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(Spoiler) How to kill a certain tough monster?

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by Otis, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Otis Gems: 2/31
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    As if anybody reading this hasn't played through the game before... Still, following is a

    My question: Is it possible to kill the mind golems in the mind flayer's complex? If so, how?
     
  2. Proteus_za

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    Hack and slash works well. You might need fairly good magical weapons, I cant remeber if they are immune to a certain type (bludgeoning etc).

    I just sent my whole party against them one at a time, they werent easy but they dropped. What problems are you having?
     
  3. Fly2tHeSkY

    Fly2tHeSkY Southern Comfort Veteran

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    Weapons that ignore armor bonuses and the like have alawys worked well for me! If you have any weapons by that stage you'll take them out quite easily!
     
  4. Proteus_za

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    I dont think he will have any by that stage.

    What about magical weapons created by spells?
     
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    I don't remember having any problem in my game fighting them. Just summon, buff, charge and kill.

    At this point of the game you should be able to buy +3 weapons of any kind from the merchants if you haven't killed them and cast buffs like champion's strength and emotion:hope which increase the damage output a lot if you want to overcome damage resistance.
    You could also go back to the battle squares and try to win a few weapons, like the spear+4 and shortsword+5.
     
  6. Otis Gems: 2/31
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    Thanks for the responses. I just tried it once; my best fighter started getting shredded with 50+ HP blows while only dealing a few points himself after damage resistance, so I figured it just wasn't going to work.

    I wasn't using a weapon with the right enchantment level. Some arrows of piercing or sure-strike ought to do the trick. I don't have any +3 items yet... could buy some from the merchants as suggested.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. Fly2tHeSkY

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    Ummm Proteus, if you finished the little challegne in the Ice Temple then you would've received a weapon that is more than capable of doing the job.
     
  8. crucis

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    Sounds like you're describing "Brilliant" weapons. I thought that brilliant weapons only worked on "living" targets and since golems are hardly "living", I thought that brilliant weapons wouldn't work on them. But I've never tested that, so I don't really know.


    Also, I'd suggest casting Stoneskin on anyone who's going to take on a mind golem in melee.

    Still, if I had plenty of +3 or greater ammo, I'd try to take out the MG's at range. Maybe only send in one tank to keep the MG occupied.
     
  9. Sir Rechet

    Sir Rechet I speak maths and logic, not stupid Veteran

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    The merchants just south of the Drow encampment in the are before going into the citadel sell +3 variant of most weapon types in the game, go get yourself some from there. You didn't kill them, right?

    Equip your melee guys with +3 weapons and hack the golems to smithereens. Otherwise, good luck and godspeed on trying to overcome their 50/+3 damage resistance - ain't gonna happen with anything less than a good critical hit from your strongest fighters.

    Other than their super-high damage resistance, they are pushovers, really. Yes, they hit hard, but unless you're playing with a solo character, you have numerical advantage.
     
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