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Originally posted by: Spartan Niner
Originally posted by: Bateluer
Originally posted by: dennilfloss
I saw that mentioned in BG2 sites. Was just wondering if there was anything else.
Officially, Ribald and Delia will have the best items for sale. However, you'll locate some pretty powerful items throughout the course of the game.

If you defeat Kangaxx, the demi lich, he has an awesome ring. He's a damn hard fight though, and you'd better have some scrolls of Freedom available with a mage able to cast them.

In the Temple district, in the second floor of one of the large temples in the lower part of the map, there are several powerful opponents that attack you on sight that also have some nice gear.

Be warned though, I found these two encounters to be the toughest in the game, more than the end fight sequences.
Hehe... hehehe....

I remember playing the Temple district one with some AT folks a year or so ago. I remember we had Fenixgoon, Userman, and 1-2 other ATers.

Time Stop + Fireball + Fireball + Time Stop + Fireball + Magic Missile + Time Stop + Magic Missile + Hold Person

I think that's close to what I did to "soften up" some of them ;)
If you have access to Time Stop, Horrid Wilting is a far superior choice to Fireball. Besides, Globe of Invulnerability blocks fireball, and GoI is everywhere in contingencies. Also, Improved Alacrity+Robe of Vecna+Sunfire = death to anything not immune to fire. The Robe of Vecna makes the sunfires cast immediately, and improved alacrity lets you fire them off as fast as you want. Bonus points if you use a project image to do all this.

And... *raises hand* I played an Assassin for the AT game. Backstabbing when you only have to worry about one character is SOOOO much easier. When I realized this, I knew that my eventual solo game would HAVE to include a thief... and Use Any Item, woo!

Fresh from my full Baldur's Gate Trilogy run with a neutral/evil party, I'm now playing a chaotic good FMT, dual-wielder. So far, actually, there haven't been many situations where I wish I had a full party - a couple hours into Chapter 2 and I already have 1.8m EXP...can't wait to see what I'll have by the time the Underdark rolls around.
 

Ika

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Originally posted by: xeemzor
Why would you make a character with more than 3 charisma off the bat? You get a ring that boosts it to 18 almost right at the beginning of the game anyway.
As a solo character, your two ring slots are *much* more important. Wasting one on a charisma ring isn't always the best choice.

Besides, what is he gonna do with all those extra points? As a warrior, intelligence is a dump stat, anyway, only affecting a few NPC dialogues (far fewer than having a low charisma would affect).
 

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Originally posted by: xeemzor
Why would you make a character with more than 3 charisma off the bat? You get a ring that boosts it to 18 almost right at the beginning of the game anyway.
When you roll a paladin, the game will not lower the charisma below 17. Intelligence affects lore but I buy the identifying goggles to remedy that.

Here's what my undead hunter is doing at the moment: hunting undeads to gain a few levels. She's already using a +5 mace of disruption and a +5 fire bastard sword that gives a +2 strength bonus. When fighting nonundeads, she uses also a venom bastard sword that has a 25% chance of stunning for 3 seconds with every hit on top of poisoning the opponent.

http://www.imagebam.com/image/675c5924713780

Current weapons:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/1672b824715216
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http://www.imagebam.com/image/b6719424715232

She's about to reach level 9.
 

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