Baldur’s Gate 3 Spellcasting Guide


Jon Torres

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Spellcasting is one of the most important aspects in Baldur’s Gate 3. It can be pretty confusing to new players how the spellcasting works, how the characters change their spells, etc.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Spellcasting Guide

No wonder, Baldur’s Gate 3 has really complicated spellcasting mechanics and capabilities. You need to know a few things about this topic if you want to emerge victorious in this harsh world.

Thankfully, we have compiled an extensive spellcasting guide for Baldur’s Gate 3 which you can use.

Spellcasting Guide – Baldur’s Gate 3

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Spells in this game have levels from 1-5. Based on the level of the spell, that’s how strong the spell is. That isn’t to say that low-level spells are less potent than higher level ones.

As your stats increase, so does you spell’s damage. Each spell is required for different situations, so you might find yourself using level 1 spells even though you have level 5 ones.

The spells in this game can be used to: deal damage, undo damage, impose or remove conditions, drain life, heal, restore life to the dead, and much more.

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Spellcasting guide – what you need to know:

  • Known Spells

Known spells can be used immediately, and most classes using these kinds of spells have static spell rosters. Classes which use known spells are the Bard and the Sorcerer class.

  • Prepared Spells

Prepared spells are magic that has to be prepared before-hand. This gives you the possibility to tune your spells for the specific task at hand. Clerics, druids, and paladins use these spells.

  • Spell Levels

As mentioned above, you can have spells ranging from level 1 to level 5 depending on how far you have progressed in the game.

  • Spell Slots

You can have many spells, but those spells drain your energy. Once you drain all of your spell slots, you will have to rest. Spell slot must same or greater than the level of the spell.

  • Cantrips

This is magic which doesn’t need spell slots. In other words, you can use these spells how much times you like without the character getting exhausted.

  • Rituals

These are spells which can take up some time to get casted. Casting in combat is not advised. They’re buffs which last longer, and they can either take up a spell slot or don’t.

I know this can be confusing to new Baldur’s Gate 3 players, but once you get in the groove, it’s pretty straightforward. Even if you don’t want to use spellcasting, you must. You’ll have at least one spellcaster in your party. Good luck!

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