Baldur’s Gate 3: Intimidation

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Intimidation. It’s the skill that lets you dominate during conversations!

Baldur's Gate 3 Intimidation Skill
Intimidation Skill

This short guide provides an overview of the skills in Baldur’s Gate 3, with a focus on Intimidation. Character creation can be daunting, but understanding skills and skill proficiencies is essential for success. Your chosen skills highly influence your playthrough and gameplay.

Skills in Baldur’s Gate 3

Skills are the foundation of your character’s abilities in Baldur’s Gate 3. They represent your character’s knowledge, training, and natural talent. Skills are used to determine the success of your actions, and they can be a major factor in determining the outcome of a battle or a negotiation. 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.

Intimidation Skill

Intimidation skill is associated with Charisma, and It represents your character’s ability to instill fear, assert dominance, or coerce others through intimidation tactics.

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

  • Main Attribute: Charisma
  • Classes that can select Intimidation skill:  Fighter, Bard, Paladin, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock, Barbarian
  • Recommended for the classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Backgrounds that add Intimidation Proficiency: Soldier
  • Intimidation Skill Helps With:
    • Threat to achieve your goals
    • Attempt
      • Hostile actions
      • Violence
    • Manipulate to get what you need

Should you choose Intimidation Skill?

You should pick the Intimidation Skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use Charisma as their primary ability. Sorcerer, Bard, and Warlock classes can benefit from this skill proficiency. Also, it’s a good choice if you would like your character to have higher chances of passing skill checks with anything related to manipulation in conversations. If you use intimidation often, you will gain higher approval with Lae’zel, one of the companions available in Baldur’s Gate 3. Additionally, it’s a great skill to have if you want to go an evil path.

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