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Is there a guide for AC and bonus stacking?

Discussion in 'Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor' started by uglijimus, Aug 28, 2012.

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    for various reason, I stopped playing this game about a year and a half ago. I'm thinking about getting back into it but I am confused about bonuses and AC and how they stack (or don't) depending on items.

    Before I stopped last year, I was becoming agitated on how I couldn't figure out why sometimes wearing 2 different items may stack AC bonuses but others would not. Same thing with ability bonuses.

    I stripped all of my characters of all their items, placed them in their inventory and decided to refit them based on efficiency of the items' bonuses after figuring out the bonuses. I've written them all down on a piece a paper and decided I would figure it out on paper so when I actually start playing the game I could just give the items to the appropriate characters.

    Are there any guides out there showing how certain items' bonuses stack i.e. a shield and platemail, etc.?
     
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    Dan Simpson's 3rd Edition D&D FAQ is good. It may be here on SP but if not you can find it on gamefaqs in the Pools of Radience FAQ section.
     
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    thanks guys!

    so I can assume this will apply to PoR as well, not just IWD2?
     
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    Yes, it applies to IWD2, NWN and PoR2.
     
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    I'm sorry I didn't make it clearer; I meant does PoR actually honor the 3rd edition rules? There are no bugs that let you stack bonuses when you are not supposed to etc?
     
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    I haven't run into any AC exploits yet. As far as I know, PoR honors most 3rd edition rules, but there are some exceptions. I think my Cleric/Fighter/Rogue has 31 AC with Shield of Faith active now.
     
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    thanks, are you still playing it currently?
     
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    Yes I am. I'm soloing it as a Cleric.
     
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