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Crossbow and Bow

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by Vasiliy, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Vasiliy Gems: 3/31
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    Hi,

    Do any real penalties for crossbow exist in IWD2? In game statistics say nothing.

    What about "reload time" in Rapid Shot feature description?

    Where I can read details about IWD2 weapons?

    Thanks

    Vasiliy
     
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    Once again look at Near Infinity, Infinity Explorer...
    Editors handle all game files, you should be able to answer most queries that way.
     
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    Thanks, Ishad

    But I don't want to dig in game's files (I can spoil something important this way), I want just to play.
     
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    Crossbows are only ever supposed to get 1 base attack/round while bows follow your BAB advancement all the way up to 4/rnd.

    There are some crossbows that specifically give you anywhere between 2-4 att/rnd (first one in late Chapter Three), but you're forevermore stuck with that value unless you upgrade your weapon.

    However, due to a bug/oversight (that IE pros haven't been able to say WHY exactly) there are a select few crossbows that behave like bows in the game, ie. they allow for full BAB advancement *and* work with Rapid Shot feat. Earliest one of them can be found in Chapter Two.
     
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    Thanks,

    How I can recognize these "crossbows with bug"? Only by behavior? Or something in description?
     
  6. Sir Rechet

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    By taking a look at your character battle stats screen when having one of them equipped. You can hardly miss it listing several attacks per round. :)
     
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    Can you refer the rest of us who have finished the game and don't mind spoilers to a list of these bugged crossbows?

    I never really noticed since I mostly only gave crossbows to wizards, and let them shoot them when they weren't doing anything else (or while in Targos and conserving spells) while the tanks are mopping up.
    Although I'd occasionally let my spellcasters use their staffs or daggers on a helpless enemy to conserve ammo.

    I generally gave bows to everyone with the proficiency, and distributed slings and crossbows to the rest. I never paid much attention to the number of attacks per round that wizards got, as it was insignificant compared to warriors or even priests.
     
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    The ones I've confirmed myself are Hagnen's Folly (from Andora village) and its HOF counterpart, Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy +4 (rather common random drop) and Geloise (AR6200) and its HOF counterpart. Finally, Dragu's Hell Bolter gives you 4 att/round directly without consideration to one's BAB, but it's halfway into HOF mode until you get that.
     
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