Beating the balor

Discussion in 'The Temple of Elemental Evil' started by Vecna's uncle Bill, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. sigofmugmort

    sigofmugmort Established Member Supporter

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    You cannot return after killing Zuggtmoy, Death Ward prevents the slay Living from working, the real bug is that Prot. from Evil does not block the fear even tho it is supposed to
     
  2. Nightcanon

    Nightcanon Garrulous Halfling

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    Unless that's a new modification, it's not true that you can't return and fight the Balor after defeating Zuggtmoy. I've done so several times, including coming back and having each of my characters solo it before retiring from adventuring having completed all the new content.
     
  3. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    I've always used Scather, as long as you don't deliver the killing blow with it you won't get the game-breaking bug. But that's just me - official Co8 policy still stands :)
     
  4. Nightcanon

    Nightcanon Garrulous Halfling

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    I never had a problem with Scather unless using a CG character, even when playing an unmodified game out of the box.
     
  5. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    O sure, if you're not using a CG character then you don't get the answering effect that causes the loop that messes you up. Personally if I am thinking about what I am doing I make sure I have a CG character to get the full benefit, but that's just me.
     
  6. Daryk

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    It's been a while since my last play through... sounds like it might be time to pick up where I left off...
     
  7. Endarire

    Endarire Ronald Rynnwrathi

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    T+ fixes problems with the Swords of Answering and the Fire Node.
     
  8. spud69

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    not for me. I cannot use scather at all in the fire node. does zero damage to salamanders, snakes and balor, even with 26 str and +12 power attack and half the time my fighter is left frozen after killing something (seems to work on the fire toads). Mind you, he is CG...
     
  9. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    They may be bugs Temple+ have introduced.
     
  10. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    Are you sure you're using Temple+? I just tested and it works fine.
     
  11. spud69

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    I just worked it out... finally managed to deal 7hp damage with a critical hit so checked the dialog box for the breakdown to see how I dealt some damage and found somehow I have switched non-lethal damage on (that hit was supposed to deliver 77hp)

    *face palm*. definitely having a blonde/senior moment :oops: :rolleyes: :confused:
     
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  12. Daryk

    Daryk Veteran Member

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    That would certainly make that fight harder... just hit the Fire Node in my current play through... harvesting XP ahead of taking on the Type VI...
     
  13. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    You should have mentioned you were playing Hardcore mode :p
     
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