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Find/Disarm Traps

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by Sorvo, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Sorvo

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    If you can't find a trap, does that also mean you can't disarm it? I had Jaheira cast a find traps spell on one that Immy couldn't find but she can't disarm it either and yes I took her armor off.
     
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    Sometimes you can try multiple times and a thief will be able to disarm it (or unlock something) after a certain amount of tries. Same with detecting a trap, just leave them detecting for a while and they may still find it. However, that's only for the borderline cases, at some point, she'll not have enough skill points and won't be able to either detect nor disarm it.
     
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    Although you interact with traps using the same skill, there can be different values to find and disarm them. That said, if you can't find it, you also can't disarm it. I can't think of any traps off the top of my head whose disarm value would be lower than their detection value.
     
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    How high is her trap finding skill?

    If you want to rely on a thief finding traps later in Durlag’s Tower she needs to have either 90 or 80 and drink potions of perception to find and disarm all traps. In my games I ususally have two Thiefs to split the skills between them (e.g. one who specializes in pickpocket to get to 95 to still be able to steal everything under the new rules BG EE use).

    As far as I remember the Shadow Armour does not lower the find traps skill.
     
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    55 and it's only 1 trap at level 4 of the cloak wood mines. she only needs 3000 xp for next level so I'll be sure to raise this one ;)
     
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    You'll be able to pick up Alora in Baldur's gate anyway after you finish with the cloakwood - She's arguably the best thief in the game, especially in the enhanced edition where her rabbits foot charm gives her
    +2 AC, +2 to saving throws, +10% to all thieving skills and +2 to Luck. she also gets a -3 bonus on saves against Death, Spells and Wands because of the halfling racial bonus.
     
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    Stuck with my present party but thanks for the info :)
     
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