Baldur’s Gate 3 is a turn-based RPG offering various characters and classes that you have to carefully choose. The game is a faithful but modern recreation of the popular tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. The developers of the game have also introduced co-op elements in BG3, with various choices and options. Each choice and option you make is consequential and affects your game individually. There are multiple classes and subclasses in the game that play a role in how you progress. Baldur’s Gate 3 characters have their own depth and background when you pick them. Most classes also have subclasses that you unlock as you play. One of the popular classes, the Paladin, has the ability to unlock a secret subclass by breaking their oaths. This is a stronger subclass than most and has many hidden benefits and advantages. That said, in this article, we are going to go over how to become an Oathbreaker and break/retake oaths in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3): How to Break & Retake Oaths?
Paladins are a knightly class in the game. They are known for their complex oaths and their duty towards them. In the game, there are three known subclasses that can be accessed by taking oaths. These are
- Oath of the Ancients
- Oath of Devotion
- Oath of Vengence
If you break these oaths throughout the game, you will be branded as an Oathbreaker Paladin, and your class will change accordingly. At this point, it is important to point out that this is only an option for the Paladin class and not other classes in the game. If you are someone who is playing a different class, you cannot become an Oathbreaker. If you are a Paladin, only then can you become one.
To become an Oathbreaker, you basically have to break every oath you take. You have to identify your oath, the option that best aligns with it, and do the exact opposite. For example, if your subclass is the one with the ‘Oath of the Vengence’, you will have to side with evil and free Sazza in the Druid Cave. This will play a vision with the Oathbreaker Knight asking you to meet them. After a long rest, you will go meet them, and they will tell you you have broken an oath. At this point, you have two options:
1). Refuse to become an Oathbreaker
This will lock you out of your subclass abilities. You will still be able to perform the spells and attacks you learned with your base abilities, but subclass-specific powers will be locked out.
2). Become an Oathbreaker Paladin
This will unlock the subclass and make you an Oathbreaker. You can then control the undead and have special abilities that are quite unique when compared to other Paladin subclasses.
How to restore your Oath?
You can speak to the Oathbreaker Knight in your camp and pay a fee to have your oaths restored. This is expensive, costing 2000 gold coins in the game.
That said, now you know everything about becoming an oathbreaker and how to break and retake oaths in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you found this article helpful and would like to read more, consider visiting Android Gram daily.