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  1. You can still use the Charmed Plate for all its skill enhancing benefits - it just doesn't help you meet the requirement for what weapons you equip. If you use the plate to give you the skill to equip the singing rapier, and then remove the plate - what happens to the rapier? Are you left with a weapon you can't use? This could be ugly in the middle of a battle. The simplest solution is to use only native skills when deciding what weapon you can equip. Then you are not faced with a dilemma when removing a skill-enhancing item. I'm guessing that's the logic behind it - at any rate, it makes sen
  2. I discovered one more pacifist trick in the Vats. The tablets for Toivo's last quest are in the library upstairs. If you just try to read any of the books, the library shades become hostile. But... if you put on one of the pairs of gloves from the box outside the library door, the shades are happy and you can read away. They don't even notice when you take the tablets.
  3. Congrats, BenS. I'm still working on a feisty slap guardian run, but have had limited time to play lately. After your description, I'm still eager to try it.
  4. I love Danette's Cloak! It saved my sorry you know what many times during my pacifist run.
  5. p.s, Lord Backael has put together a pretty good guide here - should it be linked in Strategy Central?
  6. I avoided the rogue area, and only cleared enough mines to get to the incineration chamber. I don't remember if I ran into the two mines that don't disable, but in my previous run I just took the hit and healed. That was on Normal though, not torment. There is a door west of the incineration chamber that leads to the door east of oroboros. If you go in that way, you can go out the same way.
  7. When you can cast it, Dominate is fun with clawbugs. Charm some of them and watch them duke it out with each other. Brings a smile to my face every time. Friendly fire is less of an issue when facing fyora or vlish, who like to keep their distance, so it's easier to avoid hitting your own party. It's when you get a bunch of leaping lunatic thahds that all want to get up in your face that make it harder to get in the right spot for an aoe attack. otoh, when they aren't swarming, it's darn accommodating of the thahds to leap right up to the melee guardian so he can dispatch them without
  8. Thanks! I'll keep my li'l buddy and work on better placement. And maybe visit the shops for more spores to keep him healthier and still have AP for combat.
  9. Yowtch! Sometimes knowing something and experiencing it are two different things. I'm playing Veteran difficulty for the first time. I usually play Normal, but well, there's these medals.... And it's always good to expand your horizons from time to time anyway. I have a Guardian at level 4, with one Fyora at level 6. I got swarmed in Ruined School, so without even thinking, I had the Fyora launch its cone attack. Bad idea. I forgot about friendly fire at higher difficulty levels. At that point, of course, the guardian was in the thick of things and got hit as well. At least I thin
  10. Or to put it another way, I think it's to give you more of a 3-D appearance. Think about trying to draw a cube. If you draw it straight with the world, it just looks like a square because you only see one side. If you draw it rotated a little, where you can see more sides, it looks a whole lot more like a cube. But the minimap is always square with the world, so I look there If I want to know what direction something really is.
  11. Aha. So that's what Clakkit is talking about when you ask him about crimes. It's more than just stealing. Thanks!
  12. Forgive my ignorance. I see this several places in the list. I know what opinion is, but what does action +3 mean?
  13. Got it. So I bump both melee and missile until I get enough for the spectral dirk, and then emphasize strength and maybe some more missile. I'll let you know how it goes. I've only barely gotten started on my guardian run, and it looks like I might be a little short on time the next week or so, but I'm on my way. I take a lot of notes, too. I don't know how much that adds to the play time, but it's not insignificant.
  14. It took me about two weeks. I know, that's not what you wanted to know. To put it in perspective, my shaper run before that took about 3 weeks. It's hard to translate that to hours, because some days I play a few hours, some days I play all day, and some days I don't get a chance to play at all. And I get distracted a lot. But based on comments I've seen on this forum, I think it takes me a lot longer to play than a lot of people. I take my time and enjoy the experience. I have never finished a game in 20 or 40 hours, and I don't think I will ever try. I finished at level 13, whic
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