Baldur’s Gate 3 tips and tricks: Guide for beginners

Baldur’s Gate 3 has finally come out of early access and it is as good as we knew it would be. The game has become so successful that it has attracted the attention of gamers who have otherwise been indifferent to the CRPG genre. Baldur’s Gate 3 is a deep and complex game no doubt so here are a few tips and tricks that will surely help new players. 

Keep saving 

If you’ve played RPGs before, you probably already know how important it is to keep saving. This is especially true for Baldur’s Gate 3 since it has turn-based combat making it harder to get out of sticky situations, and more importantly, the depth of the game makes it easy for you to make big mess-ups.

You may accidentally anger an entire village, or perhaps destroy something that may turn out to be important later. Things like this can be undone by reloading your latest saves. 

Hiding can be helpful

During your travels across The Forgotten Realms in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will obviously get into a bunch of random encounters with hostiles. Sometimes this can happen quite literally out of nowhere and these hostiles may catch your party when they’re not in the best shape. 

The best way to avoid such situations is to be wary of what’s ahead of you and by that, we mean turning on combat time and waiting a few moments before continuing forward. This trick can effectively help your wounded party avoid enemies most of the time.  

Have a balanced party

Anyone who has played a party-based RPG before will find this to be an obvious tip, but it’s even more critical in Baldur’s Gate 3, and that is to have a balanced party. By that we mean have companions that complement yours and each other’s roles and abilities. 

A team full of healers will hardly be able to take out enemies, and a team full of DPS classes will probably be able to defeat more than a few enemies but will end up dying when they inevitably encounter a strong foe(s).

Now everyone knows about the golden trio of DPS, tank, and healer, but it’s vital that you make sure the said DPS, tank, and healer’s abilities complement each other in terms of playstyle.

Also Read: Baldur’s Gate 3: Best classes for beginners

Shove enemies when fighting in high places

Like Larian Studios’ previous masterpiece Divinity: Original Sin 2, Baldur’s Gate 3 also allows you to shove enemies off of high places.

Yes, you can slay your enemy honorably with a sword, bow, etc, or you can just kick them off of a bridge and watch them fall to their death. 

Another returning feature is the ability to throw stuff at your foes, be it a helmet, rock, or even your dead companion’s corpse. Nonetheless, doing so will also lead to some funny and fruitful results. 

Talk to companions at campfires

It may seem boring to stick around in the campfire instead of going out and adventuring in Baldur’s Gate 3, but chatting with your companions around the campfire can deepen your relationships with them, giving you an insight into what they like and hate. 

Spread out when in combat

During an enemy encounter in Baldur’s Gate 3, your first instinct might be to keep your party members close, to have each other’s backs, but spreading out and engaging the enemies from multiple directions can be more beneficial.

For example, a tank can get up close and personal with a few enemies, a Ranger can take care of the others while a healer can stay back and aid the two. Spreading out also ensures that your entire party doesn’t get obliterated by a powerful enemy attack. 

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