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Baldur's Gate 3 is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios. It is the third main game in the Baldur's Gate series, which is based on the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing system.

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Is the list of classes available in Baldur's Gate 3 identical to the list of classes available in D&D 5E?

Baldur's Gate 3 is based off of Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (5E), which has several classes. I'm curious if all the official classes in 5E are available in Baldur's Gate 3. Additionally, I'm ...
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Is there a specific order to get an ability stat beyond 20?

With the Ability Improvement feat (unlockable every 4 levels, starting from any class level 4), you can choose to increase an ability by 2. This is capped at 20. But there are other ways to ...
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Does harming a companion indirectly with Warding Bond affect their approval?

If one of my companions casts Warding Bond on my main character, and therefore takes damage whenever "I" do, does harming them in that way cause their approval to decrease? I would think not,...
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How can I set up a proper turn-based ambush in BG3?

When my party encounters a group of unaware enemies, I want to sneak up on the enemies, get everyone into position, then attack together. How do I do that? My naive approach so far is: Before ...
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How to update Baldur's Gate 3 to the latest patch

I have Baldur's Gate 3 installed on Steam on MacOs. A couple of days ago Patch #6 was released, but my version is not up-to-date. I tried changing all the possible combinations of options for ...
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Dame Aylin Missing?

I am in ACT 3 and am trying to complete the sorcerer’s sundries quest with Lorrokan. My issue is that Dame Aylin flew off after she spoke to Shadowheart and gave her the spear. Once I spoke to ...
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Do dead party members gain experience in Baldur's Gate 3?

In Baldur's Gate 3, if a member of my party dies during a fight, do they still gain experience when the fight is completed if I revive them later on?
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Would killing Jerona block access to the Emerald Grove?

There is an NPC named Jerona who opens the gate to Emerald Grove whenever I get near the entrance. If Jerona was killed, either by an enemy or by myself, would that block off access to the Emerald ...
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Does the damage of an equipped weapon affect spell damage?

I noticed that different Quarterstaves have different damage amounts listed. I understand weapon damage affects how much damage physical attacks do, but how does it work for magical classes like ...
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Baldur's Gate 3 Barbarian Build Question: GWF & Savage Attacker

While enjoying my morning coffee, I stumbled upon a Baldur's Gate 3 Barbarian build guide. The author claimed, as you can see from the title, that Great Weapon Fighting (GWF) and Savage Attacker don't ...
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What are the major rules differences between D&D 5e and Baldur's Gate 3

The rules in Baldur's Gate 3 are largely those of the pen & paper RPG Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition I‘m coming to the game from having played a lot of pen&paper D&D, and the older ...
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Are crossbows in Baldur's Gate 3 not limited to 1 shot per turn?

As I understand it, in general BG3 is not only using WotC's IP for D&D, it also is using the 5e rules to resolve actions in combat. However, there seems to be no limit to how many shots one can ...
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Can you receive the Foehammer Achievement in a dishonoured save and if you force exit the game before your party dies?

When you complete the game in the new Honour mode, you can get the Foehammer achievement. In my game my party died. If you die, you can delete the save file, or play it in some "Dishonoured" ...
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What's the point of equipping a ring without an ability?

I've come across multiple rings with seemingly no use. They have no abilities, no stat buffs, and they don't visually appear on my character when equipped. Is there any purpose to these rings outside ...
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How can I remove the "Harrowed" condition?

Somehow Astarion has picked up the Harrowed condition; I'd like to remove it, but can find nothing about it online. This is after I've completed a fight and all the enemies that might have cast it on ...
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How much Gold would Zevlor have given me for killing the Goblins?

After defeating a camp of goblins and returning to Emerald Cove, I was greeted by the Tiefling Zevlor. He thanked me for killing the Goblins so they could safely travel to Baldur's Gate. He said he'd ...
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Why did I receive myself as a quest reward?

When I completed the quest "Find the missing Shipment" I was greeted by a strange reward screen that said "You Receive Tavros". Confusingly, Tavros is the name of the character I'm ...
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Where is the Tutorial Chest?

A lot of mods add new items "to the tutorial chest", but none of them explain where that is. There are several chests on the Nautiloid - which one is the "tutorial chest"?
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Are origin characters silent in multiplayer?

One common complaint is that, when playing an origin character as your main character, they are mostly silent, throughout the game, meaning you miss out on a lot of that characters dialog, banter, ...
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Can a War Caster use Shocking Grasp as a reaction without having it as a Cantrip?

When leveling up my character, I have the option to take the War Caster feat which says I can use a reaction to cast Shocking Grasp at a target moving out of melee range. However, my character does ...
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If I sleep with Lae'zel, am I locked out of romancing someone else?

During Act 1, when I went to dismiss Lae'zel from the party, the conversation took a sudden turn when she bluntly asked if I wanted to sleep with her. If I say yes, am I locked into a relationship ...
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What is the meaning of this statement from Withers?

Withers states but I don't understand the significance of this with regards to.
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Will killing a petrified drow give me XP?

My party encountered some Drows in the Underdark (X: 130 Y: -238). We then fought a Spectator who revived a few of the Drows during combat. We talked to the leader of the Drows who made all the ...
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What are all the Infernal Iron locations?

Without spoiling the story, one potential member of your party needs "Infernal Iron" to repair/improve themselves. I've found some, but as I can be a bit of a completionist, I'd like to find ...
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Can you find Yenna's mother?

Besides Yenna's plot involvement in the camp, is there supposed to be a questline for finding her mother? I never really agreed to help her so maybe that's why I don't have anything related to that (...
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Is it possible to do a 100% playthrough with a single save file?

