Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
Hold L + R + Y + A + B + X
and press Start during game play. This will unlock options
for "Invulnerability" and "Level Warp". Note:
After using the "Level Warp" option, press B
to resume the game.
Level 10 character:
Hold L + R + Y + A + B + X
and press White during game play. Your current character
will now be at level 10, with 45 feat points and 500,000 gold.
To use this code again, save the game, reload the game, return
to the title screen, and repeat it.
Note: The best time to use this code is after you character is
at level 9. You will have 36 skill points to use. Enable the "Level
10 character" code and your character will gain one level
to 10, and instead of being given the 9 skills points that you
normally get he or she will be granted 45 skill points. This is
a total of 81 skills points at level 10.
Play as Drizzt Do'Urden:
Successfully complete the game under any difficulty
setting. Then, highlight Alessia Faithhammer and press Down
at the character selection screen. Note: This character is already
unlocked in the European version of the game.
Play as Artemis Entreri:
Successfully complete the game under the extreme difficulty setting.
Then, highlight Alessia Faithhammer and press Down(2) at
the character selection screen. Note: This character is already
unlocked in the European version of the game.
Easy bonus characters:
To play a Drizzt or Artemis easily, enable the "Cheat mode"
code, then use the level warp cheat to go to the BGate3 map for
Drizzt. Do the same under the extreme difficulty setting for for
Find a save point, then save the game. Turn off the Xbox, then
turn it back on. Load the game that was just saved. Enable the
"Level 10 character" code to get 500,000 gold, 45 feat
points, but will still be at the same level and have the same
items. Repeat this as many times as desired for more feat points.
Note: You must have less then 500,000 gold when you do this.
Successfully complete the game under any difficulty setting.
Get next to a save point. Save your game. Drop the items you wish
to duplicate. Reload your character. Pick up the dropped items.
Repeat this as may times as desired. You will have the number
of items you had when you saved plus the ones that you picked
up after reloading.
This trick requires at least two characters. First, save the game.
Then, have one character drops all their items. Next, have the
other character pick up all the items, sell them, then buy whatever
desired. You can then reload the character that dropped all their
items. Note: In two player games, gold is shared; if you reload
the character after selling all the items it will reset the gold
to the saved amount. If playing in single player mode, start a
second game and save it. Then load the saved game you want to
duplicate in. Import the saved character from the other game into
the game you are playing and save. Then, repeat the process. When
done, export the second character and continue your game. Note:
This works well for the workshop. Before selling duplicate items,
check to see if they have gems. You can break them out to have
gems to work with that are not for sale at first. Also, buy weapons
that have gems and break them for extra gems.
If you have items that you want to duplicate, go to a battle area
with a save location then save the game. Drop the items to be
duplicated on the ground. Then, select "Load Character"
and reload your character from the same save. Pick up the item
and you should now have two of them. You can use this to make
a lot of money by duplicating gems and runes. Sell them, then
duplicate them again and repeat. Then make a big item, such as
armor with sixteen runes, sixteen gem slot one, and sixteen gem
slot two. Upgrade the item, duplicate, then sell it.
Hint: Defeating Argesh:
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.
Hint: Defeating Basilisk:
A quick way to escape from the beams that the Basilisk
shoots is to jump until you are not slow anymore.
Hint: 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
Hint: Defeating the Harnak:
To defeating the Wayfare Inn Boss, make sure you have a ranged
weapon. First, take out the underlings. Do not hit the Boss; he
will not attack you until you attack him. Once all the Goblin
underlings are dead, you can attack Harnak. When he starts to
chase you, run towards the tables on the right. Jump to get over
them. Once on the top side of the tables, line up on the corner
closest to the fireplace. This should get Harnak stuck by the
bottom table, leaving you free to hit him with your ranged weapon.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Defeating Mordac:
His "shadow" is what heals him. Move your character
in the arena farthest away from the shadow and Mordac will eventually
make his way to you. Then, fight him by running around keeping
tight circles while periodically hitting him. When you defeat
him, he will disappear and you will fight him in the final battle
again. This is the same way to kill his "partner" (the
one with the shield) towards the end of the game. Note: It may
help to use a "quick" weapon (for example, long sword
or mace; if you are using the Monk, you may want to avoid using
the "sweep kick" since it takes just a little bit of
time to recover from the movement).
Hint: 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
Hint: Easy experience:
This trick works with all characters who are able to
buy experience from their NPC associate, such as the cleric and
the church of Helm and necromancer with the Oglulkluer person.
Make a lot of gold (use the duplicate item trick if desired).
Save the game. If you already used up your NPC experience you
will need to start a new game. However, if you have not, save.
Spend all your money on experience. Save a new saved game. Load
your old saved game before you spent your money on experience.
