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    Hopeless Romantic dunklezhan's Avatar
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    Default Hirelings and smashing stuff intentionally

    When i hire a hireling, I choose the kind of hireling based on what I want them to do, and usually filling a gap which my current character doesn't do very well.

    Sometimes, I take a cleric. For teh hjeals. Sometimes I take a bard for teh buffness. And sometimes I take a fighter or a barbarian for the smashing of things, be they monsters or just general smashing.

    So why can't they smash? When I have a feeble Str10 arcane caster, and I take a Barbarian hireling into a dungeon, say, Co6, when I reach the two locked doors which cannot be picked or knocked because first you have to go into the side rooms where the levers are, and those side rooms have doors that need to be broken down.... well, I want my barbarian to smash them down for me.

    And he can't. Actually that's not true. If he happens to have cleave I can stand him next to the door and hit cleave, then wait for the cooldown, then tell him to hit cleave again. That usually does it. But I can't tell him to 'attack' because on selecting the door the icon changes to 'interact'. If I click 'interact' nothing happens.

    Ditto my artificer's pet. There was a time when the damn robot wouldn't leave boxes alone... but wooden doors? No. Sacrosanct.

    Please sort this out. Barbarians like to smash stuff. You are stopping them. Please Devs, improve the working conditions of members of the Barbarian Hireling Guild and give them back their smashies?
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    Use a fireball (Other spells work also) on the doors that need to be smashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omen33 View Post
    Use a fireball (Other spells work also) on the doors that need to be smashed.
    My Acid Sorc's Acid Blast SLA does not work. Firewall does not work. Acid Raid does not work. Scorching Ray does not work. I haven't tried meteor swarm but then I wouldn't have that for most of the content in the game.

    My Artificer has nothing I can think of that will work, certainly at lower levels. What does a cleric have that works? Anything? A Finesse character?

    If there's a definitive list of spells and abilities that will reliably do this, and there's something for every class... great!

    If not - and I don't think every class & build should have a way to do this directly... let the smashers smash. Its what I hire them for.
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