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Matron's Guard is a type of drow warrior found in the city of Ust Natha and inside the Temple of Lolth during the Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn campaign.

We protect the matron mother with our lives, if need be. Do not anger the matron or the Spider Queen, and you shall have nothing to fear from us.

— Matron's Guard


These male warriors are clad in adamantine full plate and wield the drow halberd. They are positioned in a few areas of the temple, mostly to the east and near the stairs.

They can be spoken to, don't have much to say other than perfunctory official comments. They have more to say if the matron mother is dead.

These guards will be neutral, but if the city alarm script is initiated, or if any in the temple are attacked, they will spring into action. They are trained to attack their nearest detected enemy and fight to the death in melee combat.

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Installation of the Sword Coast Stratagems Mod makes some minor changes these warriors. A fighter AI script is assigned for better tactical behavior. A Berserker kit is added.

SCS raises their ability scores to reflect their higher status. 18/76 for strength, and 19 dexterity.

Three pips in Halberd weapon proficiency are assigned, and 2 pips in two-handed weapon fighting style. Also, a HELMNOAN.ITM is placed in their helmet slot, as well as some random SCS treasure, which are potions usable for quaffing to heal and boost abilities. They are scripted to do this.

At the beginning of the fight, they will use their Enrage class ability.

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