That's one of my big pet peeves with BG3 right now. They are trying to build the game using impossible enemies. Then they nerf them horribly.
Which isn't a problem if you don't care about how close Bg3 is to tabletop DnD. I don't. I care about two things: how fun it will be to play both for me and my friends and how much money will Larian make so that they can continue making games that are enjoyable and innovative. I see strict adherence to DnD tabletop rules as a negative element here because it restricts the creative freedom.
Originally Posted by GM4Him
A single intellect devourer is a tough fight for a level 2 party of 4.
Yes, because a party of 4 lvl 2 characters has XP Threshold of 200/400/600/800 and an intellect devourer is, if I am not mistaken, a 700xp monster with CR of 3. But BG3 isn't a tabletop rpg.