In Baldur’s Gate 3, learning spells is a crucial part of character progression and can provide powerful abilities for your spellcasting characters. Here’s how you can learn spells through exploration:
Leveling Up: As your characters gain levels, they will automatically learn new spells according to their class and subclass progression. When your character reaches a level where they gain access to new spells, you’ll be prompted to select spells from their spell list. Choose the spells you want your character to learn and add them to their spell repertoire.
Throughout your exploration, you may come across spellbooks or scrolls that contain new spells. Interact with these items and choose to read or learn the spells within them. Spellbooks are often found in hidden locations, looted from defeated enemies, or obtained as rewards for completing quests. Scrolls can be found as loot or purchased from merchants.
Interacting with NPCs: During your exploration, you’ll encounter various non-player characters (NPCs). Some NPCs may offer to teach you spells in exchange for completing tasks, favors, or by spending gold. Engage in conversations with these NPCs, inquire about their knowledge of spells, and see if they are willing to share their expertise.
Lore and Story Progression: Advancing through the main story and exploring the game world can lead to encounters, events, or revelations that unlock new spells. Pay attention to the lore and dialogues, as they may provide clues or information about hidden or powerful spells waiting to be discovered.
Spell Selection on Long Rests: After a long rest, characters with spellcasting abilities can prepare or change their selected spells. During this time, you can review your character’s spell list and choose which spells they will have available for casting. This allows you to adapt your spell choices to suit upcoming challenges or encounters.