To defeat Argesh, leader of the Hands of Glory without
getting hurt, get a long range weapon, (for example, a bow). Stand
close to the row of boxes where there is a gap. Stand close enough
to the boxes so that Argesh's underlings will not see you. Shoot
or throw your ranged weapon through the gap to hit Argesh. Note:
Some arrows will not make it through, but others will. He will
charge in your direction does not go around the boxes. Keep shooting
him until he is defeated. At that point, most of his underlings
will also be dead.
Defeating Green Slimes
When battling the Green Slimes in the Sewers, use weapons
that have large damage attacks, such as swords and maces. When
attacking the slimes, hang around the edge of a corner and let
them come to you. Then, ambush them when they are close enough
to your character. This is the best way to battle in the Sewers,
and it saves your health potions.
Defeating Luvia's beasts
When fighting in Luvia's Laboratory and you get to
the end where she sends two beasts to attack you, only go forward
slightly. One of the beasts will chase you. Stay in the bottom
portion of the room and use the crossbow on it. This is easier
with two players. Eventually it will die and then you can defeat
the second one in any way desired.
Entering the Elemental Planes
When entering the Elemental Planes think of where your
going and prepare yourself as follows. Buy at least 200 health
potions. These areas are not easy and you will die very fast if
you do not have enough of them.
Elemental Air: Use your normal equipped weapons and armor for
this area. Also save all the way through it.
Elemental Earth: For this area, you will need to buy leather armor
and wooden clubs with a damage of 5-8. This is due to the many
of Rust Monsters on this plane. After you get to the entrance
of the Earth Foundation, put your regular armor and weapons back
on and tear the Boss apart. Go after the bowmen first or you will
Elemental Water: Use regular equipment. Nothing special is required
for this plane. Make sure you save the game before you go into
Elemental Fire: For this plane, if you feel bold and want to have
some fun, upgrade weapons with the Aquamarine stone for the freezing
Note: This trick takes awhile to complete. Enable the
"Level 10 character" code. Go to the trader and buy
as many rubies as you can. Save the game, then quit. Reload that
game then repeat those steps. After you feel you have enough rubies,
you can sell them back to the trader. Depending on how many you
sell, you can make quite a lot of money. For example, if you buy
2,000 rubies, you can sell them for close to 3 million gold It
is best to use this trick before you advance past level 10 or
you will be low in HP.
Easy gold and experience
In some situations, your character may be awarded a
prize of 1,000 gold and 1,000 experience points. However, before
you claim a prize, save the game and get your award. Load a previously
saved game before you get your gold and experience points. Then,
load the character that already has the gold and experience points.
Keep repeating this processes to get a lot of gold and experience
To get 1,000 experience points and 1,000 gold an unlimited number
of times, enable the "Cheat mode" code. Level warp to
"BGate2". Talk to Randola Brasshorn and she will give
you 1,000 experience points and 1,000 gold for bringing her to
Baldur's Gate. After you get your reward, you will be warped to
"BGate1". Warp back to BGate2 and talk to Randola Brasshorn
to earn another 1,000 experience points and 1,000 gold. Repeat
these steps as many times as desired.
Easy stat increase
This is a combination of two different methods. First
go to the person who will sell your character experience, then
enable the "Level 10 character" code. Then, level up
to level 12. To do this you may have to use an alternate save
after you finish buying experience, then reloading the save before
buying experience and importing the character. Now that you are
level twelve, select your stat increase then save the game in
an alternate save slot. Next, continue as if you were to level
again but before you talk to your NPC, enable the "Level
10 character" code. You will now be back to level 10. Level
back up to level 12, then get your next stat increase. Repeat
this as often as desired. Note: It seems necessary to load from
the main menu before using the "Level 10 character"
code, as the game seems to limit it to once per game.
Powerful Shadow Creatures
When in two player mode with Dorn and Ysuran, after
raising both their classes by doing the special side quests in
Chapter 3, get Animal Friendship for Dorn and Shadow Conjuration
for Ysuran. Get full ranks in both. Cast Animal Friendship on
Ysuran's Shadow Creature for double damage from its attacks, This
works especially well when battling foes around corners. You can
send him around and he will attack with extra damage, and you
will not get hit at all. This is especially useful in extreme
mode because of the increased difficulty and creature damage.
Note: This also works with the summoned undead Also, it only works
if the Shadow Creature is moving.
Getting the unlockable characters
Quickly complete the game
Start a game, enable the "Cheat mode" code.
Use the "Level warp" cheat to go to the Keep Of Pale
Night, then level warp to "bgate3" You will have finished
the game. For great items, go to the keep dungeon, rescue the
heroes from the last game, and get one of their magic items.
Start extreme mode with better items
After unlocking extreme mode, first start a new game
in any other mode (for example, easy) with Drizzt for player one.
Give him as many weapons, armor, etc. that he can carry then save
the game. Then, select extreme mode and choose anyone. Bring him
into the game as player one. He will have all the weapons that
were given him or her.
Use the following trick to bring characters into an extreme mode
game with all items and money. It requires two memory cards; one
with the extreme option unlocked, and the other without. Start
an extreme game on the first memory card. Save that game on the
second memory card. End the gamem then load the game from the
second memory card. It is now an extreme game on a card with no
extreme data. Then, load any character from the first memory card
into the extreme mode game. Remember to load the game from the
second card and add characters from the first card. In this extreme
game you can make boots (only) of +15. 176 of each gem are required.
Moonstone (speed) and Jacinth (strength) are recommended. This
will not work for any other armor, weapons or jewelry.
Get to the Keep Of Pale Night and find the dungeons
(or enable the "Cheat mode" code, use the "Warp"
cheat, and find "KPND"). In the dungeon, there are five
levers scattered about. Once you have found all five of them,
a message will appear stating that you have unlocked the cell
room. Once in the cell room, you will see that the prisoners are
the three main characters from Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.
When you unlock a cell, the person will tell you that their weapon
has been taken and is hidden in a sarcophagus that you must find.
You will only get the weapon of the person that you unlock first.
The dwarf will give you his Flawless +5 Axe, the wizard will give
you her Flawless +5 Staff, and the archer will give you his Flawless
+5 Bow. All weapons can be upgraded.
When you reach the point where you have to fight Trolls
at Skull Gorge, upgrade your weapons. The best way to do so is
to have two maces that can be upgraded. When you upgrade, use
these stones for the weapons. With these weapons in hand as you
enter Skull Gorge, you should have no problem defeating the Trolls
that are waiting there.
Fine Lite Mace: 1 Rune Stone 1 Jancinth and 1 Jade. Combine all
these on this one mace and you will have a Mace that will have
the Fire and Acid ability and also have a +1 rating as well (Acid
damage +1-4 and Fire damage is +1-8).
Fine Morning Star: 1 Rune Stone 1 Ruby. Combine these to create
a +1 weapon that will bleed 1 round per level of the character
When you are on the fire elemental level at the last
save point just before entering the fire foundation level, stand
near the last save point and wait. Instead of the Dorn heckling
you to go on, he will fart. You can hear it, the controller will
vibrate, and the screen will shake.