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Best (and oldest) facepalm: In my first ever playthrough, actually listening to a certain mage on the stairs of the FAI telling me:''wait a moment, I got something for you...'' and just standing there, telling myself:''what the hell is he doing...oh...'' Reload time...this reminds me of the time back in the day when i was a wee lad playing BG for the first time-ish, there was a halfling selling a magical gem that would give you good luck, so i was like; sweet, that sounds like an awesome item can't wait to get it. The only catch: it cost 1000 GP and i was ALWAYS strapped for cash ( spending money at temples to heal party members and raising them from the dead, ah good times when i was bad at this game hahaha ) any way, off i went just trying to get that 1000 Gold, selling absolutely anything i had to get it, and then finally, gathered the 1000 gold and having my party members alive at the same time ( which was quite the feat for me back in the day) and then it was harvest time, time for my "sweet" gem
with her base STR she can't use any medium/large shields ( even magical ones ) the only plate armor she can wear is ankheg armor, and all the other plate/full plate mails ( even magical ones ) she can't wear, luckily there is a free suit of ankheg armor in nashkiel in the plowed fieldI think she can use some equipment that's magical though that has a lower strength requirement due to that. Or workarounds with armor that are far less encumbering like Ankheg armor.If I feel the need to raise her Strength, I'd just cast the Strength spell which is an easily accessible Mage spell and lasts long enough for you to traverse a whole area with if your Mage is leveled up enough. At the very least it would last long enough at lower levels for tough fights or giving her extra Strength for more carrying capacity to travel to a different map with extra loot, then dropping the loot at the next map and coming back to grab it after selling some stuff.one of the problems with Viconia's low strength is that it prevents her from wearing those heavier armors and bigger shields and even some weapons ( since the EEs use SoA STR requirements for item usuage ) Vic's STR is so low she can't even use a medium shield haha
Strength increasing items are probably better off in the hands of someone else, but I suppose they're always an option for Viconia if the others' equipment slots are already taken up by something else.