How Baldur’s Gate 3 Stealth Works, Tips And Tricks 

Hiding in plain sight is an art and we can help you master it in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Stealth in Baldur’s Gate 3 plays an important role in hiding from enemies or performing illegal activities without being caught. However, this mechanic is vastly different from other games and depends on many factors to pull it off successfully.

In this guide, we will examine the fundamentals of stealth in Baldur’s Gate 3 and what classes can use it successfully. 

Baldur’s Gate 3: How Stealth Works 

Stealth is a dexterity skill in Baldur’s Gate 3. The higher a character’s dexterity stat, the more chances they have to sneak away from the NPCs or the enemies. 

Each creature in the game has a unique cone of vision, which turns red as soon as you enter crouch (C button on the keyboard). You can also press and hold the Tab button to locate the enemy’s cone of vision without crouching. 

As soon as you enter this field while crouching, your character will use a Dexterity saving throw against the enemy’s perception throw. If you have the higher number, you will remain hidden, and the enemy won’t be able to detect you. 


This process occurs in the background, and you will only see the results.

If you have proficiency in stealth skill, its modifier will be added to your dexterity skill. However, the light plays an important role here. If you are in the dark, there is no need for a dexterity saving throw. If you are in bright light while standing in the enemy’s field of vision, you can’t enter stealth. If you are lightly obscured, this is the only time the game will make a saving throw and determine whether you will remain hidden or the enemy will detect you. 


Even if you are in the dark, creatures with the Darkvision ability will see you clearly, canceling your stealth. 

You can put the whole party in a crouch position by pressing the Shift + C keys on the keyboard or pressing the down button on the controller for a long time. However, this is not recommended unless you are away from the enemy’s field of vision or the whole party is efficient with the Stealth skill. 

Best uses of Stealth 

Stealth allows you to get near enemies without them noticing. This allows you to surprise them, which causes them to lose their turns for a whole round. 

The damage delivered while in stealth is much more than the normal one. Astarion can use special attacks that can severely hurt the enemies. 

You can use stealth to avoid enemies or hostile NPCs. You can also escape combat with the help of stealth. 

Stealth allows you to avoid traps and pickpocket creatures. Once you are in stealth, you make little to no sound (minus a few armor sets). When combined with the Sleight of Hand skill, you can loot merchants and NPCs at will. 

Best Classes for Stealth

Four classes, including Rogue, Ranger, Bard, and Monk, can use stealth efficiently. Criminal and Urchin backgrounds make stealth skills easier, making the process much easier. 

Among these classes, Rogue has the highest dexterity skill and is the best for using stealth. The best build for stealth in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Assassin Rogue. You can assign this sub-class to Astarion, as his class is Rogue by default, making him the resident thief of our party. 

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