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Anonymous
July 18, 2004 1:37:23 AM

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Which of these should I keep and which should I sell ?
Rasahds Talon
Belm+2
Staff of thunder and lightning
Water Edge
Warhammer +1, +4 vs giantkin
battle axe+3 frost reaver
malakar+2
elven court bow+3
skullcrusher+3
staff of fire+2
soul reaver+4
rod of smiting
flame tongue

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Anonymous
July 18, 2004 1:37:24 AM

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Richard Rollins wrote:

> Which of these should I keep and which should I sell ?

Who's in your party?
July 18, 2004 1:37:24 AM

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Richard wrote:

> Which of these should I keep and which should I sell ?
> Rasahds Talon
> Belm+2
> Staff of thunder and lightning
> Water Edge
> Warhammer +1, +4 vs giantkin
> battle axe+3 frost reaver
> malakar+2
> elven court bow+3
> skullcrusher+3
> staff of fire+2
> soul reaver+4
> rod of smiting
> flame tongue

Water Edge is awesome, even more so in ToB than in BG2. Definitely a keeper
in my book.

Frost Reaver is good if you've got an axe specialist. In the Underdark, if
I've given Minsc an axe proficiency, I usually have him dual-wield Frost
Reaver and Skullcrusher. After the Underdark, Skullcrusher becomes a little
less useful because there aren't that many humanoids to fight.

Soul Reaver is only useful if you're not a good party.

I find myself rarely using the Staff of Thunder and Lightning, because you
sacrifice the ability to use a shield. And if someone in the party has Water
Edge, there's really no need to have the staff of fire.

I don't think the Rod of Smiting is worth keeping, especially if you're
going to have Crom Faeyr later on.

I've NEVER found the Warhammer +1, +4 vs giantkin to be worth toting around.

In my parties, the only person who ever uses the elven court bow +3 is
Valygar, and that's because he's initially too weak to use the high-strength
composite bows. But once I find a way to increase his strength, the elven
court bow loses its appeal.

Likewise in my parties, Jaheira is the only one who ever uses Rashad's
Talon, but that's only rarely, because there's a nice club to be purchased
in Trademeet which overshadows Rashad's Talon, and she generally winds up
using that club instead of the scimitar.

I usually find Malakar, Flame Tongue, and Belm superfluous. Of the three,
Flame Tongue can be the most useful because of its troll-killing ability,
but there are plenty of better weapons for that.

Bob
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Anonymous
July 18, 2004 1:37:24 AM

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"Richard Rollins" <rej@rollins2379.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message news:<cdc2k3$fn$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk>...
> Which of these should I keep and which should I sell ?

Well as Kish has said, what is best totally depends on who is in your
group and what you've chosen to put their proficiencies in. But
here's a few thoughts:

> Rasahds Talon
> Belm+2

Belm is a very nice weapon for Jaheira because she's a fighter/druid
and is restricted. Problem is its only +2. When you face monsters
that require +3 or better for Jaheira there is: The Waters Edge (+3
scimitar), Blackblood (+3 club), and Firetooth (+3 throwing dagger).

> Staff of thunder and lightning

I never had much use for staves except for the Staff of the Magi. I
prefer 1 handed weapon and shield when possible. Also, lightning bolt
is too unpredictable for my tastes. It's easy to seriously harm or
kill your own party with lightning.

You have to recharge staves by selling them and buying them back. It
gets very expensive.

> Water Edge
> Warhammer +1, +4 vs giantkin

Sell

> battle axe+3 frost reaver

If you are into axes, this is a good weapon against trolls and such
that have some immunity to being killed or hurt by non-elemental
weapons. If you are good aligned you can use Azure Edge (+3 throwing
axe). There is also Stonefire (+3 axe, deals fire damage). Stonefire
and Frost Reaver make a nice pair of axes for dual wielding warriors.
I had Valygar maxed out on axes once and he was great dual wielding
those two.

> malakar+2

Find Celestial Fury, if scimitars are your thing. You can sell this
unless you also want to dual wield Katanas, otherwise it is worth
keeping until you can find another +3 katana.

> elven court bow+3

If you have a longbow character this weapon is a keeper until you can
get Heartseeker or Strongarm.

> skullcrusher+3

Any cleric can make good use of this weapon. I kept it for Aerie to
club goblins with, and Minsc used the Mace of Disruption. Needless to
say, Aerie doesn't see front line combat in my group, while Minsc sees
pretty much all of it.

> staff of fire+2

Ibid on staves, though this one is better than the lightning one
because its fire spells are easier to control the area of effect.

> soul reaver+4

A great weapon for an evil fighter who likes 2 handed swords. Whos in
your group? And if you're evil, you'd probably like the Gith Vorpal
Weapon alot better. Too bad you can't dual wield them!

> rod of smiting

Never had much use for rods. My fighters do the heavy fighting and
their proficiencies lie elsewhere.

> flame tongue

Early on a nice weapon for a longsword fighter. Good against trolls
and good as a general longsword where +2 or better isn't required.
Anonymous
July 18, 2004 1:46:16 AM

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"Richard Rollins" <rej@rollins2379.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Which of these should I keep and which should I sell ?

> Water Edge

Could someone tell me where this weapon is found?
I don't recall ever hearing of it.

I found a "Water's Talon" in Shadowkeeper that's listed as
being a +4 scimitar giving immunity to charm, domination
and (ooh!) ADHW.

Are Water's Talon and Water Edge different weapons?
Where are they?
Anonymous
July 18, 2004 1:49:26 AM

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kevin wrote:

> "Richard Rollins" <rej@rollins2379.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:cdc2k3$fn$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
>
>>Which of these should I keep and which should I sell ?
>
>
>>Water Edge
>
>
> Could someone tell me where this weapon is found?
> I don't recall ever hearing of it.
>
> I found a "Water's Talon" in Shadowkeeper that's listed as
> being a +4 scimitar giving immunity to charm, domination
> and (ooh!) ADHW.
>
> Are Water's Talon and Water Edge different weapons?
> Where are they?

Water's Talon is an Item Upgrade mod item. You need Water's Edge to get
it. I believe Water's Edge is in Ust Natha.
Anonymous
July 18, 2004 6:31:26 AM

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"Kish" <Kish_K@pacbell.net> wrote in message
news:G9hKc.22981$kg5.7687@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
> Water's Talon is an Item Upgrade mod item. You need Water's Edge to get
> it. I believe Water's Edge is in Ust Natha.

Thanks.
I have no listing for Water's Edge (or I believe for any any reasonable
variation
in spelling) in Shadowkeeper. It should be listed, right?

Does anyone know where it is exactly?
I bet it's that dang lich quest.

Richard - if the protection from ADHW is applicable to Waters Edge
then at least consider keeping it.
!