EPISODE 3: Eren the Unbroken, Berserker/Cleric (bg2).
Eren had his closest brush with dead to date..., read all about my desperate attempts to staying alive in this episode...
First, cloakwood. No problem with a potion of freedom from high hedge. Killed the wyverns, actually didnt even get wounded.
Rested right before the big fight for the haste boots. Here we go:
-skeleton warrior, stinking cloud and web take out a warrior and a mage. The fast berserker followed us, but the combined might of five killed him pretty quickly. We paralyze the first mage with a rod and kill him, then shoot the held 2nd warrior. I underestimate the second mage though. He starts with mirrorimage and protection from normal missles, then holds and spooks some the team.. he even charms one of them. All in all, 5 vs one is still no fair fight, and he falls:
Next was Daevaeorn on SCS, I was wondering what that would be like. Well... I found out. I kill some bandits and sneak past the rest leaving me in front of the mage with no thief. I search traps by spell and find like 6 laying before me. I ponder a while but my thinking is interrupted by 2 battle horrors. I had Dynaheir equpped with the boots of haste so she would outrun one while Eren, Dorn and Minsc finished a horror rather quickly, and then the second.
Next up where the traps. I peeked through my potion bag and found a potion of magic immunity up till lvl 5. Dorn gulped it and walked through all the traps towards Daevaeorn. Right then and there I saw the power of this potion because he actually didnt take a single damage. Neither did the mages follow up acid arrow sequencer, chaos, horror and fireballs do anything to him. I was so happy I got overconfident...
Soon enough the potion wore out and soon enough elite bandits with ice arrows dropped in and started shooting my team. I moved my team towards the middle of the maze and Dorn started chasing Daevaeorn who showed smart AI by walking around shooting my weakest characters and staying out of the line of fire. Then disaster, he had a sunfire up his sleeve killing my new fighter/cleric dwarf and Minsc. An elite shot Branwen leaving Eren, Dynaheir and Dorn. Dorn was hacked to pieces by 5 bandits and Dynaheir got nabbed by a blade of a freaking regular bandit dealing like 13 damage, killing her as well. Here I was, Eren the Unbroken, very much alone against about 10 bandits and elites and injured daevaeorn because of a fireball from Dynaheir and a bullet from Eren, but stoneskinned and mirrorimaged again.
I charged Daevaeorn who was out of spells and who luckely charged me along with his men. I panicked and threw everything I had at them, including 2 potions of firebreath dealing only minor damage because of protection from fire. I gulped potions of healing and potions of heroism like ale.
After what seemed like ages and getting wounded severily Eren finally got through images and stoneskins and crushed the mage with 2 hits.
I had to stuff everything in a chest before taking only what was necessarry and resurrected my fellows. Went back looted the place, sold some and went for Baldurs gate.
There Eren and Dorn had a run-in with some minor demons, a mid level mage and cleric and a Blackguard from Dorn's quest. I forgot to take screenshots because I was shocked they threw demons at me. Luckely they were only minor servants of some lord and although they had aura of fear Eren and Minsc's berserk foiled that while dynaheir shot the mage and cleric with fireballs. They died quickly enough and Dorn slew his Blackguard foe. The blackguard (btw they pronounce blackguard like 'blaggard' in the game, very annoying...) managed to drain his life 2 times and dorn drained back, which was cool to see.
We got Albruin from that but nobody could wield bastard swords so we sold it, bought some arrows of acid and dispelling and the cursed ring of Kazgoroth giving it to Dorn who already has low constitution so isnt hurt by its drain.
We took on some quests and got a nasty run in with mages at the sorcerous sundries... getting two of us killed. After reviving:
This is Eren now. Massive hp, I had luck with his rolls IWD style
I feel Im playing way too risky, to be honoust I dont even know whats coming because of SCS, I have to remember to play well rested and not get too confident. On the other hand, living dangerously but still prevail is so satisfying. Dying is horrifying though...
Next up is Baldurs gate.