Baldur’s Gate 3 – How To Improve Initiative In Combat

When you’re going into a fight in Baldur’s Gate 3, a dice roll determines who makes the first move. More often than not, attacking first can affect how the rest of an engagement plays out. Your party can deal some serious damage against enemies who haven’t gotten a chance to reposition or buff themselves in any way. Rogues, for example, can use a melee or ranged sneak attack against enemies who have yet to take a turn yet, which is far easier to do if those characters go first in a fight.

While it might seem like the attack order in Baldur’s Gate 3 is based on a random dice roll, that’s not the case. Each character’s Initiative determines the order, i.e. the higher a character’s Initiative, the sooner they get to attack. As this is such an important mechanic in the game, you might be curious about how it works and, more crucially, how to improve your party’s Initiative so you can always go first in combat.

Improving Initiative in Baldur’s Gate 3

Initiative is mostly based on a character’s Dexterity stat in Baldur’s Gate 3. At the start of a fight, every participant will have the word “Initiative” and then a number appear over their heads. This number is determined by the roll of a d20 dice and then adds each participant’s Dexterity modifier to that number.

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