How To Throw A Character In Baldur’s Gate 3

Throwing characters and objects in Baldur's Gate 3 is a lot of fun. If you know how to do it.

Throw action in Baldur’s Gate 3 is an extremely useful mechanic, allowing you to accomplish many feats. For example, you can throw enemies off high places to kill them instantly or throw a healing item across the battlefield to heal your party. 

You can even throw objects found within the game world itself. Some explode like bombs, while some cover your enemies in grease. This gives rise to many unique and sometimes fun combat scenarios.   

Throw is one of the few actions every class can do and isn’t locked behind a specific build or proficiency. However, throwing certain items, things, or enemies does require some stats, such as a high Strength ability score.

Understanding Throw Mechanic in Baldur’s Gate 3

As we established above, Throw enables you to hurl enemies and objects across the battlefield or any area. You can throw certain characters and smaller enemies. Simply picking them up using your Throw action allows you to hurl them across the battlefield, over a ledge, or into a hazardous area.

Throwing larger enemies like Auntie Ethel or Thisobald Thorm is out of the question. However, you can increase your Strength stat, allowing you to throw heavier enemies and objects. The best way to increase your Strength ability is by going with either a Barbarian or Paladin build. The Barbarian class has the highest Strength ability score, which allows them to throw anything effortlessly. 

You can do the following if you want to increase your strength without sacrificing your current class.

You can also throw healing items to heal your party members and other interactable objects in the game. For example, Nautiloid tanks can be picked up and lobbed at your enemies for decent damage. The Throw mechanic in Baldur’s Gate 3 has a range of 15 meters.

Difference Between Throwing Weapons and Enemies

You can also throw weapons during combat with the Thrown characteristic mentioned. Once you throw a weapon at an enemy, it deals the same type of damage it would do otherwise when equipped. A slashing weapon will always inflict slashing damage on the enemies when thrown at them.

This is different for enemies when you throw them. They will always take bludgeoning damage (depending on their weight and your strength ability) when you throw them across the battlefield. Throwing enemies also knocks them down and makes them prone.

You can increase the Throw Damage (1~4) by equipping Gloves of Uninhibited Kushigo (the reward of completing Find the Mushroom Picker quest) and Ring of Flinging (purchase from merchant Aaron in the Emerald Grove).


You must retrieve your weapon manually once thrown unless it has the returning property like the legendary Nyrulna.

Who and what can you throw in Baldur’s Gate 3?

You can throw the following items if you meet their strength requirements.

  • Small creatures
  • Humans
  • Goblins
  • Items like boxes and bombs
  • Certain magic items which are created from cantrips like Produce Flame. However, you need to throw this blue flame in the same turn, or it will cost you an action if you throw it in the next.

You can throw any character in the game if they fall into the small category. Dwarves do not fall into that category, despite being small, because they have lots of weight. To throw people in Baldur’s Gate 3, click on the Throw bonus action and then on the character you want to hurl. If your strength score is high enough and the character is light enough, your character will pick them up and throw them across the distance.

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