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Item level restriction (ILR) is a Neverwinter Nights server and single-player setting which prevents characters from equipping or using items whose required level is greater than the character's level. The required level is based upon the item's value, with the exact correspondence defined in itemvalue.2da. A setting in nwnplayer.ini determines whether the game will enforce ILR — the Single Player ItemLevelRestrictions entry in the "Game Options" section is used for single-player, while the ItemLevelRestrictions entry in the "Server Options" section is used for multiplayer. The default is to have ILR turned off in single-player and on in multiplayer.

The usefulness of ILR is two-fold. First, the ostensible use is to prevent players from using items they were not intended to have access to. This is more important on persistent worlds than in other settings, as in other settings, access to items can be more tightly controlled. The second use is for builders, for whom ILR can serve as a guideline when designing items. The Toolset displays the ILR requirement for an item (in the "General" tab of an item's properties, listed as "Required Level"), so a builder can compare this to the intended level of the recipient of the item. If the ILR exceeds the intended level, then the item is too powerful according to the ILR guideline. (On the other hand, if the ILR is less than the intended level, then the item may be appropriate, just not among the few most powerful items a character might possess.) Of course, if ILR is not enabled when the game is played, then ILR is jut a guideline that builders can ignore if they choose. In addition, builders may reject BioWare's version and define their own guideline by modifying itemvalue.2da (which would not need to be distributed with the module if the intent is for the module to be played with ILR off).

Specs Edit

The maximum item values usable at each level in the standard game are as follows. (The values for levels above 40 are only applicable to non-player characters.) In particular, items whose value exceeds 4,200,000gp cannot be used by player characters when item level restrictions are being used, and items whose value exceeds 8,200,000gp cannot be used by anyone when this setting is in effect.

Maximum item value by level
Level Maximum item value
11,000
21,500
32,500
43,500
55,000
66,500
79,000
812,000
915,000
1019,500
1125,000
1230,000
1335,000
1440,000
1550,000
1665,000
1775,000
1890,000
19110,000
20130,000
Level Maximum item value
21250,000
22500,000
23750,000
241,000,000
251,200,000
261,400,000
271,600,000
281,800,000
292,000,000
302,200,000
312,400,000
322,600,000
332,800,000
343,000,000
353,200,000
363,400,000
373,600,000
383,800,000
394,000,000
404,200,000
Level Maximum item value
414,400,000
424,600,000
434,800,000
445,000,000
455,200,000
465,400,000
475,600,000
485,800,000
496,000,000
506,200,000
516,400,000
526,600,000
536,800,000
547,000,000
557,200,000
567,400,000
577,600,000
587,800,000
598,000,000
608,200,000

As a general guideline, the required levels for melee weapons with a certain enhancement bonus (and no other properties) are listed in the following table.

Minimum level by weapon enhancement
Enhancement Required level
+1 3
+2 7
+3 10
+4 13
+5 15
+6 21
+7 21
+8 22
+9 23
+10 26
Enhancement Required level
+11 29
+12 31
+13 34
+14 37
+15 39
+16 41
+17 45
+18 49
+19 53
+20 58

Notes Edit

  • As mentioned above, the limit for each level can be changed by modifying itemvalue.2da. One particular modification that removes the limit for level 40 PCs (allowing them to use any item that can be created in the Toolset, altering the balance guidelines of ILR) is available from the Vault.[1]

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