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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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How long do spikes from Wild Magic last?

Sometimes my Sorcerer's Wild Magic ability will spawn spikes around me that damages anyone that walks through them. How long do the spikes from Wild Magic last?
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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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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 is also using the 5e rules to resolve actions in combat. However, there seems to be no limit on how many shots one can ...
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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 free or cinematic camera?

Is it possible to get a free(r) camera or cinematic camera somehow? It's obvious that the game contains quite some detailed 3D scenery, but it's hard to find a camera angle to actually get a good look ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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Can we have gold centralised over the party in Baldurs Gate 3?

I noticed that in Baldurs Gate 3 the gold you own actually just exists as stacks of coins in your inventory. It also seems to stack rather arbitrarily, with my main char sometimes having 2-3 stacks of ...
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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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How can I switch maps in Baldur's Gate 3 to know which waypoint to choose?

Baldur's Gate 3 offers a fast-traveling system via waypoints. When you open the map you can either... click on a waypoint on the map, or click on a waypoint in the waypoint list on the right. The ...
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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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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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Can you remove a co-op player's character from the party if they stop playing?

Let's say I decide to start Baldur's Gate 3 with a group of 4 people and one of them decides they don't want to play anymore. What happens to that player's character? Is there a way to remove them ...
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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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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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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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Why do I need to create 2 characters when starting a new playthrough?

The character creation process is very confusing to me. It's unclear why I need to create 2 characters. After completing all the steps for the first time I clicked 'Venture forth'. Then a character ...
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What permanent Ability increases can be obtained in Baldur's Gate 3?

I heard somebody mention that it's possible able to get a permanent ability increase by talking to a hag, but he didn't really provide any details. What permanent character changes (attribute ...
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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 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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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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Can I do an Origin Character's quest without playing as that character?

I remember seeing something about how the premade "Origin Characters" have their own unique quest lines. Do I have to start a new game as them in order to access these quests? Will I miss ...
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Do the Illithid powers have any negative consequences?

Throughout the game, you can improve your hidden Illithid Powers skilltree by consuming more mindflayer worms. You also get [Illithid] skillchecks from time to time. However when you do either of ...
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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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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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Can I skip the launcher when launching Baldur's Gate 3 from Steam?

I don't want to have to go through the "Larian Launcher" when I want to play Baldur's Gate 3 in Steam. How can I skip it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to auto-join conversations in multiplayer?

When playing multiplayer in Baldur's Gate 3, is there any way to automatically join conversations initiated by another player? Or alternatively, can I add some sort of audio cue when there's a ...
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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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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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Which summons can exist simultaneously?

If my druid casts "Conjure Woodland Being" and "Summon Raven", both can exist at the same time. But if my Wizard casts "Find Familiar" and "Summon Scratch (the dog)&...