For BG:EE, I am using a Dwarven Fighter/Thief main and distributing my points into Lockpicking/Detect Traps. I am very much interested in also Scouting ahead to prepare for the next battle - rather than face-pulling and trying to CC last second.
I am not very experienced with thieves, and this is my first "full playthrough." My question is what sort of minimums am I looking at to be a relatively useful Scout? How many points minimum can I get away with for HIde in Shadows, Move Silently? Currently I am at 91 Lockpicking and like 44 Detect Traps I think.
I am not interested in recruiting another thief.
For right now I have installed every component of SCS, and am going to try to finish my first playthrough with 5/6 party members. After which, I am very excited to perhaps try my hand at some no-reload games. I know I am going to fail miserably, not a clue where traps are located, but it doesn't even matter! It's still more exciting than thinking about a reload!
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