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Cloudburst effects in BG2


Tisamon

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Logically speaking, shouldn't it affect at least Fire Shields (both Red and Blue) + Tactics/SCS Improved Bodhi's Deathly Shroud (IBODHI7D.SPL, a variation of Fire Shield Blue) in BG2? Shroud of Flame and salamander auras are very similar to FS. 

As it stands, the spell is horrendously underpowered. Extinguishing the auras was the whole point of this spell in IWD, it wasn't famous for the tremendous damage it deals ;)

In IWD, it's 'situational, but cool', given how dangerous ice and fire salamanders are. In BG2 it's just useless in its current form, sadly.

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Right, so @DavidW and I (and Discord) have had a chat on this. We're going to try this for the next version:

  • Cloudburst removes Fire Shields, but will not affect the elemental princes (e.g. Imix's shield is unaffected).
  • Bodhi's aura is meant to be more of a 'chilling effect' than a true fire shield, so Cloudburst will not affect it.
  • Cloudburst will pause Aura of Flaming Death while it's active. It's a bit of a stretch for a third level spell to completely counter an HLA, so we're going to try this compromise and see what it does to balance.

 

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