In Baldur’s Gate 3, darkness can hinder your visibility and make it difficult to navigate or interact with certain objects. Here are some tips on how to illuminate darkness and enhance your exploration:
Light Sources: Carry a light source with you, such as a torch or a lantern. Light sources can be found throughout the game world or purchased from merchants. Equipping a light source will illuminate the area around you, making it easier to see and navigate in the dark.
Casting Light Spells: Some characters or classes have access to spells that can create light. For example, the Light cantrip can be cast by characters with spellcasting abilities. Use these spells to illuminate the surrounding area and make it easier to explore.
Darkvision: Certain races, such as Dwarves and Elves, possess the Darkvision trait. Darkvision allows them to see in complete darkness up to a certain range. If your character has Darkvision, make sure to rely on it to navigate dark areas without the need for a light source.
Night Vision Goggles: Keep an eye out for special equipment, such as Night Vision Goggles, that can enhance your vision in the dark. These items can be found as loot or purchased from merchants. Equipping Night Vision Goggles will help you see in the darkness more clearly.
Perception and Investigation: Invest in the Perception and Investigation skills for your character. These skills can help you spot hidden switches, secret passages, or objects that might assist in illuminating the area. Pay attention to your surroundings and use these skills to uncover hidden light sources or clues.
Interact with Environmental Objects: Explore the environment and look for interactive objects that can provide light. These can include lit candles, torch sconces on walls, or magical orbs. Interact with these objects to illuminate the surrounding area and make it easier to navigate.
Follow NPC Light Sources: If you are in a party with NPCs who have light sources, position yourself near them to benefit from their illumination. This can be particularly helpful if your character lacks a light source or Darkvision.
Use Spells with Area Effects: Certain spells, like Fireball or Light Burst, create bright flashes or explosions that can temporarily illuminate the area around you. Use these spells strategically to light up dark areas and reveal hidden details.
Work Together with Party Members: Coordinate with your party members to ensure that everyone has access to a light source or the ability to see in the dark. This will help the entire group explore and navigate dark areas more effectively.
Be Cautious: Dark areas can be home to hidden dangers or traps. Proceed with caution and use your illuminated surroundings to your advantage. Watch for any signs of enemies or hazards that might be lurking in the shadows.