Baldur’s Gate 3: Perception

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Perception. It’s one of the skills that will sharpen your character’s senses.

Baldur's Gate 3 Perception Skill
Perception Skill

This guide will help you understand the skills in Baldur’s Gate 3, especially Perception. With so many decisions to make during character creation, it’s important to know which skills and skill proficiencies will be most beneficial to your playstyle.

Skills in Baldur’s Gate 3

Skills are an essential part of character building in Baldur’s Gate 3. They allow your character to perform various actions, such as sneaking past enemies, picking locks, or persuading NPCs. Skills are associated with specific attributes, and your character’s skill bonus is determined by their attribute score and their proficiency in the skill. 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.

Perception Skill

Perception skill is associated with Wisdom, and It represents your character’s keen senses and ability to notice details in their environment, spot hidden objects or creatures, or detect hidden dangers. Great skill if you want to find hidden treasures, and don’t miss any details during the exploration. Also, it’ll let you notice unusual behaviors during conversations.

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

  • Main Attribute: Wisdom
  • Classes that can select Perception skill: Fighter, Bard, Druid, Ranger, Rogue, Barbarian
  • Recommended for the classes: Cleric, Druid, and Monk
  • Backgrounds that add Perception Proficiency: Sailor
  • Perception Skill Helps With:
    • Spot hidden treasures and objects
    • Spot dangers
    • Hear conversations through the closed door
      • Eavesdropping
    • Increases environmental awareness and enhances senses
    • Notice patterns and other characters in stealth

Should you choose Perception Skill?

You should pick the Perception 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 skill if you would like your character to have higher chances of passing skill checks with anything related to Perception. In a roleplaying aspect, reconsider it if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this skill.

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