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Stuck in Yuan-ti temple

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by sarevok66, Aug 26, 2011.

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    EDIT: i'm not stuck anymore, instead, i'm facing the guardian with my solo monk lvl 20 but i can barely hurt him while he does tremendous damage to my char... any tips to defeate it would be welcome
     
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    If you don't feel ready to fight the guardian you can just kill everyone in the yuan-ti temple and return to Kuldahar instead of killing him now.

    You can return later to fight him for the HP bonus and poison resistance.

    There are some dirty tricks you can try to defeat him now, but why bother using cheese when you soon will get more attacks and better equipment to win in a fair and honest way ...
     
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    are you doing any damage at all to him or is it a case of him killing you too quickly?

    there are some potions that might help your odds:
    potion of heroism is +10 hp +2 BAB
    potion of strengths can go up to +7 STR
    barksin potion +3 AC
    all of which last a long time and might make the difference.

    im curious about what sorts of tricks you can use against the guardian as a level 20 monk?
     
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    kmonster > i like cheese, please do tell

    besides there are some rooms in the south-west section of the temple which ican't get into and i didn't manage to enter the treasure room either, so i really need to slay the guardian


    lendial > i never use potion, my monk is of the old order.... he doesn't do drugs
     
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    Try quivering palm, according to the description in the manual it should work. If you enable the hit rolls in the console you'll be sure. Every 20th attempt or so the guardian should fail its save and die.

    You can also use the classic "shoot and run" cheese (slow and painful, but definitely doable even in HoF mode) to bring it down to 0 HP.

    You can also use one of protection from magic scrolls on it, maybe it will dispell its permanent haste to make it attack less often.

    With a little trial and error you should be able to enter the treasure room in the temple and with a little patience you should also be able to find a way into the SW rooms.

    Your monk seems to be quite weak, my solo barbarian meleed and slaughtered it after a few attempts, what are your character's stats and equipment ?
     
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    i tried quivering palm many times but to no avail

    here are the monk's stats

    str 23
    dex 18
    con 18
    int 3
    wiz 16
    chr 3

    ac 29
    hp 240

    equipment:

    no armor
    cloak of protection +1
    bracers of defense +4
    boots of avoidance
    ring of protection +3
    ring of lesser resistance
    houndstooth collar

    i also got, but am not wearing:
    ring of dex +1
    thunder clap (bracers that give only to monks 1 attack per round bonus)
    should i wear these or is AC more important ?

    ---------- Added 2 hours, 20 minutes and 17 seconds later... ----------

    there's another problem: i can't force the lock of the chest near Mandal's corpse in the Dragon Eye, and i'm supposed to need the rope according to the walkthru
     
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    has the guardian rolled a 1 on any quivering palm attempt? if he did, and he didnt die then it seems he might be immune.

    also, if monks dont do drugs, then they certainly dont do crossbows :).

    use the monk bracers unless you are somehow able to get 5 hits per round otherwise.
     
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    the Chult dragon isn't my main concern right now, i'm kind of stuck in the Dragon's eye because i can't open the chests that contains rope in order to repair the bridge in lvl 4

    plus i'm supposed to intimidate D'hey-Jazerroin into doing the brew but i got no intimidate skill nor alchemy

    i think this time i'm stuck for good, and i dont feel like starting over :(
     
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    You don't have to intimidate the alchemist, just be sneaky. When he is working switch the normal phirna root for the false one and make sure everything is in place without getting seen by him.

    My 22 str ranger could open the chest which contains the rope, just retry. Is it really locked ? If it really doesn't work there's still the option to use strength boosting items (maybe you'll find one somewhere) or to pick the lock with potions of master thievery.
    Before you need the rope you still have the option to explore and fight everything for XP and loot until the bridge, you can also return to Kuldahar to fight the battle for the paladin sword, maybe the gained XP will allow you to gain a level, raise a stat or put a point into lockpicking.
     
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    24 str should be enough to open any chest in the game with repition. you should have found various +1-8 str items by now.
     
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    no i dont, i just have a +1 dex ring.... so i'm totally scr*wd

    i guess i'll just resume my pending solo inquisitor journey from bg2


    kmonster > its been a while since i last got xp from killing mob
     
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    You will still get quest XP and fighting the bad guy in level 3 will yield combat XP. There are so many shops in and around Kuldahar that I'm surprised that you can't find anything strength boosting there, maybe you should make an exception and use a strength potion for this occasion.
     
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    so many shops in Kuldahar ? i only know of Seemish and his father Conlan, the first sells scrolls and the latter armor

    if you know of any potion seller around, please do tell
     
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    oswald sells several strength potions
     
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    The guys you met in the building in Kuldahar pass (Nataniel?) also sell stuff.
     
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    well i bought a potion of strength from Oswald, it raised my str to 24 but it still didn't work

    i should've created a half-orc monk instead of human :/

    ..... or bought more ropes in the wandering village
     
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    At this point I would just console it in. Are you sure you dont need a key for that chest though? Maybe there is a reason you cant open it even with 24 strength.
     
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    there's no mention of a key in the walkthroughs i've been reading so far, and since i won't cheat i'm pretty much stuck

    if ever i attempt to start over i'll be sure to pack as many ropes as i possibly could.... but after all the time it took me to bring my solo char to this area and level, i really dont feel like giving the game another shot, especially for such a stupid reason like missing rope
     
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    Weird.

    I would break your no cheating rule just this one time, since maybe its actually a bug that you cant open that chest? It doesnt benefit your character at all, it just allows you to continue the game.

    Up to you though, I know I'd do it just so I could carry on.
     
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    It must be a bug (or maybe you have to do a quest first, putting 1 point into lockpicking for feedback in such situations is a good idea). You can create and add a new thief to your party (20 dex race lets you start with 9 skill, eventually give him dex boosters and/or potions of master thievery) and have him try.
     
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