How To Maintain Concentration In Baldur’s Gate 3

There are a lot of ways to maintain concentration on spells and break it manually. Let us teach you how.

Managing your resources and inventory is key to success in Baldur’s Gate 3. Knowing when to use specific actions and maneuvers and how to maintain concentration are pivotal to your victory. Some spells in Baldur’s Gate 3 require you to maintain concentration while they are active. If you are interrupted, the spell stops working. This may leave you and your party members vulnerable.

Spells requiring concentration have an icon on the bottom left side of the screen. These spells generally last for several turns. Some examples of Concentration Spells include Bless, Guidance, and Resistance, all lasting ten turns.

Maintaining Concentration in Baldur’s Gate 3

To maintain concentration in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can follow certain steps and take a few precautions during combat to make sure your spells stay active.

Stay Alive

If you are killed in the heat of battle, your concentration breaks immediately, halting the effects of your cast spell. When using spells that require concentration, make sure you’re not too close to the enemy and are keeping yourself safe from harm. Sticking to the rear of the party where you won’t take punishment is a good idea.

Don’t take damage

Taking damage when a concentration spell is active can also break the spell. You can bounce back using a Constitution Saving Throw when you are damaged while a concentration spell is active. While it may work in some cases, it may not always work, and you may break your concentration.

To better your chances of succeeding, choose a class with a higher constitution stat. Or simply level up the stat when you get the chance.

Don’t cast another Concentration Spell

If you cast another spell that requires concentration while maintaining another spell, you will lose concentration on your previous spell. If you cast two concentration spells back-to-back, you’ll have to choose which one to maintain. 

A workaround is to have another teammate cast the other spell. That way, both spells can be cast and maintained simultaneously.

Move around the battlefield if need be

Moving around the battlefield does not break your concentration, so move and reposition. This will ensure that you’re not caught in a situation where you may need to use a saving throw or, worse, be killed. Strategic placement and movement are key to the success of a concentration spell.

Cast Other Spells

While you can’t cast other concentration spells when one is active, you can cast other spells that do not require it. Like movement, if you’re strategic here, you can save yourself from losing your concentration.

Use War Caster Feat

If the concentration spells play an important role in your adventure, unlock the War Caster feat for that character. This spell allows you to maintain concentration in the heat of the battle, and you won’t lose concentration even if you are attacked.

How to break concentration manually

There are a couple of ways to end the concentration spells manually.

  • Using all the turns will automatically end the concentration. 
  • Use another concentration spell, as it will override the active one.
  • If you are outside combat, look at the bottom left of the screen for the character’s picture. Beneath the image, you will notice a small icon of the spell with an X mark on it. Simply press the X mark on the icon to break the concentration, ending the spell immediately.
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