How To Respec In Baldur’s Gate 3

Time to change your Baldur's Gate 3

Respec plays a major role in Baldur’s Gate 3, just like in any other extensive RPG. This method allows you to change your character’s class and tackle the challenges in a whole new way. Where Baldur’s Gate 3 truly excels is in that it allows you to respec your companions, too.

However, this whole process is hidden behind an optional side quest, and you can easily miss out on one of the best features of the game. In this guide, we will look at how multiclassing works and how you can unlock it early in the game.

Respec Feature in Baldur’s Gate 3 Explained

Respec means resetting your whole character and then starting it from scratch. Don’t worry, none of your experience and levels will be lost. Once you create a new character with a new class, they will get all those points back, and you can reinvest them accordingly.

However, Respec in Baldur’s Gate 3 is not as simple as going back to camp or using an item. To unlock this feature, you need to find and recruit Withers. He can be found inside the Dank Crypt of the Overgrown Ruins. From the crash site, go Northeast to find an Ancient Door. Unlocking it will lead you to the Dank Crypt.


The only thing that you can’t respec are your Illithid Powers. Use your Illithid Parasite specimen wisely as they won’t return to your inventory upon respecing.

Here you can find a hidden chamber and open the sarcophagus inside it to find Withers. He will gladly join your camp once you answer his question (just select the first dialogue option multiple times). Now, you can talk to Withers in your camp any time. He will need a donation of 100 gold to Respec your character and 200 gold to revive a fallen party member.

Why Respec is important in Baldur’s Gate 3?

There will be many situations in the game where you will be stuck. Whether it may be a puzzle or a fight, progress will seem impossible (especially in Tactician or Honor mode). In such situations, you can change your class into either a Wizard or a Fighter.


Respec is different from multiclassing. As soon as you reach level 2, you can multiclass from the character level-up screen.

Even if you want to use the same class, you can choose the level-up bonuses differently to fit your current situation. You can change your spells or Feats to gain an upper hand, as the Respec feature resets all your levels and stats. You gain them back instantly after creating a new character and are free to use them as you wish.

Can you Respec your Companions?

Yes. You can respec any companion that you can control during combat. However, this doesn’t apply to familiars or summons. Later in the game, you will have multiple Druids like Halsin and Jaheira. At this point, you can change one of them into a Paladin or Sorcerer.

The same goes for Shadowheart or Astarion. You can totally change their abilities by assigning them any class you want. You need to remember one thing: If you Respec a Wizard into another class, you will lose all their spells.

Respec opens a whole new world of possibilities. While the price may seem steep at the beginning, 100 gold is a chump change as you progress through the campaign. We strongly recommend tinkering with this feature as soon as you get Withers to stay at your camp.

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