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Stealing Drizzt's Swords

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by Sorvo, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Sorvo

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    What percentage do you need to get them? I have 100% in pick pocket and I'm still getting the "cat purse skill" dialogue. :(
     
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    Are they even pick-pocketable? They need to be in his inventory rather than in an equiped / weapon slot for you to be able to pick pocket them.

    But I don't know about any skill level requirements. You could just quaff a few potions of master thievery, which give +40 for each potion for pick pocketing.
     
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    As far as i understand it this will not work in the enhanced editions - it enforces a base minimum% needed in the skill to be able to lift items from certain characters/shops even before buffs from potions/gear.
    I'm pretty sure the minimum needed to pickpocket from Drizzt is somewhere around the 95% mark though - might have a test in-game to verify this later.
     
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  4. Sorvo

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    Who has the potions of master thievery? I haven't encountered any yet.
     
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    The very first one you can grab i know of is off the thief vitaire inside a circus tent at the Nashkel festival - he is the thief that will approach you and steal 100 gp then leaves, so counter-pickpocket or kill him as fast as possible before he moves off the map.
    There's also a bunch you can find in durlag's tower, though they might be hard to get at early on- the merchant standing at the entrance of the map might sell some too though.
    As for shops that sell them, the only ones i know of are in the city of baldur's gate itself - at Sorcerous sundries, black lily at the thieves guild and the shop of silence. (all in the east district.)
     
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    OK, I bought 3 potions of perception from the mage in the tower. Jacked my PP to 160% and I'm still getting "cat purse skill" dialogue. I don't think these swords are pickable :(
     
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    If it's a base skill check, as xosmi mentions, then you could go into EEkeeper and put your base pick pocket value to 200 or something. If it still doesn't work, then you can assume that they made Drizz't non-pick pocketable. Which seems kind of lame.
     
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    There have been changes to the pickpocket system in BG EE in patch 1.2
    https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/22203/pick-pocket-changes
    and again in 1.3
    https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/34294/pickpocketing-drizzt-not-possible-anymore
    https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/31037/pickpocket-drizzt-question
    so that some items that could be stolen before either can’t anymore or need a certain minimum score in the skill.
     
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    As far as I've been able to find out 1.3 introduced the pickpocket base minimum requirement, and in 2.X they changed it so items that are equipped/in use cannot be pickpocketed anymore.
    So short of killing him for them, it seems it is impossible to grab the swords off Drizzt now.
     
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    that figures :( Looks like I gotta beef up this swashbuckler a little more before I try that!
     
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    Or you trigger the Gnoll attack invisibly, don’t aid Drizzt and wait until the Gnolls kill him. At least that worked in some earlier version of the game. Would be the way that makes most sense: Good guys can best use his swords, but would not steal or kill him, bad guys would but could not use the swords the their full advantage. So let the disgusting, evil Gnolls overcome that brave hero and then bravely avenge his death with his own swords...
     
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    Unless they seriously beefed up the gnolls in the EE version, that's not gonna happen without some Sorvo aid to the gnolls as, otherwise, Drizzt should mow them down will little effort.
     
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    Depending on version sometimes Drizzt does not react to the Gnoll attack (I would assume to leave the player time to "come to his aid") and won’t lift a finger while being very slowly beaten to death.
     
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    I've never had that happen for me in the enhanced editions, and he's strong enough there to kill the gnolls with ease.
    It's also impossible to lure Drizzt towards the lake and camp the island in the center of it using bows, since the pathfinding improved enough where he will just find his way around it now and murder your guys.

    The most reliable way I've found to do it in the EE version is to box him in with 4-5 party members, then kick those all out of the party - they will prevent Drizzt from moving while being neutral - so he won't attack them either.
    Then have CHARNAME pelt him from a distance with a ranged weapon - remember to bring plenty of ammunition!
    It helps to buy the potions of mind focusing at the friendly arm inn temple - there are 4 total available for 710GP each.
    Each one raises your dexterity by 3, and they stack, lasting for 12 in-game hours - allowing you to reach 25 total on pretty much any character, giving you a +7 to to ThAC0 on all missile attacks, making it a lot easier to hit Drizzt, even if your character has no proficiency with bows.
    If you have the funds, buying some Arrows of Piercing at one of the merchants at the Nashkel carnival helps a lot too, they add another +4 ThAC0, and do +6 piercing damage if you actually land them.
    I've yet to actually try them, but i suspect the Arrows of Biting that are dropped by sirenes would also work very well if you can land them, they do 30% of max HP in poison damage over 20 seconds.
     
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    I never thought of just boosting your Dex if you don't have ranged skills! Thanxx x :) :beer:
     
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    Ummm, if we're breaking out the sharp cheddar, just cheat them in . . .
     
  17. Sorvo

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    Don't have that option but a nice rose would be nice with that cheese :D
     
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    Why not? Isn't there an EEKeeper for this version?
     
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    I guess the option is there but the will is far from access.
     
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    Must admit, never thought of using potions to enhance ranged attacks.. pickpocket chances yes but not ranged attacks.
     

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