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What can be pickpocketed?

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by Warston, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Warston Gems: 2/31
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    I've done a search and the main thing seems to be Jemeliah's luck stone, which is a good find.
    I play in HOF, but I'd be willing to try normal again to see what I get from whom. Pickpocketing in HOF just seems to continually fail.

    Is there a list somewhere of who has what? Apparently Ulbrec and Ulbrec's wife each have something.
     
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    You can save a good chunk of coin by pickpocketing a flask of Braehg during Prologue from the guy that sells those. The only notable loot available via pickpocketing that I know of is a +2 CHA ring from the emissary in the Monastery.
     
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    Thanks. Yes, I forgot about the guy at the monastery. It's a pity there isn't a list somewhere. The things you can pickpocket in IWD are quite well known and all useful.
     
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    There's the lucky nuk (I think) in Targos
     
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    You can pickpocket belladona from Illium, too. At least, I have.

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    I pickpocketed Ennelia outside of the Palisade (I think I once got something off of Braston, too, but I might be confused). I have also pickpocketed Ven as well as Nonin in the Monastery. I have pickpocketed Zama (the cleric in the duergar fortress). I believe I pickpocketed several members of the Dragon's Lair, level 4 (the time loop), but I can't remember who or what I got off of them.

    I wouldn't be surprised at all if one could pickpocket many different individuals in the Hand; I don't remember trying to do it there. So many of the quests there revolve around special items that specific individuals hold.

    Thanks for mentioning Guthewulfe, Sir Rechet. It never occured to me to try to pickpocket him for whatever reason, and that early in the game, the price of braehg is pretty expensive. A walk-through I just read mentioned you can pickpocket the Wolf Charm off of him too, but I honestly think the experience that is gained by winning the drinking contest with him is worth more than the Charm itself.
     
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    Yeah, it's kinda odd that you'll most likely want to reload if you manage to snitch the charm instead of the flask out of his hands. :D
     
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    After a more thorough search it seems there is a lot that can be pickpocketed - some quite good. This links to Duncan Clay's guide at GameFAQs:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/552350-icewind-dale-ii/faqs/59335
    I hope it's Ok to post the link.
    Anyway, in HOF pickpocket seems to always fail. I always add a character holding Ned's Lucky Nucky at the start of each game as I legitimately pickpocketed the item in normal mode one time. My guess is that the items listed can be pickpocketed on a run-through in normal mode -I've yet to try though.
     
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    That's a useful FAQ in a number of ways. I didn't realize, for instance, that I would recieve more XP for waiting until I'd explored more of the Ice Temple before I reported to Zack. I usually entered the Ice Temple, poked around for a couple of minutes, and came back and reported to him to get the XP reward--which apparently was the minimal XP reward (looks like it is less than half of what I could recieve from him if I'd explore more of the temple).

    I still suspect there are more items to be pickpocketed than merely the items listed in this FAQ (which is still pretty extensive). I'm specifically thinking about all the NPCs in the Hand.
     
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    Useful, and gets most of the major items, but almost everybody in Targos can be pick pocketed for minor treasure. There are some people impossible to pick pocket without save scumming, but there is some good loot in the Healer's area that doesn't appear to be in that guide for instance.
    Unfortunately, they are virtually impossible to pick pocket without save scumming. I've tried cheating and it doesn't help. A thief with 20 dexterity, and 20 points in pick pockets who drank a potion of master thievery, potion of insight, and potion of perception (I used Dale Keeper 2) still seems to fail just as often as a level 2 thief with 5 pick pockets and 16 dex.
     
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    aside from a few areas pickpocket can be ignored as their isn't really any negative outcomes to killing most npcs when leaving a chapter
     
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    In which case you need to make your party of evil alignment or there is a bug.
     
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    nah pretty much only run good for holy word purposes. must for paladin mix-ins

    I got a fallen paladin once in the original non EE IWD but alignment loss just doesn't seem to have ever been part of IWD2

    just before the airship to chapter 5 you can backtrack all the way to the valley crash before the ice temple and wipe most things out.

    Targos will turn hostile so you largely can't there but you can finger of death on Jemeliah and get the lucky knucky.

    Duegar and Black raven monastery can both be destroyed once you get the quest exp from them.
     
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    Those should all be chaotic evil acts, maybe a neutral evil character can get away with it, but anyone of non-evil alignment would not do such acts.
    I would have doubted a lawful evil character doing that, but look at the bladelings in Neverwinter Nights 2, and they are supposed to be lawful evil.
    I'm sure they are firmly in the evil category however.
    Why would you reload when you can pickpocket both from him? Just pick pocket, save if successful, and then make another attempt. If you fail, reload.
    Several people have several items to pickpocket.
     
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    Because if you pickpocket the amulet from him, you can no longer challenge him in the hold-your-braehg contest for it and lose quest experience for doing that.
     
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    So pickpocket after the challenge. In P&P it would be even more logical since you'd want to have your face talk to him as a distraction and afterwards he'd be drunk and have penalties to his spot checks.
     
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