I am working on the BG EE on the switch, and I got Imoen to choose scimitar as her next weapon as a thief 4th level. I tried to put a scimitar in her hand, but she will not accept it in either of her quick weapon slots. Does anyone know why?
Thank you, I thought i was going mad. Makes perfect sense now. I tried to reduce encumbrance as well, but did not think about stat requirements. I will think about what to give her instead. Any suggestions?
There are no short supply of short swords in the game that Imoen can make excellent use of... I doubt any of them have a strength requirement of 10 or higher.
I always think of scimitars as being for Drizz't & Druids only, lol. It's really personal preference... If you're going to continue BG2 SoA & ToB, Imoen makes an excellent mage and her melee becomes mostly irrelevant in any case. If you're sticking to BG1 only & actually want to use her for stuff like backstabbing etc & stay pure thief... idk, I don't think you can backstab with long swords & scimitars either, although I'm not positive about that. You can give her a strength tome, just realize it's a lost resource others can make better use of.
If you're going to mod her, I would make her strength 12-16 (not for any melee improvements, simply I'm too lazy to find traps & pick locks with her, only to have to come around with another character to actually LOOT the container). That's what I did, but again, personal preference is king. I've literally, never once, in all my BG games combined, performed a single backstab attempt... lol... so I might not be the best advisor on what to do with a Thief...