Ashes of Embers is a collection of features originally intended as components of the Embers of Empires mod. Due to time constraints EoE has been put on hold, but the completed features have been released as a stand-alone package for BGII. It includes:
- Universal weapons for all classes
It doesn't make much sense that a cleric can't use a sword in combat, and a mage with 17 strength couldn't wield a two-handed sword.
Strength and Dexterity requirements have been modified for all weapons.
Two added weapons; Katars and Bolas, using the dagger and sling proficiencies.
Spears can now be thrown.
- 7 added kits
This includes six of the nine cleric kits for the deities of EoE, and a fighter kit called the Pit Fighter.
NOTE: Armour restrictions for the clerics have not yet been implemented.
- Added Armour
Scale Mail, Banded Mail, and Field Plate have all been added.
You will find a merchant who sells them in Waukeen's Promenade,
near the Ore Merchant.
- Two tweaked spells
I consider both Ironskin and Stoneskin to be cheesy.
They have been nerfed to have a duration of 4 rounds.
- Wizard Slayer enhancement
Wizard Slayers will now have an 8% base MR, with a +4% Magic
Resistance bonus per level. A level 3 Wizard Slayer would have
16% MR, for example.
TDD/CUSTOM KIT WARNING: Hard-coded limitations of the Infinity Engine restrict the game to 9 kits per class. The Darkest Day fills ALL available kit slots--do not add AoE's kits to a TDD game! If you have added kits through other means, be sure you do not exceed the 9 kit per class limit.