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That gnomish appeal

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by Subra, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Subra Gems: 8/31
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    Set race to gnome
    Set class to multi cleric/illusionist
    Quickly rolled 90+ abilities

    Set race to gnome
    Set class to multi illusionist/thief
    Quickly rolled 90+ abilities

    Set race to half elf
    Set class to multi mage/cleric
    Spent 10 minutes or more and never got 85 abilities

    Set race to half orc
    Set class ot multi cleric/thief
    Spent 10 minutes or more and never got 85 abilities

    Happenstance?
     
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    It's because illusionists get at least 16 dex and therefore their average rolls are better.
     
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    kmonster's right, it has to do with class/specialization minimum requirements.

    No matter what race I choose, I always have an easier time rolling stats with Rangers and Bards. I once rolled a total 97 with my half-elven Bard. I still have the .CHR file saved.
     
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    I know this is the way it should be, but for some reason when I install BGII, I can lower any Gnome Illusionist/Thieves DEX to 9. Weird, right?
     
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    Not weird, just a bug.
     
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    Yes, creating bards and rangers is very nice especially with half-elves. Many times I've managed to create rangers with 18 in at least 3 attributes (Str, Dex and Con), even 4 (Cha) from time to time. Same with bards, 18 in Int, Dex, Cha and some points to spend on either Str, Wis or Con.
     
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    I definitely second the vote for rangers. Due to their high minimums in constitution and wisdom, and a minimum strength score to boot, they get very high rolls. (I think they have a minimum dexterity score as well, although I'm not sure about that.) You can make a ranger-cleric multi-class with an 18/xx strength, 18s in wisdom, constitution, and dexterity, and 10 or better in intelligence and charisma quite easily.
     
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    The Ranger's minimums are as follows:

    13 STR
    13 DEX
    14 CON
    14 WIS

    Combine that with an Elf who has minimums or 8 in INT and CHA and you have an above average stat character, with the minimums!
     
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    Paladins also have high minimum stats - second only to rangers I believe.
     
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    That place is reserved for elven druids. Paladin comes on third place.:)
     
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    Redrake, I have not been able to create an elven druid...do you have any mods installed?
     
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    Oh, right, I forgot. It is only possible in IWD1, not in BG games. OK, then. For BG games, Paladin is on the second place.:D
     
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    I don't think you can make an elven Druid in IWD1 either.

    You can definitely do it in IWD2, but there are no class stat requirements in that game.
     
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    You can. This is a known difference between IWD1 and BG1&2. You can't make Elf Fighter/Druid multiclass, but a single class elven druid is possible.
     
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    Weird. Thanks for that though! :D
     
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