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Troll Shaman is a unique troll creature found in the Troll Cave (Spellhold Test) area.


The party is transported to the Troll Cave by the Apparition (Spellhold) arbiter. The party will be attacked by various trolls and the shaman.

This troll has a basic level 8 priest script and will attempt to cast divine magic at the outset of hostilities (when the party is detected).

It will open up with a Dispel Magic (priest), which will be very weak. Then possibly a Draw Upon Holy Might (spell) on self. The spell selection is all buffs and healing after that and is no direct threat to the party. It should be put down in mere seconds by the party at this stage of the saga.

The Heart of the Mountain item is carried by this troll.


Mod content[]

Mods icon This section is about unofficial content that is only available via fan-made mods.

The Sword Coast Stratagems mod revises this shaman with a item use script and smarter tactical behavior.. The troll will trigger a text display on the combat screen reading:

Ssssacrifice... your bloody head will do...

If the party has any Golem or Deva allies during this encounter (why would they?) then this shaman is provided some high-level priest spell casts - but otherwise the shaman behaves very similarly to the vanilla game script. Opening with a Dispel magic, then a Draw Upon Holy Might and an Invisibilty Purge. Then it's all melee attacks.