Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Consumable Items

There are a seemingly endless number of consumable items to loot, so let’s break down the Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Consumable Items!

Baldur's Gate 3 Item Inventory Example

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an epic role-playing game that offers a plethora of consumable items to aid you on your perilous journey through the Forgotten Realms. These items can provide temporary buffs, heal injuries, or offer various other benefits to improve your chances of survival. In this guide, we’ll explore the various types of consumable items available in the game, their uses, and how to effectively utilize them.

What are the Best Consumables in Baldur’s Gate 3

Healing potions, buff potions, spell scrolls, and ammunition are some of the best consumables you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3 and you want to make sure you never pass them up. There are a ton of consumable and collectable items that you can find along the way in your adventures in the Forgotten Realms, but not all of them are of equal value. The most important items will be those which can improve your party’s effectiveness in combat, giving you an extra edge in the heat of battle.

Baldur's Gate 3 mid fight screenshot Larian Studios
Source: Larian Studios

Healing Potions

Baldur's Gate 3 Potion of Greater Healing
Baldur’s Gate 3 Potion of Greater Healing

Healing potions are the most common consumable items in Baldur’s Gate 3. They come in various strengths, from basic Healing Potions to Superior Healing Potions. These items restore health to your characters during and outside of combat. Make sure to keep a healthy stock of these potions to avoid falling in the heat of battle.

Baldur's Gate 3 Throw Potion
Baldur’s Gate 3 Throw Potion

Here’s a list of Healing Potions you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Goodberry Potion – Regain 1d4 hit points
  • Potion of Healing – Recovers 2d4+ 2 HP
  • Potion of Greater Healing – Recovers 4d4+ 4 HP
  • Potion of Superior Healing – Recover 8d4 + 8 HP

It’s always a good idea to spread your healing potions around so that all of your characters have access to one if they need. However, in Baldur’s Gate 3, party members can heal each other with potions by using the Throw action. This is just one of several ways you can revive companions in battle.

Buff Potions

Baldur's Gate 3 Potion of Speed
Baldur’s Gate 3 Potion of Speed

The Potion of Speed is one of the absolute best consumable you can get in Baldur’s Gate 3. The character who drinks it becomes Hastened, thus granting them an extra action – this translates into an additional action strike during combat. Combine this with Fighter character, in a class earns an extra attack at level 5, and you can take out enemies before they can land a single hit.

These consumables provide temporary bonuses to your characters, enhancing their combat prowess or granting other advantageous effects. Examples include Potions of Strength (boosts strength), Potions of Speed (increases movement speed), and Potions of Invisibility (grants invisibility for a limited time).

Here’s a list of Buff Potions you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Potion of Speed – Gain Haste for 3 turns
  • Potion of Invisibility – Become invisible for 1 minute. Attacking or casting spells ends the status
  • Potion of Hill Giant Strength – Your strength score changes to 21 for one minute
  • Potions of Resistance – Gain resistance to specific damage type until your next long rest
    • Fire, Force, Cold, Lightning, Poison, Psychic, and Acid

Spell Scrolls

Baldur's Gate 3 Scroll of Feather Fall tooltip

Scrolls are magical items that allow characters to cast spells beyond their regular spell repertoire. Anyone can use a scroll, regardless of their class or proficiency with magic. However, the success of casting a spell from a scroll depends on the character’s Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score, as well as their proficiency in the relevant spell school.

You can find a spell scroll for nearly every spell in the game, which creates a lot of opportunity for party members to cast an effect they wouldn’t have access to, otherwise. It can mean that you don’t necessarily have to have a certain classes such as Warlock or Sorcerer in your active party in order to have access to their spell set. Because of the pure variety of spells scrolls available in game, we’re not going to list them all here, but rather a selection of the most useful.

Here’s a list of Spell Scolls you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Scroll of Revivify – Revive a companion. They return to life with 1 hit point.
  • Scroll of Feather Fall – Slow the rate of descent of allied creatures. Grants immunity to Falling damage for 9 minutes.
  • Scroll of Thunderwave – Deals 2d8 Thunder damage and pushes away creatures and objects.
  • Scroll of Burning Hands – Fire shoots from your outstretched fingers. It ignites anything flammable and deals 3d6 Fire.
  • Scroll of Guiding Bolt – Call forth a beam of light. deals 4d6 Radiant and grants advantage on the next attack against the target.


