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Probably another boring thread

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by Cecily Griselda, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Cecily Griselda Gems: 3/31
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    This is my planned party:

    1 Bard, drow
    2 halforc barbarian, fighte, bane
    3 aasimar paladin of Ilmater/few levels of cleric
    4 rogue/transmuter
    5 druid
    6 sorcerer


    I tried to play this, but I simply can't build sorcerer. She's no my party talker, bard and trasmuter will take all relevant skills like spellcraft, alchemy, and she's left with concentration. Does Sorcerer's benefit from spellcraft?
     
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    I believe that you need to have a double digit spellcraft to grab the four elemental feats (aqua mortis, etc.) that give you bonus damage and resistance to specific elements.
     
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    Somehow forgotten about this. Thank you!
     
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    Also less important, spellcraft lets you ID what spell enemy spellcasters are casting at you.
     
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    Sorcerer is specialized arcane caster, so if you intend to use Sorc, wizards or other variants are somewhat spare~

    Concentration and Spellcraft, the end~

    The four elemental feats: the bigger damage you cause, the more pronounced the bonus can be. So fire is best because you get access to big fire damage spell early, with possibly lightning second (it fire on a line, less damaging than a circular). Acid and cold is just waiting until 6 or 7th level spells.
     
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    Yes, but how important are those feats? You could be playing a disabler instead of a damage dealer.
    Render them helpless and let the rest of the party wail on them for automatic hits. Heck, once the target is helpless, you can even have the sorcerer use a crossbow to take pot shots at them. The bad THAC0 BAB won't matter. Under certain circumstances, you can even use a simple weapon in melee like a quarterstaff if there are no baddies that are not stunned/paralyzed/unconscious nearby.
     
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    A sorcerer as a disabler? Who would play sorc that way, I ask. A player who play arcane disabler would choose wizard, because that way lie more versality. You want more options to disable them, and discard those options when you pass to the next battlefield with different requirement, different spells to disable.

    The super majority of players who choose sorc would enjoy high frequency of damage spells. And for them elemental feats are important.

    Can you play sorc as a disabler? Sure, if you want to cripple yourself that way, feel free to. Just dont expect to get praise for your masochism.
     
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