A Wizard of Stones – Baldur’s Gate by Gary Goodall

One of the best books in the Baldur’s Gate series is AAt Level 3. It’s a great Baldur’s Gate guide and can be used for any AAt leveling strategy you might have in mind. In fact, it’s actually possible to play the game without having read the whole series at all. However, if you have read the whole series, this Baldur’s Gate guide will help you speed up the process while making sure that you don’t get stuck with one particular quest or end up with an unfavorable outcome aat level 2.

 

The reason why it is so useful to use the Baldur’s Gate guide is because it uses an in depth method of teaching you about the game. In essence, the book teaches you how to make your character perform every quest, as well as how to do every bit of work associated with completing quests. I personally think this is a great way to level up. Why? Because when you complete a quest you should be rewarded with a leveled item. This leveled item can either be sold for a profit or can be kept, giving you even more money to spend or use for something else.

 

However, this is just the tip of the iceberg aat level 3. The book also goes into great detail about how to spend your time wisely. For example, in order to increase your fighting ability, you should train with a fighter, a thief, or a mage. If you choose to do this by training solo, you should know that you can do the same thing by using a bard or a counselor. That means that you should spend your time doing activities that help you level your different stats.

 

The Baldur’s Gate book explains that there are four totems in Baldur’s Gate. When you reach a certain level you can learn which symbol your totem represents. You then use that symbol on the appropriate icons on the skill bar in order to boost your stats. The book also explains that the totems are basically skills that you will learn through repetitive training. I found this a little confusing, but then again, it was explained in great detail.

 

The third book in the Baldur’s Gate game series, Tide of Swords, introduces a new character, Mesa. Like the previous games, you have to find items in order to level up, and Mesa is no exception. Again, the book explains that items are divided up into tiers, and each tier has a special purpose. For example, the “A” tier items have a special elemental advantage against certain creatures. These special “A” tier items can only be used on certain tiles and you need to have many of them in order to effectively clear the board.

 

The book concludes with a chapter on “Resources”, detailing what each tile in the game corresponds to. I liked the section because it explained that if you collect more resources, you level up faster. That makes sense, as collecting enough resources is one of the keys to winning the game! The Baldur’s Gate book ends with a short foreword, a chapter on the Planes of Telara, a discussion of the races available to players of the game, and a final piece of advice. It wasn’t a huge amount of advice, but it was a good little introduction to the world of A Wizard of Stones.