Baldur’s Gate 3: Advantages and Disadvantages Explained

Baldur's Gate 3: Advantages and Disadvantages Explained

Advantage and Disadvantage in Baldur’s Gate 3: Turning Luck into Your BFF

Baldur’s Gate 3

Advantage and disadvantage in Baldur’s Gate 3 may sound like fancy mumbo-jumbo, but they actually have a massive impact on your success. These game mechanics can turn the tides of battle and shape the outcome of your quests. So, let’s dive into the hilarious world of advantage and disadvantage and discover how you can exploit them!

What the heck are advantage and disadvantage anyway?

Advantage and disadvantage are like roller coasters for your dice rolls. Here’s the thrill rides they take you on:

  • Disadvantage: Your character takes the lower result when rolling the dice, kind of like ordering a small side of failure.
  • Advantage: Your character takes the higher result, akin to scoring a critical hit with style.
Lucky in Baldur’s Gate 3

But hold your horses, adventurers! These modifiers don’t magically guarantee success or failure. You can still nail that critical roll even when disadvantaged, or trip and fall flat on your face with advantage (ouch).

Brace yourselves for the next big twist: advantage and disadvantage don’t stack, but they can cancel each other out like warring factions. And sorry, you won’t find them while ordering smoothies at a tavern. Healing and damage rolls are out of the advantage-disadvantage party, but attacks can join in on the fun!

Look out for Lady Luck’s Special Treats!

Oh, the wonderful world of Baldur’s Gate 3! There are countless situations that can lead you on the path of advantage or disadvantage. Here are a few examples to tickle your fancy:

You’ll be as sneaky as can be with advantage when:

  • Launching surprise attacks from the shadows.
  • Striking enemies who are sprawled on the ground (be gentle).
  • Trying to sweet talk characters under the influence of Friends or Charm Person spells (just hope they don’t get angry afterwards).
  • Using those elfy senses to make Perception checks.

Watch out for disadvantage, lest it trips you up when:

  • Engaging in melee combat in the dark without Darkvision (not recommended unless you enjoy hugging air).
  • Swinging heavy weapons like a wild child when you’re a tiny creature (doesn’t end well).
  • Attempting any checks other than saving throws while gripped by fear (yikes).
  • Firing ranged attacks at enemies who are uncomfortably close in melee range.
Critical Fail in Baldur’s Gate 3

Exciting, isn’t it? And fear not, wise adventurers, for the game kindly notifies you if you’re blessed or cursed with advantage or disadvantage before you make your move. So pay attention and use every ounce of your strategic genius to navigate this whimsical maze of luck!

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