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Anyone tried to kill the beholders without the shield?

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition' started by Sevanhya, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Aramoro Gems: 1/31
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    Dec 4, 2016
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    Chaos + Spider Spawn

    or just any summon

    Edit: chaos is lvl 5 mage, and spiders is lvl 4 mage spell

    I used this when EE came out so im not sure if it still works. I tested out a lot of things on them to see what works.
    EE made holders a lot stronger, they have saving trows so high they never fail them(or they are scripted to never fail?).

    Beholders a super mages, instant cast tons of spells at multiple targets, epic saves, immunity's, they attack if u stun them, every time they get a hit...and they deadspell all summons instantly.

    The only spells that work are ones that are not affected by saves, or the ones that have like +4 difficulty or what.

    here is where Chaos works:
    -its is the higher lvl version of confusion, its a -4 vs their saves, so it actually works
    -it interrupts the script to cast deadspell and makes them run around, they still attack but a lot more random
    -after that u summon sword spiders(or just any summon)
    -make then run up to them, and poke them to death with their front legs (makes for a very fast takedown)

    First scout out the holders with ur thief in stealth, cast confusion from outside their sight range, send the spiders.

    if u use chaos on Elder Orbs they actually get stunned, dont know wy...
    think their script makes them use their spell defenses first thing in the fight, and confusion blocks the scrip for it?
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
  2. Daolong Gems: 1/31
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    3 simplest ways to kill gauths/beholders without the shield:

    1- Keldorn + Carsomyr (or Viconia for evil parties) + 1 pot of magic protection (or you could stack 2 but I cant remember how many roger sells in the sewer).

    2- Any character with free action and the cloak of "your magic does nothing" er mirroring (obviously you would have to do the unseeing eye quest after returning from the underdark).

    And finally the way I cleared almost every tough fight in the entire game with a swashbuckler protagonist...

    3- Traps

    Yoshi can throw his special traps by the way (its the only good thing about bounty hunters) so the baddies wont gaze him to death while placing and no tricky kiting required.

    Some other ways would be a really precise cloudkill and an invisible/hidden person blocking a choke point, or boots of speed ranged kiting with a stealth character (minsc, valgyr or fighter/thief protagonist). Those can be pretty dicey though.

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