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How to make useless NPC's useful

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by jimstrom, Jul 17, 2012.

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    There is an NPC warrior with a connection to the Flaming Fist. She isn't found in the city however. Shar-Teel is the daughter of Angelo. Having her in the party when the Flaming Fist are trying to capture you can help facilitate your release.
     
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    I've used Tiax as my front-line warrior, no problem once he is kitted out for the job. And if you are scouting ahead for traps then he's a lot tougher than a regular thief if something nasty is lurking around the corner. Plus Sanctuary too.

    But the simple truth is that in BG1 if you can use a bow or a wand then there are plenty of ways to dish out some damage.
     
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    Ain't that the truth. It's because of that that many of my parties don't use a mage at all. A bard can use both wands and bows, and has enough spells to fill in the holes. Even Garrick can be useful ones you give him a point in bows and give him a decent long bow (like the one from the bandit camp).
     
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    Garrick is actually a solid character - which empacise the whole problem: Why on earth would you wanna pick one of the "later NPC"? From a roleplaying position - it might work. For the powergamer - maybe Coran (just maybe). BG is all about archery so melee warriors just don't cut it. Tiax might work but... Who are you gonna drop (if you have a standard party of six). Yeslick? Same problem there. So from a roleplaying perspective - go for it! Otherwise... don't. And if you are adding some of the late NPC:S you will need to give them some great equipment since they don't bring any...
     
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