Surviving Faerun⚔️⚔️⚔️

It's Dangerous To Go Alone!


Before you venture forth in your adventure through Baulder's Gate 3, stay a while and listen; you just might learn something that will turn the tide of battle.


#LarianStudios has made a fun and engaging game with #BaldursGate3. Even though in early access they've already proven that they know where they want to take this genre, have the infrastructure to do it, and are providing a classic DnD experience that has given hundreds of hours of excellent game play, storytelling and engaging story. Graphically the game is stunning but don't be fooled by the splendor; there's danger lurking around every corner of Faerun, and you must be prepared.


#1 PREEMPTIVE ATTACKS - Plan Your Fight


This may seem obvious, but plan you setup and placement before you enter battle. Don't bunch and have everyone in your party mindlessly follow, spread them out and set them up right before an engagement to maximize your efficiency. The more bunched up your team is, the easier it is for aoes and aoe status based effects to immobilize everyone on your roster and you don't want that.


Spreading out and prepping also leads to better strategizing. Don't go too far though, your team needs to be nearby. Take the high ground for your guys with the reach, or clear a path for your caster, don't get caught in the crossfire. Friendly fire, like all fire, hurts. 🔥


#2 Run Away to Fight Again Another Day


Enemies can lurk around every corner. Turn on combat time, wait for 6 seconds and then move when you feel that you aren't going to be spotted. Don't take on fights that are bigger than you can chew. Sometimes you're able to bypass whole swathes of combat like this, and while you may feel you aren't getting as much fights in your game, finding some loot more than makes up for it. Besides you don't have to leave the fights for good - you can always come back later.


#3 Keep Your Gear Up to Date


Always keep your weapons up to date, don't go into battle wielding a wash bucket as a helmet and a spatula as a sword. As a Fighter with chainmail, you’ve got a higher AC (Armour Class), but you also have a -1 in your Stealth. So don’t go around trying to hide next to your Rogue, because you’re going to end up screwing both of you over.


Weapon proficiency lets you know what weapons you can and can’t wield without putting yourself at a disadvantage. It’s blocked out from equipping anyway, but it helps when trying to buy something new for your character/companions.


#4 Compliment Your Team with a Balanced Skill Set


Always inflate your companions egos. They'll thank you for it. But knowing your parties strength and weaknesses is important. If you have a team of all tank-like classes with zero healing or ranged spells, it’s not going to end up going well against a more varied team of enemies.