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Who is the best companion to train as a lock picker?

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Just use Durance? You can also set his warding seals (while stealth) right next any traps he sets which is an amazing combo. 



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Mechanics is the single most important skill, bar none, nothing else is even close.  So you really need to put this skill on your PC and choose a background that has +1 Mechanics like Merchant or Laborer or whatever else.  Don't think there is one that is +2 Mechanics.



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Yea I guess.  Scrolls generally suck though idk, the thing about IE games was that scrolls let you throw out really high level spells as a get out of jail free card, this is sorta not the case in PoE because of all the level restrictions, but maybe I'm just not appreciating them enough on first playthrough.  

 

You're underestimating them. The value of scrolls isn't the high level effects, it's sneaking relatively cheap and powerful effects onto classes that normally don't have access to such things. For example, Fan of Flame is a very nasty wizard spell but the cone can be a bit awkward to use with such a flimsy class. However, if you get Eder up to Lore 4 and give him a shield and a pile of Fan of Flame scrolls you end up with a tank capable of spitting out a 50+ damage AoE on demand. Yes, it costs money, but then, so does crafting a top end weapon and the scrolls are often more effective overall.



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Durance starts off with 3 or 4 points in Mechanics, so building off that might be a good idea.

I would also go with Durance, because he doesn't really need lore, and while Athletics may serve to keep him alive, I think you can nice focus on Mechanics and Athletics.



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Mechanics is the single most important skill, bar none, nothing else is even close.  So you really need to put this skill on your PC and choose a background that has +1 Mechanics like Merchant or Laborer or whatever else.  Don't think there is one that is +2 Mechanics.

 

As someone who is just getting into the game, why do you feel that Mechanics is so important? 



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Mechanics is the single most important skill, bar none, nothing else is even close.  So you really need to put this skill on your PC and choose a background that has +1 Mechanics like Merchant or Laborer or whatever else.  Don't think there is one that is +2 Mechanics.

 

As someone who is just getting into the game, why do you feel that Mechanics is so important? 

 

Without mechanics you can hardly pick locks, can't absolutely spot and disarm traps and find hidden stuff.



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Mechanics is the single most important skill, bar none, nothing else is even close.  So you really need to put this skill on your PC and choose a background that has +1 Mechanics like Merchant or Laborer or whatever else.  Don't think there is one that is +2 Mechanics.

 

As someone who is just getting into the game, why do you feel that Mechanics is so important? 

 

Without mechanics you can hardly pick locks, can't absolutely spot and disarm traps and find hidden stuff.

 

 

Yea, so i guess there's a huge amount of traps and locks to pick then? Thought Lore would be pretty cool for different speech options etc. Mechanics > Lore then?







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