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Battle Sorcerer: I need some feedback

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by Elementus, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. Elementus Gems: 4/31
    Latest gem: Sunstone

    Jun 19, 2002
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    I need some idea's and improvements for my document. Its about the Battle Sorcerer, what can be added, changed, or anything.

    The Battle Sorcerer

    A battle sorcerer can be a very powerful thing. First lets see what they can do: They can cast spells without memorizing, but they are limited too fewer spells then the wizard. After some experimenting I realized just how powerful a sorcerer could get in battle. So I took my favorite class, the elf, and made a sorcerer that still has not been beaten in a PvP competition. My spell caster of choice is the Battle Sorcerer, and I will give you some tips on how to make one.

    First thing is statistics; this is my stats of choice:
    Elven Sorcerer
    STR: 10
    DEX: 14
    CON: 10
    INT: 10
    WIS: 10
    CHR: 18

    As you can see I put just about everything into two statistics: I put points into my DEX because CON is mostly for hp and related and lets face it, if you have no spells left, and you are in melee combat, you’re in trouble, but if you have a nice little crossbow at your side your chances are better with a hit-and-run tactic.


    Combat Casting
    Extend Spell
    Empower Spell
    Spell Penetration
    Quicken Spell
    Maximize Spell

    Make sure you use your Metamagic to its full potential. I would suggest using Empower with Delayed Blast Fireball to dish out some extreme damage.


    Level 1
    Magic Missile
    Burning Hands

    Level 2
    Melf’s Acid Arrow’s
    Your Pick

    Level 3
    Negative Energy Burst
    Fireball or Vampiric Touch

    Level 4
    Ice Storm
    Stone Skin
    Your Pick

    Level 5
    Cone of Cold
    Cloud Kill
    Your Pick

    Level 6
    Tensers Transformation
    Greater Stoneskin
    Acid Fog

    Level 7
    Finger of Death
    Delayed Blast Fireball
    Prismatic Spray

    Level 8
    Horrid Wilting
    Incendiary Cloud

    Level 9
    Meteor Swarm
    Time Stop
    Weird or Power Word Kill

    Remember to use your Metamagic to its full ability. Many people forget that Metamagic is there and tend to not use it.

    Remember that many of your weaker spells are more powerful then your newer ones. Some people tend to stick with the highest spells they have, but why use a Meteor Swarm on a group of goblins when something like Fireball will be just as effective.

    This is version 1.0 of the Battle Sorcerer Document.

    Please give me any suggested feedback, in its document form the spells are in a chart so I had to list them downwards for you to be able to read.

    I am writing the familar saction now.
  2. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Dec 16, 2001
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    Since you get an extra ability-point every 4 levels, it may be useful to get your charisma at 16/17 and spend the saved points in constitution.
    Con seems to be usefull for concentration (combatcasting).

    Maybe you should take a mind-protecting spell, unless your henchman has one. Your Will-save won't be very high with 10 Wis.

    But hey... I'm just a novice, so I might be wrong again. :p

    [ October 07, 2002, 02:22: Message edited by: Master of Nuhn ]
  3. Viking Gems: 19/31
    Latest gem: Aquamarine

    Feb 19, 2001
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    Two words: Chain Lightning. A must in my opinion.

    Very few enemies have decent electrical resistance if any. LOADS have fire resistance.... Fire Giants? Dragons? Fry baby, fry. :evil:

    My spell of choice for the Sorcerer I took through the game.

    Use the stoneskin at level 4, skip greater stoneskin to make room if you like your other level 6 picks. Combine with premonition and you can do without the added protection.
  4. Rastor Gems: 30/31
    Latest gem: King's Tears

    Jul 8, 2002
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    How about dexterity instead? If you want to do the hit and run tactic after running out of spells, it is far better to have a better chance of not getting hit (enemies do have ranged attacks sometimes). Also, dex will increase your chance of making concentration checks since the enemy is not as likely to hit you.
  5. TIN_MAN Gems: 14/31
    Latest gem: Chrysoberyl

    Mar 29, 2001
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    I began with these stats as a sorcerer:

    str: 10 -strength has no use for a magic user
    dex: 14 -for a better AC
    con: 14 -for extra HP-s and concentration points
    int: 12 -for 1 extra skill/level
    wis: 12 -1 extra will save bonus
    cha: 15 -since you get 1 point of stat every four levels you don't really need a charisma higher than this at 1 st level. Why boost up your cha. to 18 at 1st. level? A sorcerer can only cast 8-th. level spells at level 16! I finished the game with a base charisma of 20. That was more than enough.
  6. JohnnyRTFM Gems: 10/31
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    Aug 2, 2001
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    One more thing worth mentioning is whether or not this character will be used for single or multi-player. A lot of servers I have played on frown on Time Stop, as it can easily lead to abuses, with some going so far as to disable the spell outright.

    [ October 12, 2002, 00:16: Message edited by: JohnnyRTFM ]
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