Baldur’s Gate 3: Find Withers & How to Respec Your Class

In Baldur’s Gate 3 You should Find Withers as soon as you start a new game, he’s one of the most important NPCs and someone who can help you respec and change your class.

Baldur's Gate 3 Withers at camp

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers a fantastic adventure full of surprising events, engaging stories, and hours of game, but it doesn’t always tell you what you should do next, or what is the most important. To Find Withers and recruit him is the second most important thing on your journey. He can assist you in respeccing your class or reviving fallen allies. You can even hire hirelings – special characters who can aid you in battle. Whiters remains in your camp throughout the entire game, offering his knowledge and advice. If you haven’t recruited him yet, this is the perfect opportunity.

How to Respec Your Class

Baldur's Gate 3 How to Respec Your Class
How to Respec Your Class

Here’s how you can change your character’s class and respec in BG3:

  1. Find Withers in Dank Crypt
  2. Convince Withers to join you: he will travel to your camp and stay there.
  3. Travel to the Camp: Make sure you’re in a camp where you can interact with Withers.
  4. Engage in Conversation with Withers.
  5. Choose “Can you help me change my class? During the conversation, look for the option related to respec or class change. Select this option to proceed.
  6. Confirmation and Cost: The game will ask for 100 gold to respec your character
  7. Change your Class: Once you’ve paid the fee, you’ll be taken to a character customization screen. Here, you can modify various aspects. Choose the new class from the 12 available options. If applicable, select the subclass. within the chosen class.
  8. Finalizing Changes: Once you’re satisfied with the modifications, press confirm button.
  9. Level up: After completing the respec process, your character will be updated, and you can distribute all levels again.
  10. Enjoy Your New Build and class in Baldur’s Gate 3!

What can you change and what are the Limitations?

Remember that while you can change your character’s class and make other significant adjustments, their race and appearance will remain the same. You can also similarly change your companion class. Control the companion and speak with Whiters, you will get the same option to respec your companion. This process allows you to fine-tune your party’s composition and capabilities to enhance your gameplay experience.

You can change and respec the following:

Have fun trying out various class combinations and party combinations to overcome the challenges that lie ahead! Now that you know how to respec your class in Baldur’s Gate 3 let’s take a look at how to find Withers.

How to Find Withers in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can find Withers in the sarcophagus in the Dank Crypt. But before you need to fight your way through the various packs of enemies, bandits, and undead and then pass a perception check to unlock his crypt and sarcophagus. There is more than one entrance to the Crypt so let’s take a look at them all.

The Dank Crypt Location

After the prologue on the ship, you wake up on the Ravenged Beach, and Withers is just to the north behind the locked door to the crypt. You can try to open it using thief’s tools from this side but it may be problematic early in the game, however, you can find the first entrance to the Dank Crypt just next to the Overgrown Ruins portal on the Beach. If you managed to open the ancient door, skip to Find Withers in the Dank Crypt Guide section.

Second and the back entrance to the Overgrown Ruins is further to the north. Head straight to the North, you can also gather some companions along the way, if you haven’t done it already. I marked the Astarion, Gale, Shadowheart, and Lae’zel locations on the map.

As you approach the ruins, do it carefully because a small group of bandits will be there. One caster, an archer, and two warriors. You can solve this in two ways:

  • Defeat them: Even if you just woke up you shouldn’t have much problem defeating them. Ensure you have a full party of four with you and focus on the caster and range enemies first. Your melee companions such as Lae’zel or Shadowheart can focus on the rest.
  • Convince them to leave: If your character is proficient with persuasion, deception, or intimidation, you can also attempt to convince bandits to leave the ruins peacefully. If so, choose the special dialogue options.

Regardless of your choice, you can now enter the ruin’s door. Straight when you knock on the door, another bandit will ask you to explain yourself, again you can enter with the performance, or deception dialogue option or use the thief’s tools to open the lock and get inside. The free Thief tools should be in one of the containers in the area, barrels, and backpack. Now you can enter the Overgrown Ruins, and you are a step closer to finding Withers.

Find Withers in the Dank Crypt

Withers sarcophagus is much deeper into the ruins so we need to find our way there now. Inside will be only one guard so you can easily deal with him. Loot the area, also fans of Divinity: Original Sin 2 will find one of the paintings on the wall very interesting…

Behind the closed door is a group of enemies, two range characters, a spellcaster, and a few melee. Make sure your spellcasters have remaining spell slots and your team has at least 3/4 hit points left because this fight can be difficult depending on your level, experience, and game’s difficulty. try to approach this fight in stealth, surprise the enemy and force them to skip their first turn. Let your most survival character enter the next chamber behind the door first. Meantime your casters and range characters can deal damage from far and hide behind walls and columns to avoid being hit.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hidden Switch Dank Crypt

When the fight is over, search the area, the chamber far to the south has a hidden switch with the scull on the wall, upon approach your characters should pass an automatic perception skill check and discover hidden treasures. When you finish exploration progress deeper into the crypt through the door to the west.

Find Withers Sarcophagus

The Watcher’s Guide Sarcophagus in Baldur’s Gate 3

Ensure to save before you proceed further. After entering the next location, there are several crucial places to investigate, including the Enchanted Book located in the back room of the main chamber. Another important spot to check is the sarcophagus with The Watcher’s Guide Spear, a good early-game weapon for clerics or druids, including Shadowheart. It’s located to the left of your current location, but be warned, there are gas traps and puzzles to solve. Now, let’s go to the Crypt located on the left from where you entered, north on the map, find Withers and invite him to join your camp.

Once you’re inside the crypt to the north you can scan and loot the area. Enemies will not engage in battle until you press the button and open the Whiters sarcophagus. Save the game and your first step is to go up the stairs behind the statue covered in sun rays. Upon approach, you will see above your team’s heads the easy automatic perception check. You should pass it with no issues and discover a button on the wall just next to the closed crypt door. After you press it you’ll be attacked by many undead warriors and spellcasters so make sure you are prepared.

Fight with Undead

The best strategy involves positioning your team at the top of the stairs and waiting for enemies to approach you. To draw ranged casters closer, hide inside the now open room, which offers a convenient choke point to kill them easily. Utilize crowd-control spells and area-effect abilities like grease to slow them. While there is just one strong melee undead, try to stun them or put them in a prone status effect. Additionally, a few casters may drop the Silence to disrupt your spellcasting, but you can easily move out of the affected area.

Open Whiters Sarcophagus and Recruit Him

After defeating all the opponents in the Dank Crypt, you can open Withers’ Sarcophagus, which is located in the small room behind the big statue at the center of the chamber. A short cutscene will play, introducing you to Withers for the first time. Engage in a conversation with him, as he is a captivating character, and then recruit him. Congratulations! You now have the ability to respec your character and your companions class whenever you desire.

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