Baldur’s Gate 3: Deception

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Deception. It’s one of the skills and a statistic that helps you to manipulate and hide the truth.

Baldur's Gate 3 Deception Skill
Deception Skill

This short guide explains what skills are in Baldur’s Gate 3 and everything you should know about the Deception Skill. The game’s character creation and all decisions you need to make when building your character can be confusing, and skills and skill proficiencies are one of those stats that will influence gameplay and your entire playthrough.

Skills in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, skills represent the abilities and proficiencies of your character that allow them to perform various actions and interact with the game world. Skills are associated with specific attributes and are used to determine the success or effectiveness of certain actions or abilities. In Baldur’s Gate 3, you will use all skills in various situations throughout the game. They provide engaging opportunities for roleplaying, problem-solving, and interacting with the game world and its inhabitants. Your character’s proficiency, attribute scores, and any relevant bonuses or penalties influence the effectiveness of your skills.

Deception Skill

Deception skill is associated with Charisma, and It represents your character’s ability to deceive, mislead, or trick others through lies or manipulation. You’ll use this skill primarily during the conversations, and each time you’ll lie to someone, the game will proceed with a skill check, and Deception proficiency will give you higher chances to trick others.

Here are all the most important pieces of information about the Deception skill in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Main Attribute: Charisma
  • Classes that can select Deception skill: Bard, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Recommended for the classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Backgrounds that add Deception Proficiency: Charlatan, Criminal
  • Deception Skill Helps With:
    • Ability to hide the truth through actions and verbally
    • Maintain a straight face when lying
    • Fast-talk
    • Earn money through gambling
    • Con a merchant
    • Successfully disguise yourself

Should you choose Deception Skill?

You should pick the Deception skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use Charisma as their primary ability. Classes that could benefit from this skill proficiency are Bard, Sorcerer, and Warlock. Also, it’s a good choice if you would like your character to have higher chances of passing skill checks with anything related to hiding the truth or manipulation. In a roleplaying aspect, reconsider Deception if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this skill.

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