Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
The Throne of Bhaal expansion pack for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn completes the Child of Bhaal saga with three new chapters. These chapters comprise the add-on portion of the expansion that can only be done after finishing the Shadows of Amn story. The expansion also includes the six level dungeon Watcher's Keep that is added into Shadows of Amn and can be played at any time. Throne of Bhaal adds between 30 and 50 hours of gameplay.
You can install the expansion at any time and it requires that you own BG2. If installed before completing Throne of Bhaal, you can just continue with your character. If you have already completed Shadows of Amn, you can import a character or saved game. If you choose to start an expansion only game, your character will be given two and half million experience points, and a selection of weapons and items. Once you've started the add-on portion of the expansion, you cannot return to the areas on the Shadows of Amn map.
- Wild mage - A new kit has been added for Wizards called the Wild Mage. Wild mages use wild magic which while very powerful is also unpredictable.
- More items - There are approximately 140 new items including many that have to be built from several pieces by Cespenar.
- Experience cap raised - The experience cap is now 8,000,000. In Shadows of Amn it was 2,950,000.
- New spells - There are 24 news spells such as Bigby's Crushing Hand and Wish. Some spell effects like that for Mirror Image have been redone. Level 20 is now the maximum for the variable portion of a spell's effect or damage determined by the caster's level.
- Spells can be erased from spell books - Mages and Bards can delete spells from their spellbooks to make room for new ones.
- Continencies and Spell Triggers screen- The details of the active Contingency and Spell Trigger spells used by Mages and Sorcerer can be found on a new screen. You can dismiss these spells now instead of casting them. To access this screen, press the Contingency button in the character's spellbook.
- Action feedback - Your character's actions can now be displayed in the bottom window as you give them orders. This helps track all the commands you issue to your party.
- Non-pausing map screen - Like in multiplayer games, you can now observe the movement of your characters on the area map screen in single-player games.
- Switching spell pages - For multi-classed Mage/Clerics, it is now possible to switch between the Mage and Cleric spells in the Cast Spell toolbar using the icon on the far left.
- Evil clerics turning paladins - Evil clerics can now turn paladins as undead equivalent to the paladin's level.
- New NPC - There is one new NPC in Throne of Bhaal, Sarevok.
- Continuation of Romances - Continue and finalize romances started in Shadows of Amn.