studmuffin Mar 6, 2013 @ 6:00am
OMG
i am near the summoning part of the game and i have come across josephine..now i dont mind things being difficult but this is insane..she is immune to every ability i have including elemental..no damage at all..i have tried all sorts of combinations and have to say i,m lost..tried summoning my death knight to turn her then hit her with elemental..nothing...then tried meteorstrike..nothing.tried freeze..nothing,tried literally everything in my arsenal and she just hits me with hell spikes constantly which interupts everything i do..she just spams hell strikes..its like she is stuck on spamming the same ability...any tips guys would be nice..ty in advance
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Raze Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:13am 
What level are you? I left that quest until I had done most of the other council quests and explored pretty much everywhere. As a warrior, her Hell Spikes did some damage until I got to her, but once I started attacking it reduced her ability to keep using spells (the passive Stun skill helped with that).

If you are under the effects of her Blind spell you can use a shadow potion to wait for it to wear off, or switch to attacks that don't need a target. You can cast Aura of Command on the Death Knight that Josephine summons to turn it against her.

The survivor's Curse skill can be cast repeatedly on a target to lower its resistances, making a poison or elemental attack much more effective, or allowing the use of spells that can be resisted, like Freeze or Polymorph, which a strong opponent may otherwise be immune to.

Chasing Josie...[www.larian.com] techniques for defeating Josephine
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studmuffin Mar 6, 2013 @ 11:08am 
its the one after where you have to go to spirit form to get into the tower.i have done all named apart from her..i,m not sure if i have encountered a bug because she just stands there spamming 1 ability .hell spikes.
Raze Mar 6, 2013 @ 11:47am 
The same techniques should still work. I actually found Josephine easier in the wastelands than the first encounter (having gotten to level 53).

Hell Spikes is her favourite skill (sometimes proceeded by Blind), and she starts the fight summoning a death knight. Actually, if you can interrupt the summoning (with a melee attack and Stun, for example), she will keep trying to summon and not move on to direct attacks.
If you have any spare skill points, you could try learning Flash Attack (if you don't know it) to use immediately after the conversation ends. If not, you could use iZakaroN's SaveEditor[www.larian.com] (or from Kiya's site[www.xanlosch.de], with description) to give yourself some.
Meteorstrike has a bit of a sunning effect, as well, and can be cast repeatedly fairly quickly, so you could try using that before she can finish summoning.

You could use DAD's item editor[www.xanlosch.de] to give large damage, hit point, etc bonuses to a weapon, and add Frost, to use temporarily. The Divine Divinity Item Editor[hem.passagen.se] is more compatible with Vista/7/8 (not requiring Visual Basic runtime files like DAD's editor), but can not add spell bonuses to weapons.

I don't recall any bugs with opponents being invulnerable... If you wish you can zip your save game folder before that encounter and email it to me (raze@larian.com) to check.
Each save is a separate subfolder in the '..\Divine Divinity\savegames' folder.
studmuffin Mar 6, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
thanks for the explanation..she was the one in the cave i had trouble with..i guess it could be down to the abilities i have..also i am only lvl 47..so i must have missed loads..but i dont know where
studmuffin Mar 6, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
ok get this..i am attacking a standard death knight with about 130 str and over 100 constitution and my axe of a hundred crusades is doing 5 damage..something really wrong with this..totally confused..no wonder i cannot kill the old hag lol.
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Raze Mar 6, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Mid forties to low fifties is the usual end level range. I maxed Wisdom (good for 1 extra level - see here[www.larian.com]), delayed using the wishing well and doing the imp council member quests to get the most experience from those level-ups, put off turning in some quests, etc (quests give more experience at higher character levels, while opponents give more if you are at a lower level). I don't think you can get higher than level 53, especially in the download version of the game. In the disk version you could resurrect opponents, leave the area so they turned hostile (they die permanently in the download version) and return to kill them again for more experience, but even then it would take a lot of farming to level, after which the required experience to level again would be much higher, and the experience from opponents lower.

Have you tried other types of opponents, or other weapons? I used the Sword of the Gods for the end of the game (found in a cupboard in one of the houses near the orc village), and few regular opponents needed more than 2 hits to kill.
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studmuffin Mar 6, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
i,m going to do a complete restart like i did with beyond divinity..tbh i should hve made my character a lot better..i stood there looking at the abilities and they suck big time.too many points in useless things that got wasted..so a complete restart i think is in order..well i,m using that excuse to play again.i have completed this game 3 times so i must have got it right the time it was released..thats the thing about old age ..youtend to forget a lot..thnx again m8.
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