What to Do When You Fail a Roll in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

If You Fail a Roll in Baldur’s Gate 3, Here’s What to Do

If you’re an avid Dungeons and Dragons player, you know how frustrating it can be when luck is not on your side during a campaign. The same can be said for Baldur’s Gate 3, where bad rolls can result in missed opportunities and unfavorable outcomes for your characters. But fear not, as there are a few ways you can cheat the system and increase your chances of success. In this article, we’ll show you what to do when you fail a roll in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Failing a Roll in Baldur’s Gate 3

When faced with a bad roll in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can try the following methods to improve your chances:

  • Reload your previous save.
  • Select ‘Roll Again’ with Inspiration points.
  • Continue the conversation or event to see if you gain another chance.
  • Switch out the members in your party and try again.
  • Use the Karmic Dice.

One effective strategy is to save your game before making any major decisions. This way, if your roll doesn’t turn out as desired, you can revert back to your previous save and try again for a better outcome. Alternatively, you can use Inspiration points to get another roll. These points can be obtained from hidden achievements in the game.

In certain situations, players may have the opportunity for another chance with their ability checks by continuing the conversation or event. This often involves an alternative perk, allowing you to try a different approach if your initial roll fails. For example, if you fail a Perception check, you may have the opportunity to try again with Persuasion.

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Exploring the world in Baldur’s Gate 3 can also lead to automatic ability checks for each character. Unfortunately, sometimes these checks result in bad rolls. In such cases, it’s recommended to set up camp and replace a party member. By doing so, you can repeat the process and potentially achieve a better outcome. This tactic has proven helpful for many players.

Lastly, there’s the option of using the Karmic Dice. This handy object can reduce the risk of bad rolls and even lower the difficulty level in the game, making it more accessible. While it doesn’t guarantee better chances, adjusting the difficulty can provide a more enjoyable experience.

Now that you know what to do when you encounter bad rolls in Baldur’s Gate 3, why not test your luck by checking out our “How to Win Hide and Seek with Oliver” guide? Be sure to also explore the links below for more content about the game.

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Kristina Ebanez

Kristina is a Staff Writer at Twinfinite and has been with the publication for over a year. Her coverage includes popular games such as Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released titles. She is particularly passionate about the Metal Gear Solid series, Rockstar’s Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. In her free time, Kristina’s dog enjoys watching her play video games, especially if there are horses or cats involved. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.