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Are Talk Skills Watcher only checks ?


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   Example : I have 0 Diplomacy on Watcher and 11 on a party member. Given that the threshold for party assist in this case is +5 when I have to check for Diplomacy, will I check with my party member's 11 score or will I just receive the +5 assist for the Watcher ?

 

    Thanks in advance ! 



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Regular conversation is always Watcher and nearly always with Party Assist allowed. So it's 5 in your case.



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    And what about non talk skills like Religion and Metaphysics ? In the same scenario, I still get the +5 party assist or the full 11 score from party member ?



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Generally, companions can only use their own skills during text adventure sections. That said, Party Assist is a thing and the bonus from it can get pretty large.



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As a general rule. In regular interactions, it's always Watcher's skill plus Party Assist. In scripted interactions you can sometimes choose a party member for the task (for example identifying an animal), and then it's that character's skill plus Party Assist. Other times everyone in the whole party needs to pass a check, and I believe PA is still active then.

 

There are allegedly a few cases where PA isn't active. I don't know which they are. Even when it says Watcher-only check in a scripted interaction I still seem to get PA.

 

For picking a lock or disarming a trap it's whoever you send at it whose skill that counts, again with PA included.

 

I hope I didn't say anything incorrect now.



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    Nope, that's pretty much it,  thanks.

 

    Basically when assigning points for teamates i'm actually giving roughly 50% of that score for the watcher as party assist.

 

    And finally, with the thresholds for party assist bonuses you should either go 7 (+4), 11 (+5) and so on, anything in between is just pointless.

 

    Did I get that right ? please correct me if I'm wrong. 



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Nope, that's pretty much it, thanks.

Basically when assigning points for teamates i'm actually giving roughly 50% of that score for the watcher as party assist.

And finally, with the thresholds for party assist bonuses you should either go 7 (+4), 11 (+5) and so on, anything in between is just pointless.

Did I get that right ? please correct me if I'm wrong.


Afaik, you got it, my dude.




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