How to revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3

How to revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 dark elf with white hair

How to revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 dark elf with white hair

Life is tough in Baldur’s Gate 3, during some of the more difficult fights it might not be surprising that one of your companions might end up biting the bullet. So you'll want to know how to revive characters in Baldur's Gate 3.

Just like other role-playing games, when you or a companion get hit hard enough several times, you will be out for the count. Still, death is not the end, and if you have played any other RPGs then you already know this.

Then, let's find out how to revive characters in Baldur's Gate 3 and the many ways you can use to bring your companions back into the fight.

How to revive dead characters

While one of your characters is down and the game is rolling the dice, you can interrupt the process and actually revive the character right away.

In order to do so, get close to them and use the hand-hold icon which is in the action menu. This is the Help command. By using it, your character will use up a turn and help an ally to get up. While they won't come back with full health, they still will have some health and be back in the fight.

Be careful when using the help command, as that will count as a full action in a turn. But, of course, you don't want to wait too long, unless the rolls actually go the wrong way and you will lose some of your companions.

Using a healing spell

Naturally, there are other options to save a character along with the help icon. You can use a healing spell, and they will come back right up. Again, those won't get them back to full health but at least you'll have one more hand with you during the fight.

Using a Revivify scroll

Once a character is dead, because the dice were not on their side, still we have a chance to bring them back. This can be done by using a Scroll of Revivify, that will be an instant comeback from the dead.

They are particularly useful as they can be used just like any other items. Select them from their inventory and they are ready, any characters can use them.

Alternatively, if you don't have time to buy scrolls (or money) a wizard in your party can be commanded to learn the spell, so it is always available. Keep in mind that the wizard will have to be of a high enough level (level 3) to be able to learn and use it.

Save throws to revive a character

The first thing to know is that once you or one of your companions is down for the count, a dice is thrown. Basically, the game will start rolling a dice to see if the character can actually save themselves or just die in the process.

Once a character starts rolling saving throws in Baldur's Gate 3, a life and death indicator will be displayed. What happens then depends on the result of the throw. If the roll results in a 10 or below, a death counter will be assigned to them. Conversely, if the roll exceeds 10, they will receive a stability counter.

Successfully roll more than 10 three times and the character will be brought back to life. Failing the rolls, it will mean the character will die... but there's more to know.

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