Baldur's Gate 3 guide and walkthrough

A comprehensive list of several guides and walkthroughs to help you make the most of your time in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has finally arrived in Early Access, giving players their first taste of Larian’s revival of the classic RPG series. If you’re diving into the first chapter of the new game, then you’re going to want all the help you can get. Baldur’s Gate 3 is unforgiving, and the game features a slew of choices for players to make. Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide of the various quests, features, and more that Baldur’s Gate 3 has to offer.

Baldur’s Gate 3 guides

Baldur's Gate 3 guides

As with any RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3 includes a ton of content for players to digest and explore. While this content will no doubt change as the game’s development continues, we’ve put together a slew of content to help those diving into the Early Access build right now. We’ll continue to monitor the game’s progress and update our articles with any additional changes that may come down the line.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of all the Baldur’s Gate 3 guides that we’ve created. We’ll be adding more as time goes on, so check back often for new links and content.

Baldur's Gate 3 Guides
Guide Link Guide Description
How spells, cantrips & Spell Slots work A complete overview of how magic and spells work in Baldur's Gate 3.
How Alchemy works Make potions, elixirs, and more by utilizing the alchemy pouch.
How to level up Increase your power, unlock new abilities, and more by leveling up.
Level Cap The level cap in Baldur's Gate 3 and when you should hit it.
How many party members? Unless you're using mods, there is a strict number on party members.
How to quick save Learn how to quick save, allowing you to easily save any progress you've made directly from the main game window.
How to fast travel Fast traveling will allow you to move around the game world more easily, making it quicker to get from one place to the next.
How to revive characters Unlike early D&D, death is not final in Baldur's Gate 3.
Should you use Illithid powers? Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Or does it? Find out if it matters at all.
How to leave combat Found yourself in over your head? Leave combat!
How to exit turn-based mode Accidentally turned on turn-based mode? Don't worry, you can just as easily disable it with this handy guide.
Best starter class Not a D&D pro and need some pointers on where to start when it comes to character creation? Here's a breakdown of the different types of classes that will fit your playstyle.
Best party compositions Try these party compositions out if you're struggling in combat and with skill checks.
All companions and how to get them Companions play an important part in your party's make up and you'll want to grab every one that you can using this simple guide.
All romance options You can have sex with nearly all the companions. Here's who's keen to get down and what they need from you to feel comfortable.
How to rest Learn about Short Rests and Long Rest, and what each one provides.
Get more Camp Supplies You can't rest if you don't have camp supplies!
How to open the mind-flayer pod Rescue Shadowheart from the mind-flayer pod aboard the Nautiloid.
How to enable nudity A look at the nudity options in Baldur's Gate 3.
Hide your helmet Let people see your lovely face while keeping your head protected.
How to play co-op How to set up a co-op campaign and the rules of how it works.
PC keybindings & controller buttons All the inputs and buttons for PC and controller users.
How to free Lae-Zel Lae'Zel is trapped in a cage! Free this gith before she gets somehow even angrier.
Where to find Karlach This hot and fiery Tiefling is all yours if you know where to find her.
Where to find Minsc & the Stone Lord Track down Minsc and the Stone Lord and save your friend!
Find and save the owlbear cub Get a new furry friend for camp by helping the owlbear.
Where to find Thrumbo This zombie has the perfect hiding spot in Baldur's Gate.
Where to find Mol The savvy Tiefling is a survivor. Here's where to find her in each Act.
Where to find a shovel Find a shovel. Dig up treasure.
How to respec Not happy with your build? Respec!
Change dice skin How to change the d20 dice skin.
Combat guide Everything you need to know about combat. Everything.
Spell guide Spells. Cantrips. Spell Slots. Recharging spells. Learn it all right here.
How to cure Bone Chill Bone Chill is a devastating spell. Here's how to deal with it.
What is the Steeped in Bliss buff? Discover what is giving you this buff and what it actually does.
Play fetch with Scratch Don't just pet him, play fetch with Scratch!
Dye your clothes Change the color of your clothes using dyes.
Defiled Temple puzzle How to solve the interlocking circles puzzle
Save Mayrina quest How to complete the Save Mayrina quest
Find Halsin in the Goblin Camp Help the Druids track down their valiant leader.
Find the dowry Track down the precious wedding dowry for the Rescure the Trapped Man quest.
Step the windmill Want to rescue the gnome? You'll need to pull the correct lever.
Should you let Astarion bite you? Astarion is a vampire, so of course he's going to try and bite you once or twice.
Find Sussur Tree Bark Track down the Sussur Tree and grab its bark!
Arcane Tower elevator & button guide How to solve the Arcane Tower puzzle in the Underdark.
Solve the Rosymorn Monastery puzzle Where to find all of the weapons you need to solve this stained glass window puzzle.
Where to go in the Astral Prism Don't know where to go when you're inside? Neither did we!
Solve the mind-brain connection puzzle A bunch of lines, a bunch of colors, and they're all coming from a brain. Here's the solution you need.
Devil's Feed blood circle puzzle How to solve the Helsik's blood ritual puzzle to access the House of Hope.
Iron Throne or Gortash first What to do first: Iron Throne or confronting Gortash.
Open the Threshold of Loss How to solve the collection plate puzzle to open the Threshold of Loss in the House of Grief.
Open the Temple of Bhaal door Open the two doors that prevent you from accessing the Temple of Bhaal.
Armor disappearing in combat You might think it's a bug. It's not. You're likely using a very specific spell or item.
Fix companions not following you Does a companion randomly stop following you? Fix it and get back to what's important.
Fix the blank launcher problem Trying to launch Baldur's Gate 3 and the PC launcher is blank? Here's a quick fix.

Now that you can see all of our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides in one place, you can find exactly what you’re looking for and dive into the title right now.

Sam Chandler is a current Guides Editor at Shacknews, and Josh Hawkins is a former Guides Editor at Shacknews.

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