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Non-placed loot

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition' started by claudius, Jul 4, 2019.

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    Hi I just found a halberd +1 electric in a crypt in Myrloch Vale and it made me curious if this was placed loot or random. None of my party members is proficient with halberd though it is still my first enchanted weapon so using it.

    If I recall IWD has random loot and probably some "placed" loot. I define placed as it's always there every play through.

    So now my question is if there is a way to keep rerolling loot? I think I re-opened chest and got same halberd. But could the trigger be re-enter the crypt? Or is random loot rolled for each playthrough at the beginning?

    I realize the halberd might have been placed I am just saying in general. It's kind of fun to have the weapons your characters specialize in actually be the weapon you find so even though it's cheating (albeit a single player game) I might still want to collect some useable weapons.
     
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    I believe that the items are mostly random (the one you found is) and are rolled the first time you enter the area.
     
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    Thanks. Would you suppose the item was rolled when I entered Myrloch Veil or when I entered the crypt?
     
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    The items are determined when you enter a specific area (i.e. one that has a distinct area code if you press x).
     
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    Thanks. Looks like the Myrloch veil exterior is different number pressing X than the interior of the caves.
     
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    While not always true most of the items that are distinct non-generic seeming magic items tend to be placed items while the more generic sounding magic items (say +4 phasing short sword) tend to be randomly placed.
     
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