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#1 Argent77

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:01 AM

File Name: Improved Archer Kit
File Submitter: Argent77
File Submitted: 27 Mar 2015
File Category: Miscellaneous Released Mods

Overview

The original Archer kit does not scale very well with progressing levels. While the kit is very strong in earlier parts of the game, it becomes less useful compared to the other ranger kits later on.
This mod attempts to rebalance the kit, so that low level archers don't outshine other classes, while high-level archers may still keep up with other ranger kits. The mod adjusts overall power of the Archer and adds a couple of useful skills and abilities to the kit.
 
Additional components provide you with Archer-like kits for figher, paladin and thief classes, or install a set of
powerful bows and ammunition to the game.

The mod supports BG2, BGT, BG:EE, BG:SoD, BG2:EE, IWD:EE and EET.
 

Components

1. Improved Archer Kit
  • Installs the Archer kit
2. Add fighter kit: Marksman
  • Installs the fighter kit "Marksman" to the game.
3. Add paladin kit: Bow Knight
  • Installs the paladin kit "Bow Knight" to the game.
4. Add thief kit: Sharpshooter
  • Installs the thief kit "Sharpshooter" to the game.
5. Add +4 arrows, +4 bolts and two powerful bows to the game
  • BGT, BG2 and BG2:EE:
    • Adds +4 arrows and bolts to a number of stores and creatures in the ToB part of the game as well as to Watcher's Keep.
    • Adds a powerful longbow somewhere to the third level of Watcher's Keep
    • Adds an even more powerful composite longbow to the outdoor area of Sendai's Enclave
  • IWD:EE only:
    • Adds two powerful bows and a few +4 arrows and bolts to Conlan's shop in Kuldahar after reaching Chapter 4
This component can be installed independently from the main component.

 
Kit descriptions

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Note: This mod has been originally published in this thread.
 
Download mirror: GitHub

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#2 Argent77

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 02:01 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.2

Changes in v2.2:
  • Added Siege of Dragonspear support
  • Added EET support
  • Improved compatibility with Enhanced Edition patch 2.x
  • Added Italian translation (thanks Aedan)
  • Added Polish translation (thanks Cahir)
  • Added custom portrait icons for shot abilities


#3 Argent77

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:37 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.3

Changes in v2.3:

  • Added French translation (Thanks Gwendolyne)
  • Fixed THAC0 bonus of bow 'The Defender +5'
  • Excluded shamans from unusability list of arrows
  • Added 'Monk' to unusability list of bows
  • Fixed incorrect record screen class description in EET


#4 Roxanne

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:28 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.3

Changes in v2.3:

  • Added French translation (Thanks Gwendolyne)
  • Fixed THAC0 bonus of bow 'The Defender +5'
  • Excluded shamans from unusability list of arrows
  • Added 'Monk' to unusability list of bows
  • Fixed incorrect record screen class description in EET

Short question - the EET list still indicates the mod as being beta status, this may no longer be applicable?


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#5 Argent77

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:44 AM

That's correct.

EET compatibility had been introduced with v2.2-beta2. But the entry in the EET list might lead to the wrong conclusion that there are still no stable versions available. I have already pushed an update to the list.



#6 Argent77

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.4

Changes in v2.4:

  • Fixed a bug that causes installation errors in BG2:EE


#7 Argent77

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:35 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v3.0

Changes in v3.0:
  • Rebalanced combat bonuses of the Archer kit
  • Rebalanced "Create Blessed Ammo" ability
  • Added Archer-like kits for fighters, paladins and thieves
  • Added bullets to "Create Blessed Ammo" ability for paladin kit
  • Fixed incorrect blessed ammo projectile for classic BG2/BGT
  • Added German readme






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