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Alignment: Chaotic Good
- Strength: 18/93
- Dexterity: 16
- Constitution: 16
- Intelligence: 8
- Wisdom: 6
- Charisma: 9
- Two-handed Sword: **
- Mace: **
- Long Bow: **
- Two Weapon Style: **
Starting Equipment: None
How to find: Minsc will be in one of the cells just north of the starting point at the beginning of the game. Speak to him and choose any dialog options you like. He will reach the conclusion that you're not going to help him, go berserk and break out of the cage – and then fortunately "realizes" that you were only trying to get him mad enough to break out. He then offers to join.
If dropped: Goes to the Copper Coronet in the Slums District.
NPC Quest: None.
Relations with other NPCs: Edwin will badger Minsc about the death of Dynaheir until the point where Minsc can take it no longer and attacks the evil wizard.
NOTE: If Aerie or Nalia is in the party, either will offer to become Minsc's new witch. If his new witch is killed in combat after this point, Minsc goes berserk.
Jan Jansen constantly annoys Minsc by trying to steal Boo. Despite Minsc's threats this doesn't end up in open hostilities – but Jan gets very close to a sound beating!
Behavior that causes him to leave the party: Minsc leaves permanently if the party's reputation drops to 2 or below. Also, if the party's reputation drops to 4 or below, he becomes a Fallen Ranger.
Background information: Minsc is a Berserker Warrior and Ranger from Rashamen. In Baldur's Gate, his task was to protect the mage Dynaheir, and her death at Irenicus' hands has affected him badly.
He is very fond of his familiar Boo, a hamster which Minsc claims is a Miniature Giant Space Hamster. Whether this claim is true we don't know.
Minsc is trained in Two-handed Swords, but as a Ranger he also has two proficiency points in Two-weapon Style. So you can choose to equip him with either a Two-handed Sword or with two one-handed weapons. You are really spoiled for choice here. What you should choose depends on your personal preferences and the party you eventually put together.
If you keep Minsc in Leather Armor, he can also hide in the shadows and scout ahead of the party.