Sword Coast Stratagems for Baldur's Gate 2 Walkthrough by David Milward

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The Good Party  
Avastrian  |  Jaheira  |  Anomen  |  Keldorn  |  Minsc during Shadows of Amn  |  Sarevok during Throne of Bhaal  |  Imoen
The Evil Party  
Asteroth  |  Korgan  |  Sarevok during Throne of Bhaal  |  Jan Jansen  |  Viconia  |  Edwin
Also ...  
The Other NPCs




Strength 18/93
Dexterity 16
Constitution 16
Intelligence 6
Wisdom 8
Charisma 6


Two-Handed Sword **
Longbow **
Mace **
Two Weapon Style**

Why He's Included and How to Use Effectively

Minsc is a powerhouse fighter from the word go. With a Strength of 18/93 he can dish out damage quickly to the monsters, meaning that those giant strength girdles can be given to other characters who need them more. He can also make an effective scout, so long as he stays in leather armor. Have him shoot his long bow while the enemy is still far away, then have him swing away once the gap is closed. Melee combat is his forte.

He can also make an effective scout. If he finds a group of monsters, you can prepare an effective strategy or a telling first blow. Be sure to keep the party close behind though. There are some monsters that can reveal his location, and backup should be close at hand.

His one glaring weakness is that his Dexterity could be a little better. This, coupled with leather armor, means that he can sometimes be vulnerable to repeated blows. The Armor of Faith spell certainly helps. You will also be able to find items with defensive abilities. I equip the Sword of Ilbratha +1 in one of his three weapon slots but without actually using it as a weapon, so that he can cast Mirror Image on himself once a day. He is also partial to two-handed weapons. Against a particularly dangerous foe, I can position him behind a better protected fighter so that he can swing at a longer distance.

In the good party Minsc will ultimately step aside to make room for Sarevok come Throne of Bhaal.

Inventory in Shadows of Amn

Main Weapon: Silverword +3
Missile Weapon: Elven Court Bow +4
Secondary Weapon: Ilbratha +1
Helmet: Citadel Helmet
Amulet: Amulet of Ilmater
Cloak: Cloak of the Sewers
Armor: Shadow Dragon Scale Armor
Gloves: Gauntlets of Weapon Skill
1st Ring: Ring of Preservation +2
2nd Ring: Ring of Elemental Mastery
Belt: Girdle of Stone Giant Strength
Boots: Stormlord's Heels

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