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Legacy_Sarielle

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« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2012, 02:48:26 am »


               

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Sarielle wrote...
Got to the part in Act 2 where I am forced to solo for a bit ...

Where would that be?  Can't figure out how to thaw out your stoned henchie?  I don't ever remember leaving Deekin behind.  He sulks if I do.


I didn't know you could thaw him out! I was all set to take Dorna the whole way but ... Deekin is so awesome, lol. I missed his narrating the action too much, even though I largely let him buff me and then make him stand in the back so he doesn't die.

I assumed after I got the slaver what he wanted I could get him thawed out. Like I said, it's been so long it's really like playing a new game for me, lol.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2012, 05:51:33 am »


               

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I didn't know you could thaw him out! I was all set to take Dorna the whole way but ... Deekin is so awesome, lol. I missed his narrating the action too much, even though I largely let him buff me and then make him stand in the back so he doesn't die.

I assumed after I got the slaver what he wanted I could get him thawed out. Like I said, it's been so long it's really like playing a new game for me, lol.

Well, there are 2 ways.  The "cheap" way is to use the same Ointment that was used to thaw out the sphinx in the Anauroch ruins (IIRC the shield guardian in one of the rooms drops it on death or maybe its just laying in a chest in that room.  Memory fading here, sry.).  There should be lots of charges left on it and any class can use it.  The expensive way is to buy a scroll of Stone to Flesh from Ashnara, the slaver.  There is no need to complete any quest to unstone your companion.

Even though he sometimes picks an inopportune time to start asking questions, IMO Deekin's interplay is too entertaining to miss out on.  Whoever wrote his dialogue had a great sense of humor.  Also, Deekin is the only henchie that can accompany you through your entire journey through Underdark in the next expansion and will reflect on your companionship in the Undrentide campaign.  I've found if you remove any melee weapon from his inventory and allow him only his xbow, he will tend to stay out of harm's way better.  Also, if you fully exhaust all his spells by buffing, he won't try to buff further or use offensive spells during combat (a useful technique to remember should you rehire him in the next expansion). That blasted Iron Horn spell that he spams can keep knocking a Dexer prone when it is very inconvenient. '<img'>

BTW, haven't really checked the details of the build suggestions very closely but I gathered you had some rogue mixed into it so I recommend HIGHLY that you elect Called Shot feat along the way.  An AA will have no trouble hitting with Called Shots. Ranged sneaks can only be executed within 30 ft of a target so that means you'll need to slow down the mobs a bit and leg shots will do that for you.  30 ft is about 10 steps away from a foe which can get kinda hairy and you don't want to subject your archer to any unnecessary AoOs or losing your DEX AC.  Just a suggestion.  Played LOTS of archers in the campaigns.

Once I got past the tedious first chapter (tedious to me anyway), I really liked SoU as it seems to reflect a much better balance than any of the other campaigns (makes you be much more resourceful than the others IMO) and the closest to PnP gaming.  Enjoy your revisit to Undrentide! I know you will. '<img'>
               
               

               


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Legacy_Sarielle

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« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2012, 06:02:41 am »


               DOH dangit I didn't realize you could thaw out the Sphinx. Rassem frassem.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2012, 06:10:11 am »


               

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DOH dangit I didn't realize you could thaw out the Sphinx. Rassem frassem.

Hmmm.  That means you also missed out on getting the Power Stone then. '<img'> 
Well, that's what replays are for, grabbing anything you missed the other time(s). '<img'>

BTW, he's really really tough, but if you can kill him, the sphinx gives LOTS of XP.
               
               

               
            

Legacy_Sarielle

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« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2012, 08:37:01 pm »


               Yeah, I just looked through my bag and there are a heck of a lot of nifty items I'd forgotten I had. The Stone to Flesh item wasn't the only one. I'm good about keeping up with spell scrolls but the other random artifacts, not so much.

Anyways, yeah, I wish more games let you keep a companion like Deekin around for your whole epic adventure. Too many of them seem to get bored with their own characters and write them out for the sequel. Occasionally it just makes sense for them to move on. Morrigan in DA:O (she obviously had her own goals and motives all along) and Bishop in MotB (even without the chaotic stupid ending they gave him, I don't see him maintaining a long-term relationship with anybody, lol) make sense to not be available. But for the less independent companions -- particularly love interests -- it's always kind of a letdown. Awakening was much less fun for my warden who did the ritual and romanced Zev, for instance, because ... why isn't Zevran there with my gal again on this obviously dangerous adventure?

Anyways, I'm still waiting for a companion in any game to top Deekin. Hasn't happened yet. Even my evil playthroughs (I don't play sociopath types) get a kick out of Deekin, sort of like his Old Master did.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2012, 02:40:32 pm »


               Maybe BG/AA/Bard built on charisma.
               
               

               
            

Legacy_Sarielle

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« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2012, 07:30:32 pm »


               EDIT: reposted in HotU section since that's where it belongs.
               
               

               


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