Baldur's Gate 3 Arrow of Fire tooltip
Baldur's Gate 3 Alchemists Fire tooltip

Ammunition items are throwable consumables that deal various types of damage or inflict status effects on enemies. Types of ammunitions include bombs, flasks, arrows and bulbs each with distinct effects. Flasks of grease and Fire can be particularly useful for crowd control or dealing damage to a group of enemies at once.

Most ammunition types such as bombs, flasks, and bottles are used by selecting the Throw icon from the action bar and then choosing the item you wish to use. The distance of the Throw action is calculated based on the Strength of your character and the weight of whatever you are throwing. For most of these types of ammunition weight is not a concern, but your character will still need to be within a reasonable range.

Arrows are the exception to this. In order to use a special arrow ammunition your character must have a bow or crossbow equipped. Add the specific arrow you wish to use into the Inventory section of your action bar. Then right click on the arrow and select ‘Shoot Arrow’ from the drop-down box. You’ll be prompted in game with the usual ranged attack UI so that you can carefully place your shot..

Here’s a list of Ammunition you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Arrows
    • Fire – Causes +1d4 fire damage & creates a fire surface
    • Ice – Causes +1d4 ice damage & creates an ice surface
    • Lightning – Causes +1d4 lightning damage & electrified blood and water
    • Acid – Causes +1d4 acid damage & creates an acid surface
  • Bombs and Flasks
    • Alchemists Fire – Deals 1d4 Fire damage per turn to any creature it hits
    • Grease Bottle – Creates a flammable grease surface that is difficult terrain and can cause characters to fall Prone
    • Smokepowder Bomb – Explodes on impact dealing 3d4+9 Force damage
    • Caustic Bulb – Creates a puddle of caustic brine that deals 1d4 Acid damage per turn


Baldur's Gate 3 Trap Disarm Toolkit tooltip

In Baldur’s Gate 3, tools are essential items that enable your characters to interact with the environment in unique ways. These specialized implements, such as lockpicks, tinker’s tools, and healer’s kits, grant you the ability to pick locks, disarm traps, craft items, and tend to wounds. Properly utilizing tools is key to overcoming obstacles and maximizing your party’s potential in this epic role-playing adventure.

When it comes to the Disarm Toolkits and the Thieves’ Tools, your best course of action is to give them to a Rogue to use. If you didn’t choose that class for your avatar character, companion character Astarion is a Rogue and a great choice to swap in.

Here’s a list of Tools you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Thieves’ Tools – Enables the owner to open locks based on their Sleight of Hand skill. Destroyed on failed use.
  • Trap Disarm Toolkit – Enables the owner to disarm traps/ based on their Sleight of Hand skill.
  • Camp Supply Sack – Stores your camp supplies.

Top 10 Best Items in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 Smokepowder Bomb Explosion
Smokepowder Bomb Explosion

Here are ten top consumable items, arrows, and other essential tools in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  1. Healing Potion – Obviously heals, keeps your party members in the fight
  2. Revive Scroll – Will revive a fully dead party member
  3. Potion of Speed – Grants haste for 3 turns, allowing the character to deal additional hits
  4. Hill Giant Strength – Huge additional damage for melee strength builds
  5. Potion of Invisibility – Hides a hurt or sneaky party member until they can get to a more advantageous position
  6. Thieves Tools – A must have for breaking locks on doors and chests with valuable items
  7. Smokepowder Bomb – Does a huge amount of area of effect damage
  8. Scroll of Feather Fall – A necessity while traveling through the Underdark
  9. Scroll of Thunderwave – Provides a free knock-back, just make sure your own party members aren’t in the path
  10. Alchemist Fire – Great single target damage


Mastering the use of consumable items in Baldur’s Gate 3 is essential for surviving the treacherous challenges that lie ahead. Whether you need to heal your party, buff their abilities, or deal with challenging foes, consumables can be your best allies. Always be mindful of your inventory and keep a well-stocked supply of these items to ensure your party’s success in the dangerous world of Baldur’s Gate 3.

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