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Ankheg Armor

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by Wingfoot, Aug 25, 2000.

  1. Wingfoot Guest

    [​IMG] this is great armor to come across. it would be even better if you could wear a Ring of Protection while sporting this fine armor. i looked up Ankehgs in a Monsterous Manual, and its says nothing about this armor being magical. does anybody know why a Ring of Protection can't be wore w/ this armor?
     
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    I think it's becuase it a "special" armour, like dragon scale armour is in D&D, and so it's classed as magical if you're going strictly by the rules. Personaly I think it shouldn't be classed as an enchanted set of armour because there isn't an enchantment on it and so the wearer can use rings of pretection etc.
     
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    maybe it's like that to balance out the game because i got a guy with AC of -9 and it was pretty easy until our good friend sarevok, and his goofy little "iron" assasins who wanted to visited him before i did
     
  4. Wingfoot Guest

    i gotta agree with ya Vermillion, i dont think it should be enchanted armor. you gat no protection from magical or acid attacks, the only special property is its light weight.
    i guess you have answered my question under another topic, about wearing a Ring of Protection with Dragon Hide.
     
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    [​IMG] Dragon scale armour and a ring of protection was the only thing that saved our cleric from being disintegrated in the underdark campaign.
     
  6. hooligan_inc Guest

    Ankheg armour would be a lot better if it wasn't in a goofy green colour.
     
  7. Taluntain

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    [​IMG] Thank Glittergold that Ankhegs aren't pink...
    Try imagining a dwarf in pink ankheg armor. That's just disturbing.
     
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    [​IMG] I don't know, it might start a new trend. "And this season in the dwarven stronghold's the camp look is in..."
     
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    i think that the ankheg armor isnt so good...
    i have better armor :)
     
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    [​IMG] Yeah, yeah.

    But my orange armor is bigger/nicer/better than yours. :p

    And my daddy is better than yours etc etc...

    Wasn't that enough for today!?

    [This message has been edited by Extremist (edited September 13, 2001).]
     
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    do u have anything agianst me or what mr extremist
     
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    i just collected it then sold it then used the extra cash to buy full plate
     
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    Which is better, Ankheg Armor or Full Plate?
     
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    don't quote me on this but: Ankheg is just as good as full plate, but it doesn't weight as much.
     
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    personally full plate(though it weighs more)it allows u to use rings of protection with it
     
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    Indeed, but for creatures with less strength it can be very usefull cause of the low weight. A good fighter with high strength can better use Full Plate and Ring of protection (better Saving Throws too)

    i think the armor will at least be pretty useless in my thief-only part :p
     
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    How do we get an AC of -9 in BG1? I want to do that! the lowest i ever got was -3
     
  18. Taluntain

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    Hehe, check this out. (Out of our BG Encyclopaedia.)

    Max Legit AC - 18 dex (6 AC), Full Plate Mail (-3 AC), Helm of Balduran (-4 AC), Shield +1 (-6 AC), Twinkle (-8 AC), Ring of Protection +2 (-10 AC), Claw of Kazgaroth (-11 AC), Cloak of Balduran (-12 AC), make the shield +2 (from TOTSC) and it becomes -13 AC total ;)
     
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    Is there *any* way to talk the smith in Beregost into making more than one set of the stuff. It's just I went through with a fighter-heavy party, and found the rarity of full-plate etc. to be a tad irritating.
     
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    Generally I had my two frontline fighters in the two sets of full plate (W/o expantion)and my meele healer got the other ankheg.
     
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