Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

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-pL4gu3. Jul 8, 2014 @ 12:23pm
How magic works in this game?
Hi guys, I have 2 mages in my party but they cant seem to use any spell, I have a lot of spells learned (they are lvl 9) and I cant cast them! The runes are all grey...

Is there any guide on how magic works in this game? that would be much appreciated...
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BN-Sir_Jake Jul 8, 2014 @ 12:35pm 
did u rest
-pL4gu3. Jul 8, 2014 @ 12:51pm 
I mean, I have a lot of runes in my magic menu and they are all grey, I dont know how to use them...

Add: I cant identify items either...
Last edited by -pL4gu3.; Jul 8, 2014 @ 12:52pm
ChevyNoel Jul 8, 2014 @ 1:56pm 
Select a mage and open their spellbook. Make sure they have spells selected in their spellbook. You can only cast each memorized spell once each time you rest (you can cast the same spell more than once if you memorize it more than once). You need to rest if you want access to spells you already cast, or spells you just selected to be memorized.

Items can be identified automatically if you examine them with a character that has high enough lore. If you don't have high enough lore you can identify items by memorizing the identify spell, or using an identify scroll. If you can't do any of those, you can also identify items by taking them to a temple and paying 100 gold per item to identify (look for the '?' icon when browsing).
Last edited by ChevyNoel; Jul 8, 2014 @ 1:58pm
kaiyl_kariashi Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:03pm 
Take your armor off.

only mage robes and a handful of specific armors allow arcane spell-casting while worn.

The identify spell is used via the inspect item menu. you right click an unidentified item, then click identify and pick spell. But as with all arcane spells, it won't work while wearing armor.
Last edited by kaiyl_kariashi; Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:06pm
-pL4gu3. Jul 8, 2014 @ 3:20pm 
Ok thanks guys, did not know that armor would keep me from casting...

Also, how do I memorize a spell? Selecting it from the spellbook?
Halapli Jul 8, 2014 @ 3:26pm 
Yep. And resting afterwards.
-pL4gu3. Jul 8, 2014 @ 4:03pm 
Thanks!
St. Haborym Jul 8, 2014 @ 10:48pm 
Conjurors can't use spells or scrolls to identify items, so keep that in mind.
Old Spice Jul 9, 2014 @ 7:59am 
Guysm need some help, cant connect in dog or tcp. whats the problem?
St. Haborym Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:02am 
Originally posted by Flatron:
Ok thanks guys, did not know that armor would keep me from casting...

Also, how do I memorize a spell? Selecting it from the spellbook?
The game should say something about mage spells being disabled when you equip armor.
FluffyGuy Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:34am 
Originally posted by Haborym:
Originally posted by Flatron:
Ok thanks guys, did not know that armor would keep me from casting...

Also, how do I memorize a spell? Selecting it from the spellbook?
The game should say something about mage spells being disabled when you equip armor.
THATS COMMON SCENCE
St. Haborym Jul 9, 2014 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by FluffyGuy™:
Originally posted by Haborym:
The game should say something about mage spells being disabled when you equip armor.
THATS COMMON SCENCE
*facepalm*

What I meant was I am pretty sure that the game tells you that mage spells are disabled if you equip a piece of armor. As in a line of text appears somewhere on the screen saying so. If memory serves.

And no, it most certainly is not common sense. There are plenty of games that let you equip heavy armor and still cast mage spells.
Last edited by St. Haborym; Jul 9, 2014 @ 11:29am
kaiyl_kariashi Jul 10, 2014 @ 1:55am 
Yeah, 3rd edition gave armor a % chance of failure, that changed from armor to armor, though 2nd editon, barring house ruling, outright prevented it, except for Elven/Drow Chainmail, since they're considered no more encumbering then normal clothes.
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Date Posted: Jul 8, 2014 @ 12:23pm
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