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Dragon Age - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sesquipedality
sesquipedality
Dragon Age
(a) I absolutely hate fighting spellcasters
(b) a decent archer might be a good idea

These two ideas may not be unrelated.
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mejoff From: mejoff Date: November 15th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
You could actually combine the two points for efficiencey. Thus:
My melee only party finds powerful ranged attacks awkward to counter. :P

Edited at 2009-11-15 10:26 am (UTC)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 15th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't call two fighters, a rogue and a mage a melee party, but Morrigan lacks Fireball. I suspect Stealth rangers only become useful for sneaking behind enemy lines in the end game. At the moment (level 9), I get off one ineffectual backstab, then get pummelled to death.

Edited at 2009-11-15 11:21 am (UTC)
zandev From: zandev Date: November 17th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I've found Force Field particularly useful against spell-casters, as (at least as far as I've got) there is usually only one in the group. Just Force Field them, and finish off the others.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 17th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. A useful tip. I assume you're using Wynne to force field? Or are you playing a spellcaster? I went rogue this time, because I always play a mage, but I really miss hurling huge balls of flame at people.
zandev From: zandev Date: November 17th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I gave Morrigan Force Field. Though I'm also playing a mage, and gave my Mage Force Field too as it's so useful. Particularly as you can Force Field your own characters in extremis.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 17th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am beginning to understand quite how useful. It turns a boss from unbeatable into a mere challenge. If only I'd got to hang on to all those nifty astral forms I picked up in the Fade, eh?
From: robinbloke Date: November 15th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
They are a pain; but debuff + fireball/frost blast then hacking them to bits settles their hash.

This game ROCKS :)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 15th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does indeed rock. Getting a little fed up with how Morrigan hates my guts though. I really need to find another spellcaster.
From: robinbloke Date: November 16th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I started as one myself; which means still plenty of other beginnings to try!
Morrigan is a magpie; give her shiny trinkets and she's happy.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 16th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Odd, she's kind of 'meh' to most of the ones I've tried.
From: robinbloke Date: November 17th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm, it's Sten I can't make happy; dour bastard.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 17th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beer is good for Sten. That and the crushing of his enemies, seeing them driven before you, and hearing the lamentation of their women, I suspect. But that's hard to deliver in handy gift form.

Also, he's all bark. Very little seems to actually make him *more* unfriendly to you.
From: robinbloke Date: November 18th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Aha thank you; I shall ply him with booze until he falls over.

I also couldn't resist any more and have made a rogue :)
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 16th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes. I do dislike how it's somewhat arbitrary what fights you can and can't back out of. I got close to the dragon's lair at the top of the mountain, and realised I was out of health packs and still having my arse handed to me by minions, so wasn't going to have a hope against the big bad. Fortunately, they seem to be perfectly happy for you to leave their cultist filled monolith and come back later to finish them off at your convenience. Oh well.
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