After reviewing the twelve classes available on Baldur’s Gate 3 to create your character (here is our Guide to Baldur’s Gate 3 Classes), today I want to reveal to you five valuable tips that have proven to be crucial, at least from my point of view, for taking your first steps in Larian Studios’ giant role-playing game.
What you are about to read are some basic tips that will allow you to enjoy at your best and to emerge victorious from the first act of Baldur’s Gate 3 that, on the surface, may seem like a big tutorial but in which there will still be important quests that should not be missed (speaking of must-do quests, here is the List with all Baldur’s Gate 3 Trophies) and tough Boss Fights against enemies who will certainly not stand by and watch you reduce their health to zero one blow after another.
1) Explore the crash area well
At the conclusion of the prologue you will find yourself alone on a beach. After you have regained your senses, start carefully scouting the areas around you: you will soon be able to recruit several characters, who are essential to gain the upper hand in the main confrontations you will be called upon to face. Astarion, Shadowheart, Gale and Lae’zel are just a few of the protagonists who will join your journey right away.
2) Explore the entire map of Act 1
Here is one of the most important tips I feel like giving you in this Guide to Baldur’s Gate 3 and it ties in with the previous advice. After assembling a company of at least four heroes, explore in its entirety the first act map with the sole objective of revealing every dark area you see on the screen by viewing the map. In this way, you will unlock a large number of quests, including main and side ones.
My advice is to gain at least Level 3 – level 4 is also definitely within reach – but the only way to achieve it is, of course, to complete as many missions as possible, accumulate experience so you can upgrade both your character and other party members.
3) Arm yourself with patience
The first few hours of Baldur’s Gate 3 are far from easy, and if you don’t chew the subject matter well, you may also feel rather disoriented. However, there is nothing like a little experience in the field to become familiar with the main mechanics of the work starting with combat. After about 5-6 hours of campaign, I have noticed several improvements in my gameplay sessions.
For example, I also learned the importance of using spells in relation to the Level I and Level II Magic slots, two indicators located at the bottom of the screen. Wizards or Sorcerers cannot cast spells forever, and as a result, it is important to identify the right time to cast them, while also paying attention to the progress of the battle. Performing a spell too early in the challenge will cause you to lose a slot at the risk, moreover, of having no real advantage against those Goblins ready to tear you to shreds.
4) Save frequently
Basically, my advice would be to enjoy the story of Baldur’s Gate 3 without thinking too much about the consequences of every decision you make, diving into the unknown and discovering, little by little, what your choices have determined.
Nonetheless, I must suggest that you should save often, perhaps after each confrontation or following an important dialogue that enabled you to overcome a thorny situation without having to resort to weapons. This occurs because the auto-save is not always activated and there is a risk, in case of death, of losing all the progress made due to a new and sudden battle.
5) Talk to your fellow travelers
The last piece of advice I want to give you is to stop frequently to talk with your fellow travelers: in Baldur’s Gate 3, every dialogue can give rise to an incredible new adventure, and every character who joins you will have a quest of their own to unveil and develop.
So whenever you notice an exclamation mark on a party member’s head, stop your march and start the conversation-the prize, even if only narrative, is worth the candle, I can assure you. Besides, let’s face it, I would spend hours listening to Astarion’s stories, if only to admire Neil Newbon’s acting performance.