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Sword Coast Strategems 1 Walkthrough by David Milward

Prologue  |  Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3  |  Chapter 4  |  Chapter 5  |  Tales of the Sword Coast  |  Chapter 6  |  Chapter 7  | 
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The Good Party  
Avastrian  |  Yeslick  |  Khalid  |  Jaheira  |  Kivan  |  Imoen  | 
The Evil Party  
Asteroth  |  Kagain  |  Shar-Teel  |  Montaron  |  Viconia  |  Edwin  | 
Also ...  
The Other NPCs  | 




Strength 15
Dexterity 17
Constitution 17
Intelligence 10
Wisdom 14
Charisma 15


Dagger **
Sword & Shield Style **

Why She's Included and How to Use Effectively

She works as a secondary healer and also as a decent fighter who can hold her own in combat. She's also included for story reasons as she will become Avastrian's love interest.

Jaheira is much-maligned in both BG1 and BG2 as a useless NPC. In my opinion this is because her detractors have not taken the time to learn how to use her properly. Even in BG1 she proves a useful NPC with decent fighting ability and some extra healing power.

Jaheira can use any armor, which makes her an improvement over the usual Druid. The real problem is finding a suitable weapon for her. There aren’t any magical clubs out there. She won’t be able to find a good magical scimitar until much too late in the game. Sure there’s staves, but I’d rather she use a shield as well.

The answer is the Dagger of Venom +2. Every time it strikes the monster must save vs. death or suffer 6 points of damage per round to a maximum of 15. In the early phases of the game she’ll only be able to attack once with it each round, yet this is usually enough. When she reaches the 6th and 7th levels she’ll really come into her own when she attacks with the Dagger multiple times. In EasyTutu, with the BG1 NPC Projects mod installed, she'll also be able to use the Boomerang Dagger +2.

As for her spellcasting don’t worry about offensive spells like Call Lightning, which are practically useless. Emphasize healing spells (Cure Light Wounds, Slow Poison) and defensive spells (Remove Fear, Bless). Also include Animal Summoning spells when you have room for it. Entangle will also be very useful on low level monsters, when you can safely pick them off with missile weapons.

When she reaches 7th level she’ll be able to cast Defensive Harmony. Though it lasts for only six rounds it also has a very fast casting time. When Jaheira casts Defensive Harmony on top of the Protection from Evil 10' Radius cast by the Cleric, the effect can be tremendous.


Primary Weapon: Dagger of Venom +2
Secondary Weapon: Boomerang Dagger +2
Shield: Kiel's Buckler
Helmet: Flickering White Ioun Stone
Amulet: Necklace of Missiles
Cloak: Cloak of Protection +1
Armor: Akheg Platemail
Gloves: Gauntlets of Weapon Skill
1st Ring: Ring of Fire Resistance
2nd Ring: Ring of Energy

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