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Been trying to fight the first major boss in the game in nightmare since the past two days. Have not been able to kill him on my warrior. Barely squeeze through on my mage last night. Most of the time I mess up and sometime the game does a number on me. At one point, he one shotted my mages all the way across the room - do not ask me how. I had to shut my computer down and walk away.
Anyway, I was looking up some strategy on youtube and saw this video where the damage done floats over the enemy head - pretty much like DA:O. I was wondering if there is a mod that will let me do that.
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I think you want Options -> Interface -> Show Damage Numbers.

I believe it shows the damage your party does in addition to the damage they take.
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Isn't that a setting? I forgot where, but I'm sure it was in the settings.
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Been trying to fight the first major boss in the game in nightmare since the past two days. Have not been able to kill him on my warrior. Barely squeeze through on my mage last night. Most of the time I mess up and sometime the game does a number on me. At one point, he one shotted my mages all the way across the room - do not ask me how. I had to shut my computer down and walk away.
Anyway, I was looking up some strategy on youtube and saw this video where the damage done floats over the enemy head - pretty much like DA:O. I was wondering if there is a mod that will let me do that.

Reminds me of me!
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Vegeta , what does the scouter say about his damage level?!

ITS OVER 9000!!!!!!1!1!11one
    
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Yeah nightmare the dragon is a royal PITA took me so many tries on my nm play through, in the end I had to change my party set up, took fen, varric, anders and myself (dagger rogue) then stacked tons of hp pots and fire resist runes worked in the end was tough as boot nails though. Have to micro manage so much and if your tactics are even slightly off then your screwed.

and all the rpg puritans complained it was too easy after playing just the demo on normal ><<br />
The floating combat text is just a default in game setting you can turn on and off.
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One thing that gets you at nightmare (which is not necessarily bad) in DA2 is that potions got cool down and heal spell got lot longer cool down. Can't chug potions down one right after the other. The reason I was able to survive with my mage is because both mages had heal spells with anders full time healing.
So when you come from DA:O to DA:2 on nightmare, keep that in mind. And not having overhead view suck balls.

BTW: Thanks for pointing out the option and to those you shared their thoughts. +reps
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Yeah nightmare the dragon is a royal PITA took me so many tries on my nm play through, in the end I had to change my party set up, took fen, varric, anders and myself (dagger rogue) then stacked tons of hp pots and fire resist runes worked in the end was tough as boot nails though. Have to micro manage so much and if your tactics are even slightly off then your screwed.

and all the rpg puritans complained it was too easy after playing just the demo on normal ><<br />
The floating combat text is just a default in game setting you can turn on and off.

its not tactically difficult on nightmare. They simply amped up the damage dealt, and threw in more mobs.

The enemies dont get any smarter the higher the difficulty it goes, they dont attempt to heal each other, or use their specials intelligently.

RPG puritans complain that the game lack any sort of intelligent gameplay design. Its been dumbed down for the mouth breathers.
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yeah the cool down bites you in the rear, but you can kite for a surprisingly long time and agro juggle too, pretty much necessary in order to last till the next cd.

good luck with it mate your gonna need it tongue.gif
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