Most modern games promote blood and gore. This means that the game tries to show a somewhat real-life scenario when someone gets hurt. Your enemy, or even you, may start bleeding after losing a percentage of your health gauge. It becomes a necessity in games like God of War and Dark Souls. But what about games that feature dungeons? Yes, we are talking about Baldur’s Gate 3. Well, not all players like to decimate their enemies by killing them. Some would want to pass through using non-lethal attacks. As such, we have shared this guide with all the information related to how to use non-lethal attacks in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Just like the name says, Non-Lethal Attacks won’t just obliterate your enemy when their HP reaches zero. Instead, it knocks them over like we see in wrestling games. That said, this feature is extremely handy when you don’t want to experience gore or blood in your playthrough. However, performing these attacks isn’t as easy as it may sound.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3): How to use Non-Lethal Attacks
Sparing someone’s life has greater consequences. Sometimes it’s a good one, and sometimes it’s a bad one. That’s where non-lethal attacks come into play. Instead of killing your enemies right away, this mode renders them unconscious. This way, you can freely rob them of their wealth or even sell them as a part of some random quest. Baldur’s Gate 3 has loads of side quests, and sometimes it can be difficult to separate them from the main ones. Well, that’s a different story. Coming back to the topic of this guide, here’s how you can use non-lethal attacks in BG3.
Enable Non-Lethal Attacks
Enabling this feature is pretty simple. All you need to do is locate the Passive tab. This specific option isn’t well hidden, so most players may have figured it out already. These tabs are located in the bottom part of the HUD (heads-up display). Now, simply click on the Passive tab/sub-menu and click on the Toggle Non-Lethal Attacks icon. It’ll enable itself after the first click, so do not be confused. Congrats! Your less gory game mechanics are on now. Try defeating some enemies and see how your character acts. But there’s a catch! This mode only works for melee attacks. That means ranged attacks and spells can still kill your enemies.
There are a few other downsides or loopholes to using this mode. For example, non-lethal attacks render your enemy unconscious. But what if your foe has no consciousness to begin with? Well, these attacks won’t work on undead and constructs, as they have no free will of their own. In that case, despite having this feature toggled on, you will straight-up kill them.
How to unlock
Also, some players may ask if they need to finish some kind of quest or reach a certain level to unlock the Non-Lethal Attacks feature. Fortunately, you won’t need to fill in any special requirements. This toggle is accessible right out of the box, even if you have just finished creating your character. Also, this becomes a mandatory action if you are on a quest that requires you to capture someone.
That said, we hope now you know everything related to non-lethal attacks in Baldur’s Gate 3 and how to perform them. If you find this guide informative, follow Android Gram for more.