What Are Bonus Actions In Baldur’s Gate 3

A bonus action in Baldur's Gate 3 add an additional layer of functionality to combat and allows you to perform some special actions in game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a turn-based action RPG where you and your enemies can make limited actions. You can attack, move, cast a spell, heal, and act as actions. However, the game lets you perform several bonus actions as well. These aren’t full actions but provide additional functionality in combat. You can only make one bonus action per turn, per character.

Newbies to the franchise and the Dungeons and Dragons gaming system might be confused what’s the difference between action and bonus actions.

Bonus action in Baldur’s Gate 3 explained  

Bonus actions are special actions in Baldur’s Gate 3. These are essentially additional actions that you can use in your turn. They range from supporting your party to performing a special attack to healing.

Various spells, class features, and abilities are performed using bonus actions. An orange triangle appears on your character’s portrait, meaning you can use bonus action in the given turn. 

Here is a list of the bonus actions available in Baldurs Gate 3

Bonus Actions Descriptions  
JumpStick to the shadows to increase your chances of remaining undetected
DipDip your weapon in a surface to coat it to increase the damage 
Shove Stick to the shadows to increase your chances of remaining undetected
HideStick to the shadows to increases your chances of remaining undetected
PotionConsume a potion as a bonus action
Table explaining each bonus action in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Bonus action can completely change the battle scenario if used right. Some bonus actions are class specific and will only be available related to that class’ functions. Some spells are cast using bonus; for example, you may perform your sub-classes functions as a bonus action. A handy little indicator underneath an action always lets you know which is which. Additionally, actions with red highlights are usually classified as actions, whereas bonus actions will have a blue glow.


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