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Mages in IWD

spell selection mage wizard IWD

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#1 ape_style

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

What's people's feels about mages in IWD?


The rarity and eclectic availability of spells, at least early game, in comparison to BG seems to hinder mages to some extent. 


That said, web and fireball is an amazing combination, especially in the large group encounters. 



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#2 dabus

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:40 PM

I've usually played multiclass mages and the available spells kind of matched
But I don't have a full party. Also remember that web was a real good spell.
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:14 AM

In my mind the non dualed from a fighter mages are silly. Simply because the fighter class brings so much to the table from the breakfast forward. And the game seems to be made with this in mind.

In IwDinBG2, cases can be made that the single class mage is even worse, specially when mod kits are inserted to the mix.


The Web is a good spell, but a lone mage can't make it work, so you have to have more than one magic caster, be that a bard, thief-dual-or-multi or a cleric with battle magic... and a couple of archers.

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