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SCS - Ulcaster Problems

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by occam, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. occam Gems: 2/31
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    I decided to give Sword Coast Stratagems a go (I'm also using Trilogy, so that's why I'm posting here). Everything were more or less well until I reached Ulcaster.

    Then the problems began.
    First, Icharyd absolutely destroyed me about 20 times. He needs incredibly low rolls to hit me, hits hard as a mofo and when I manage to whittle him to Near Death, he goes back to full health (:( ) and starts pummeling me with Call Lightning spells (without forgetting to hit me every time he attacks).

    I tried everything- even donning a Full Plate Mail on the Bhaalspawn (Icharyd is resistant to my spells anyway) as well as trying to drink my only Potions of Hill Giant Strenght and Heroism. Nothing.

    I temporarily gave up and decided to at least clean the Ulcaster Ruins.

    The Vampiric Wolf that used to live in the Ulcaster Ruins has transformed in the Wolf of Ulcaster.
    He is incredibly hard to hit, has a ****load of health (a wand of Frost discharge got him to "Barely Injured"). Furthermore, he is somehow a spellcaster, casting Horror, Greater Malison and Summoning Ghouls that can somehow Hold you (obviously, he can Hold you himself as well) and Summoning Monsters as well -some of them always go and chase Dynaheir :(

    I tried several things as well (Potion of Heroism, Potion of Hill Giant Strength on the Bhaalspawn, try to cast Blindness as well to get a good discharge of Lightning Wand) but absolutely nothing works. Eventually, he manages to Hold 1 or 2 people before I get him past Badly Injured and starts to heal himself out of them.

    Here's my party, by the way:

    Bhaalspawn -Multiclassed Elven Fighter (4)/Mage (3) (Knave Robe, wields +2 and +1 longswords, Ring of Protection+1, Ring of Wizardry)
    Imoen -Thief (5) (Short Bow+1, Dagger+1, Studded Leather Armour)
    Jaheira -Fighter (4)/Druid (4) (Full Plate Mail, Quarterstaff+1 Gauntlets of Dex)
    Khalid -Fighter (5) (Longsword+1, Medium Shield+1, Ankheg Plate, Ring of Protection +1)
    Minsc Ranger (4) (Plate Armor, Two-Handed Sword +1, Composite Longbow)
    Dynaheir -Invoker (4) (Mage Robe of Fire Resistance, Sling +1)

    The Bhaalspawn has Sleep, Blindness, Magic Missile, Identify, Prot. from Evil, and Remove Fear (the Vampiric Wolf has so many HPs Remove Fear disappears during the fight and he Horror's everyone) and Dynaheir has Magic Missile as her only combat spell.

    I also have a Potion of Invisibilty, a Potion of Heroism, a Potion of Hill Giant Strength and a wand of Frost).

    Sorry for the lengthy inventory description. My question is: are there some strategies I might be overlooking or do I need to purchase better stuff (I have about 5k) and/or level up considerably first?
     
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    Thanks. Looks like it's back to mining in Nashkel and Cloakwood for me... at least, as far as Icharyd is concerned. I have acquired three potions of Freedom, which would help against the wolf of Ulcaster, but I have 4 frontline characters, and I will have to use all of them.

    I leveled up everyone by a level by killing winter wolves, but apparently you can only sell 1 (one) winter wolf pelt to the Nashkel Merchant. I was hoping to acquire the Robe of the Good Magi with the wolf pelts I had :(

    Man, SCS is unforgiving.
     

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