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Why is Edwin so powerful?

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by cat_hair2000, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. cat_hair2000 Gems: 3/31
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    Most specialist mages can cast a max of 6 spells; 5 for generalists. But Edwin can cast a max of 8 or more spells per level. Is it that necklace he's wearing?

    Also, why does Bigby's crushing hand use the yellow, enchant/charm coil when it says it is an evocative spell? It should have the red, pulsating orb.
     
  2. Heerscher Gems: 3/31
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    1. Yes, he gets the extra spells because of his amulet. I believe it grants him two extra spells per level, but I'm not sure. Check the item description.

    2. I don't know, never use that spell anyway.
     
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    The item description only says that it is inlaid with his family birthright, or some such. It says nothing about the additional spells. Yes, it grants him 2 additional spells/level.

    If you really want him spell heavy, give him the ring of wizardry (extra 5th, 6th, and 7th level spell) and the ring of acuity (2 extra 2nd level spells, 1 extra 3rd and 4th level spell).
     
  4. Stu Gems: 20/31
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    [​IMG] IIRC the amulet only grants him one extra spell per level. The other extra spells are probably from ring of wizadry/acuity.
    I may be wrong, but I'm prety sure the above is correct.
    BTW my sorceress could kill Edwin any day :D :) :D
     
  5. trillex Gems: 13/31
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    If you look in his character sheet, it says something like "Level 2: 5 + 3" or something like that. Or that might have been in BG 1
     
  6. GodRules44 Gems: 4/31
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    It grants three I looked it up in IEEP.
     
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    @ Godrules44
    i don't know what you're looking at, but i just looked it up in ieep, and it said 2 for every level.
     
  8. supercle Gems: 1/31
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    He is powerful because:

    1) His conjurer spell bonus (1 extra spell)
    2) his amulet (2 extra spells)
    3) Nether Scroll (+20 lore ,+1 bonus to all Saving throws)

    [ July 04, 2004, 17:15: Message edited by: supercle ]
     
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    NPC's typically have bonuses that you can't get with self-created characters. It makes up for the less-than-optimal stats and proficiencies that they offer, and thus encourages you to use them rather than create your own (in addition to the dialogues, quests, etc.)
     
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    [​IMG] Edwin is THE mage of the series, you can't create a more powerful one (spell-wise). And his personality is - interesting. ;)
     
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    I think "Edwina" is even better.

    "I feel your stares! Die! Die!"

    @ Stu: That's a big call - Edwin is amazing, especially at higher levels. His only real weakness in a mage battle is the fact that he has no Divination spells (mainly True Sight), but Glitterdust should take care of the typical SI:Div + SI:Abj + Imp. Invisibility trigger.
     
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