I was thinking of doing my next playthrough to complete 100% of the game (I sort of rushed my first time), on the highest difficulty. Do I need to have multiple saves for branching scenarios, or is it ...
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Can I preview dyed items?

I have only recently started using dyes in Baldur's Gate 3, but the results were surprising. The effects of a dye with names like 'Harlequin Black and White', or the differences between swamp green ...
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Why did this specific character infect Tav?

Warning: spoilers ahead for anyone not having finished the game! In the first cutscene of the game, we see a specific illithid infect the protagonist, as well as Lae'zel, with a tadpole. Other ...
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How can I restore my party in the middle of an area I can't leave?

On more than one occasion I have found my party right before a boss fight, at the heart of a fast-travel-denied area, and sometimes I can't even leave the place e.g. Without knowledge of that, I'm ...
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Is it possible to make a hireling consume tadpoles?

One of my party members is a hireling. Is there a way to make them consume tadpoles, and more importantly, convince them to use
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How to test if The Digital Deluxe Edition is active in Baldur's Gate 3?

I bought The Digital Deluxe Edition with the game. Then, I refunded the game, but not The Digital Deluxe Edition - it was my silent protest against it not working properly on SteamDeck despite its &...
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Why is this loose stone in the Abandoned Refuge glowing?

In the Abandoned Refuge, there is a loose rock next to a set of double iron doors at coordinates X: -596 Y: 423. The rock is glowing blue with a white light coming out. If I try to interact with the ...
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Is there any use for trivial objects gathered in Baldur's Gate 3?

I'm grabbing lots of seemingly trivial objects like cutlery, ropes, tongs and cups. Do they serve any purpose other than dumping them on traders?
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Why did maximum HP drop after leveling up?

Upon leveling from 8 -> 9, the maximum health of everyone in my party dropped, almost by 60 points in some cases: Note that Karlach has 146 max hit points, although the odd thing is that the ...
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How do I make my male character take off his bra?

My Baldur's Gate 3 character was created as a male Dragonborn with body type 1. After starting the game and switching to camp clothes, I discovered that my character was wearing a bra. I tried ...
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What do the different colours of items mean?

Is there some logic to the way items are coloured in Baldur's Gate 3? Sometimes e.g. green items (which seem most common) are more powerful than, say, blue items. And some items only have a coloured ...
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Why am I unable to ascend as Astarion?

I've just defeated Cazador, but am missing the dialogue option to ascend in his place. All I can do is stab him. What did I miss and is there any way to fix this other than reloading back?
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Which path to take to Moonrise Towers if I don't want to miss any content?

After finishing the goblin camp story arc, the druid Halsin told me there are two different ways I can go to get to Moonrise Towers. Either the Mountain Road or the path through the Underdark. Without ...
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Will a Smokepowder Satchel explode if I'm lit on fire while carrying it?

I picked up a Smokepowder Satchel that says it explodes when ignited, damaging everything in the vicinity. Some enemy spells can inflict burning. Will a Smokepowder Satchel explode if a character gets ...
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Which stat does Eldritch Blast use when grabbing it from the Spell Sniper feat?

Eldritch Blast is a Warlock cantrip, and Warlocks use their Charisma for their spells, even when you multiclass. If I have Gale the Wizard (whose spellcasting stat is Intelligence) learn the Spell ...
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Can you create custom hirelings?

Can you create custom hirelings to recruit as companions? Or customize the pre-made ones (beyond class re-specification)? I don't think it is possible through the vanilla game. Are there any mods ...
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How do Armor Class and Attack Rolls work?

How does attack damage and armor work? The game just says that your armor level "determines whether an attack hits", which is not helpful. Reading this wiki, it sounds like the attacker ...
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Which Tieflings need to be saved for the "Leave No One Behind" achievement?

The "Leave No One Behind" achievement states Save every Tiefling refugee you can throughout the game in a single playthrough I had several Tieflings die in my playthrough, so I was ...
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Which companions are longterm compatible for recruitment?

Having just finished my first play-through of BG3, I'm contemplating a replay. One of the things that would make a replay more interesting would be if I could recruit all the companions I failed to ...
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What blocks Barbarian spell casting?

I have been experimenting with Karlach and a Heat build, as she has innate fire resistance. However I often encounter this when trying to use the Heat for extra fire damage. Casting spells is blocked....
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How do I copy a character's appearance to a new save?

I decided to restart my play-through of Baldur's Gate 3 and want to copy my old character's appearance over to my new save. Is there a way for me to copy over my old character's appearance or review ...
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Can't get the Nightsong to appear in act 3

I met (and saved) Nightsong in Act 2, but apparently, I forgot to talk to her AFTER the fight with the end boss. Now, the next step of her quest says that I should get an audience with the wizard that ...
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Does the fighter's Action Surge work with ranger's Dread Ambush?

On the tabletop when you have dread ambush (lv3 ranger) you get 1 extra attack when you use your action to attack on your first turn, this means when you use action surge (lv2 fighter) to get another ...
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How many tadpoles are available to consume?

Early on in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll gain the ability to consume Illithid Tadpoles as a means of earning points that can be invested in a special skill tree. Additionally, it’s possible to have your ...
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Does "Baldur's Gate 3" run on MacBook Air 2020 M1?

I have a MacBook Air 2020: Chip M1 (the weakest you),8GB RAM can I play Baldur's Gate 3 on it? Is someone have done it and tell me its experience with it Thank you
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