I Never Knew I Could Do X Until Just Now...

Discussion in 'The Temple of Elemental Evil' started by UniversalWolf, Jul 28, 2010.

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  1. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf agricola

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    I've played ToEE through several times over, and I just discovered I could bully Oolgrist into joining my party. :yes:

    Anyone else make any "discoveries?"
     
  2. maalri

    maalri Immortal

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    Very kewl thread idea! I will rack my brain to try to think of one...
     
  3. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    You can assign non-healing spells to ALL of a cleric's slots. By pressing "shift", you can then cast that slot as the apprpriate level healing spell instead. ;)
     
  4. UniversalWolf

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    Thanks! I knew that was possible, but I had forgotten the key combination.
     
  5. Groo the Ambler

    Groo the Ambler Loot the Rot Grubs

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    You can level Riana up as a neat little cleric of Olidammara, if you need a cleric and don't want Ronald. She's one of the few NPCs that qualify for the class. Her wisdom seriously limits her spell levels, but she makes a good Wondrous Item crafter.

    Unfortunately (I just found out) in 5.8 if you reunite her with Serena and release them from the party, neither will rejoin, so your investment in Rianna is lost. Along with those scrolls I let her carry.
     
  6. General Ghoul

    General Ghoul Established Member

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    I just figured out with a high enough UMD, you can decipher scripts and "read magic" scrolls for free, both cleric and magic user scrolls. So now I don't waste 0 level spells on RM.
     
  7. UniversalWolf

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    That's a pretty good one. The question is, what do you waste 0-level spell slots on if not Read Magic? ;)

    The only 0-level spells I use besides Read Magic are Flare and Open/Close.
     
  8. General Ghoul

    General Ghoul Established Member

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    I like guidance before a big fight, and Ray of Frost and daze on the wizard side. Or when you run out of 0 level spells after finding the big stash.
     
  9. The Royal Canadian

    The Royal Canadian Established Member

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    A variation on GA's "Shift + Click" to cast healing spells for clerics. If you have a druid in the party, "Shift + Click" allows your druid to cast "Summon Nature's Ally". I find having Meleny summon a Huge Water Elemental very useful when fighting the Balor.
    The Royal Canadian
     
  10. UniversalWolf

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    True, I do occasionally use Guidance. I use it for disarm or other dangerous skill attempts and not much for combat, though.

    I wish Ray of Frost, Acid Splash, and Disrupt Undead worked a little better with Empower. I would use them more if they did, but 1-3 damage, even Empowered, just doesn't cut it for a 2nd-level spell slot - especially when the damage requires a hit in combat to be successful.

    That's a pretty good one, actually. I didn't know it because I don't play with Druids enough. When I took Meleny along I used her as a summoner, though, so I can see how it would be useful.
     
  11. DarkStorm

    DarkStorm Established Member

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    If you reroll your stats 100.000 times during char creation, you'll automatically get all 18s. If you reroll again after that, you'll get all 3s.

    I didn't actually try this, but it's hardcoded in the game ;-)
     
  12. General Ghoul

    General Ghoul Established Member

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    That's a myth, someone tried it, it didn't work.
     
  13. DarkStorm

    DarkStorm Established Member

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    Now you're challenging me... Do I have to build a robot in order to reproduce this?!
     
  14. General Ghoul

    General Ghoul Established Member

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    No but change fingers on the enter button often.
     
  15. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Huh, I thought it was a well-known thing, and that some fool actually had tried it and found it to be true.
     
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