste etc are precasted before you enter)
- Improved arcanci, spell contagiency or 2 x pierce shield, then spell trigger, then skull skull until dead.
After this go out, teleport back to the people who gave u the quest, accept that they leave and gain another 50k fgs.
After this the rest is a walk in the park.
- Precast spelltrigger with 3 skulltraps, and spell contagiency with 2 pierce shield + 1 skulltrap.
- Cast stoneshield, travel to anywhere from elven camp after done with underdark.
- Tell them to put up theyre sword when u meet drizzt and his party.
- Instantly cast time stop.
- Cast improved alcarity
- Cast spell contagiency at drizzt.
- Cast spelltrigger at drizzt.
- Cast 2 x dragon breath in the middle of them
- Cast 3-4 skulls in the middle of them.
- Then i loaded up with protective spells + figher skills like greater wirlwind, critical hit, power strike and so on. When done with that timestop was finish, i clicked drizzt for attacking him, cause he was pretty close. Before i could strike him with my sword everything was exploded and everybody was dead exept me
Final battle vs irenicus:
- Ofc precasted spirit armor, haste, blur and stoneskin.
- Improved alcaranci
- 2 dragon breaths, some skulls etc.
- Fighing albilities: Greater Deathblow + greater wirlwind + critical strike.
- Attack all summons etc, they all die 1 hit with Greater Deathblow.
- Find irencus and rape him with wirlwind.
- Tada match over ;d
I ended up in lvl:
35 fighter / 28 mage before last battle in shadow of amn.