In Baldur’s Gate 3, bonus actions are specific types of actions that can be taken during combat in addition to your regular action. Bonus actions provide additional options and abilities to characters, allowing them to perform certain actions that are faster or less resource-intensive. Here’s more information about bonus actions in combat:
Bonus Action Limit: Each character typically has only one bonus action they can take per turn. Bonus actions are separate from regular actions and reactions.
Bonus actions can vary depending on the character’s class, abilities, and equipped items. Some common examples of bonus actions include:
Certain class features: Many classes have unique abilities that can be used as bonus actions. For example, a rogue might have the Cunning Action feature, allowing them to Dash, Disengage, or Hide as a bonus action.
Spellcasting: Some spells have a casting time of a bonus action, allowing characters to cast a spell and perform another action in the same turn. However, it’s important to note that casting spells with a casting time of a bonus action typically restricts the character from casting another spell during the same turn, unless it’s a cantrip with a casting time of one action.
Certain item interactions: Equipped items, such as potions or specific magical items, may grant bonus actions that can be used during combat. These items usually have limited uses or specific conditions for activation.
Utilizing Bonus Actions: To use a bonus action, simply choose the appropriate action or ability that is designated as a bonus action for your character. This can typically be done through the game’s interface, by selecting the corresponding ability or action when it’s available.
Turn Order: Bonus actions are taken during your turn in combat, typically after your regular action. However, the specific order may depend on the game’s mechanics and rules.