In Baldur’s Gate 3, the term dipping refers to the practice of applying substances or effects to a weapon to enhance its properties temporarily. It is commonly done by immersing the weapon in various liquids or coatings to gain additional damage or effects during combat. Here’s how you can dip a weapon in Baldur’s Gate 3:
Acquire the Dipping Substance: Obtain the substance or coating that you want to apply to your weapon. This could include items such as oils, poisons, or magical concoctions.
Open the Inventory: Open your character’s inventory by selecting the inventory tab or pressing the corresponding keybind.
Select the Weapon: Locate the weapon you want to dip in your inventory. Click on it to select it.
Choose the Dipping Substance: Locate the dipping substance you want to use in your inventory. Click on it to select it.
Apply the Dipping Substance: With both the weapon and the dipping substance selected, look for an option or button that allows you to apply the substance to the weapon. This option may vary depending on the game’s interface and mechanics. It could be a right-click menu option, a drag-and-drop action, or a specific button.
If prompted, confirm the application of the dipping substance to the weapon. This will initiate the process and apply the desired effects to the weapon.
Dipping a weapon can provide various benefits in combat, depending on the substance used. Some examples include:
Elemental Damage: Dipping a weapon in elemental oils or substances can add elemental damage to your attacks. For example, dipping a weapon in fire oil may cause additional fire damage with each successful hit.
Status Effects: Certain substances may cause additional effects on enemies when applied to a weapon. This could include poisoning enemies, causing them to become paralyzed, or reducing their ability to defend themselves.
Magical Effects: Dipping a weapon in magical potions or elixirs can imbue it with temporary magical properties. This could include enhancing its damage, granting bonus effects, or making it more effective against certain enemies or creature types.