Baldur’s Gate 3: Medicine

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Medicine. It’s the skill that allows your protagonist to diagnose medical conditions.

Baldur's Gate 3 Medicine Skill
Medicine Skill

Skills and skill proficiencies are an important part of character creation in Baldur’s Gate 3. This guide will explain what skills are, how they work, and why Medicine is valuable you can pick. Skills highly influence gameplay and your entire playthrough.

Skills in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, skills are your character’s toolkit for interacting with the world. They represent your character’s abilities and proficiencies and are used to determine the success of your actions. 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.

Medicine Skill

Medicine skill is associated with Wisdom, and it represents your character’s knowledge and proficiency in treating injuries, stabilizing the wounded, or diagnosing ailments. If you meet a person that suffers from any medical condition, your character will have a higher chance of helping them.

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

  • Main Attribute: Wisdom
  • Classes that can select Medicine skill: Bard, Druid, Cleric, Paladin, Wizard
  • Recommended for the classes: Cleric, Druid, and Monk
  • Backgrounds that add Medicine Proficiency: Hermit
  • Medicine Skill Helps With:
    • Recognize and Diagnose an illness
    • Help and heal a companion
    • Stabilize a dying companion

Should you choose Medicine Skill?

You should pick Medicine skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use wisdom as their primary ability. Cleric, Druid, and Monk classes can greatly 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 sickness diagnosis and helping others. However, all characters that want to focus on alchemy and medicine will also need to identify the herbs and potions to be able to help patients. If you are a roleplayer, reconsider medicine if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this proficiency.

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