Load your character from the saved game after you spent the money.
Spend more money on experience and repeat as many times as desired.
Along with the item duplication trick, you can make your character
as powerful as desired. Before you have spoken to the person who
gives you experience for talking to them (for example, when playing
as Ysuran it is Omduil), duplicate items to get a lot of gold.
Then, save your game in two slots. Speak to him as many times
as you can to gain experience, then save on one of the slots.
Exit to the menu, then load the duplicated original from before
you bought the experience. With that loaded, import your character
from the newer file. You will have the experience, but you can
buy it all over again. Always save to the newer file, load the
older game, then import the newer character.
For Artemis and Drizzt, the level up cheat does not work (no experience).
Instead, the best thing to do is to warp from Boss to Boss. They
are worth lots of experience. Defeat Mordac, but do not break
the little black thing.
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Enable the "Cheat mode" code, then use the "Level
warp" cheat to go to "bgate 2" during the first
act after you have gotten to Baldur's Gate. This is where Randalla
gives you 1,000 experience points for saving her. However, if
you keep going there, she continues to give you more coins and
Hint: Easy gold:
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.
Hint: 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.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Increase rank:
Each character has their own person to talk to (except
Dorn). Most of the time, these contacts ask for money. When you
get a chance, pay them the amount of money they ask for. In Act
3, the character's contact will ask them to do one final mission.
Do so and your character will earn a new rank that makes them
even more powerful. Dorn also gets this, but not until Act 3.
At the start of Chapter 3, go to the Purple Wyrm inn and talk
to Randalla abut a new mission. This will be the misson that is
set personally for Dorn. She will tell you that you need to meet
with a Druid and help her with a problem. After you defeat him,
take the key from him. It will open a room that has 500 gold and
three chests. After that, talk to the Druid again. You will get
your reward of gold and experience, as well as new abilities for
Hint: 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.
Hint: Getting the unlockable characters
When starting a new game in the North American version
of the game, enable the "Cheat mode" code then go to
the last level. Make sure to enable God mode. Fight the last boss.
When you defeat him, you will unlock Drizzt and Extreme mode.
Start a game Under extreme mode and repeat the process to unlock
Artemis. Note: Make sure to go to Chapter 3 to buy a better weapon
or you will never defeat the Bosses.
Use the "Level warp" cheat in the North American version
of the game, then to to "bgate3". You will see Randalla
Brasshorn talking. After the final FMV sequence, go to "Start
New Game" and press Down. You will see Drizzt's name.
Repeat this in extreme mode to unlock Artemis.
Hint: 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.
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Hint: Using the workshop:
When using the workshop do not forget that you can
put up to sixteen of each stone in the item. Also, if you use
the Necromancer's Enchant Item skill combined with "Duplicating
items" trick, you can make crafted weapons for much cheaper
Hint: 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.
Hint: Recommended weapons:
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.
Use a Flawless Great Sword with 16 Rune Stones, 16 Amethysts,
and 16 Corals. This creates a +5 Flawless Greatsword Of Conquest.
This weapon has 116 attack always, and depending on who uses it
and their strength, critical can go as far as 1000+ damage.
Hint: Mace upgrades:
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
Hint: Emo Monk:
Play as Vhaidra. Obtain a set of enchantable gloves
of any material. Enchant it with 16 Rune Stones, 16 Rubies, and
16 Jade. After enchanted, these gloves release a blood-red aura
from the wrists of Vhaidra whenever she is near a threat to her
life. It does no damage to your monk, but deals out 5 to 20 points
of Acid damage and 5 points of Wounding damage for five seconds
to any creature you hit.
Hint: View item's special power:
If you see an item that is being sold by the trader,
and it has a special power that interests you, press R
to see more information.
THe PUrPLe WYrM.
Hint: Gem combinations:
Note: Rune Stones are required for all magical upgrades.
THe PUrPLe WYrM.
Jacinth + Diamond = Of Holy flame (adds fire damage and destroys
Moonstone + Emerald = Of The Moon (adds power to magic)
Topaz + Diamond = Of Justice (adds lightning damage and destroys
Jade + Diamond = Necromancer's (adds acid damage and destroys
Diamond + Diamond = Of Disruption (destroys undead)
Diamond + Pearl = Of Purity (destroys undead)
Hint: See heroes' underwear:
Get any type of armor. Take the upper-body piece of
armor and keep pressing A. You will soon see the heroe's
underwear. If you are Vahdria, you will notice that she is wearing
a thong. Try rotating Vahdria while doing this.
Hint: Farting Dorn:
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.
Glitch: Dark Possession:
When using Dark Possession on creatures, you can use
Flame Arrow and it will harm the creature you took control of,
but the spell will stay on them as if you never hit them.
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