How to break cracked walls in Baldur's Gate 3

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Ready to dive back again into the world of Baldur's Gate 3? Players are looking forward to the release of this long-awaited adventure. But what if you hit a wall? Well, you might be lucky if there is a crack. Let’s find out how to break cracked walls in Baldur’s Gate 3 so we can progress with ease.

This is one nifty trick to pull off as it might lead you to discover precious hidden items, interesting companions and even make better use of some of the weapons you might find.

So, let’s stop punching those walls and instead find out how to break cracked walls in Baldur’s Gate 3 and profit from all those good items we find.

How to break cracked walls in Baldur’s Gate 3

In order to break cracked walls in Baldur’s Gate 3, we need a strong enough hammer or maul, or a bomb. Overall, the solution depends on the “strength” of the wall that is in front of you, so there might not be one single solution that works in every case.

Here are the best ways to break open cracked walls:

  • Have a weapon that has enough bludgeoning damage (not piercing, so a sword or morning star won’t work).
  • Use a Radiant element or Force spell.
  • Alternatively, keep in your inventory a bomb, that should make quick work of every damaged wall you encounter.

Out of all the spells we tried, we found out that Eldritch blast was, initially, the best for that kind of work. But since then, Larian has continued to adjust spells and attacks, so we’d recommend instead going for a strong melee weapon.

If your swing or attack doesn’t work, then your weapon is not strong enough - or perhaps it is the wrong damage kind. Be sure to check that it is not “piercing” or “slashing” damage.

How to tell the resistance of a wall

In order to know what kind of weapon we might have to use, you need to take a look at the wall in front of you. By examining the wall, you will have all the information on its resistance and, thus, you know the kind of spell or weapon that might do the trick.


What you want to keep in mind is that Larian has changed several times the way that one approaches cracked walls. Some of the later patches introduced a “limit damage” for walls. That means that you need a weapon (or spell) powerful enough to break the wall with several hits.

These tips and tricks should help you make quick work of any cracked walls you might find in the game. That’s it for this guide, but if you need more information about the game do check out our character creation guide.

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