How To Steal In Baldur’s Gate 3

Learning how to steal in Baldur's Gate 3 will allow to your get ahead in the game with little effort. Here's how to do it.

Stealing is an important part of many RPG games, and being one itself, Baldur’s Gate 3 also allows you to steal. Whether it be a part of a storyline quest or you want to give in to your intrusive thoughts, you can take things that aren’t yours.

There are multiple ways to accomplish this objective. Of course, you will need to ensure you aren’t being watched. And you also don’t want to get caught while doing it. No matter your class, you can easily steal to your heart’s content, theoretically. There are a few catches before you can get to it.

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Tips for Stealing in Baldur’s Gate 3  

Stealing in Baldur’s Gate 3 is pretty straightforward. Before you can get to it, save your game if things go haywire. Then check your surroundings to ensure no one is watching. Then go into stealth mode by pressing the appropriate key. Now, approach the object you want to steal or a container you want to loot.

Select it and open up the interaction menu. Click on the “Add to wares” option and viola! The object will be in your inventory, and you will have successfully stolen it. Your stats like dexterity, stealth, and sleight of hand increase your chances of a successful steal in Baldur’s Gate 3. The higher they are, the more successful you will be in your endeavor.

Stealing from merchants is particularly rewarding in Baldur’s Gate 3, so if you explore stealing, you should start with merchants.


Baldur’s Gate 3 Pickpocket guide

Pickpocket in Baldur’s Gate 3 is slightly different than stealing. The risk is higher as you’ll be going after NPCs rather than inanimate objects. Start by going into crouch mode and then stealthy approach an NPC from behind. Open up the interaction menu after selecting them and go for a pickpocket. After that, you will roll for a successful chance.

Your stats will greatly affect your chances of success. Your chances of a successful roll will increase if you have high Dexterity, Sleight of Hand, and stealth. Everything depends on your dice rolls; you will see a required number on the screen. If you roll exactly the number required or higher, you will succeed. Otherwise, the roll will fail, and you will get caught.

You will make a different roll for each item you try to pickpocket in Baldur’s Gate 3. So, be mindful of these things. Create a quick save file before attempting, as things can go wrong quickly.  

Merchants are always a good target for farming gold fast in BG3 and have decent items in stock. Make it a habit of stashing the stolen goods away from yourself and your party. And don’t try to sell the same items back to the merchant you pickpocketed from. 

You can make a lot of gold easily using this approach. But only if you don’t get caught.

What to do when you get caught

If you are unlucky with your rolls and get caught, you can always try to talk out of the situation. Use the highest possible proficiency option available to you. This will increase your chance of talking your way out. 

If this fails, you can try and bribe them. And if even that fails, the best thing to do is to reload an earlier save. You can then try again and again until you are successful at stealing or pickpocketing.

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