Baldur’s Gate 3: Persuasion

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Persuasion. It’s the skill that helps you negotiate and convince others.

Baldur's Gate 3 Persuasion Skill
Persuasion Skill

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

Skills in Baldur’s Gate 3

Skills are the key to success in Baldur’s Gate 3. They allow you to solve puzzles, persuade others, and even survive in battle. Your character’s skills will be put to the test throughout the game, so it’s important to choose them wisely. In Baldur’s Gate 3, skills are used in a variety of ways. They can be used to make checks, which determine whether your character succeeds or fails at a particular task. For example, you might need to make a Perception check to see if you notice a hidden trap, or a Persuasion check to convince someone to do something for you.

Persuasion Skill

Persuasion skill is associated with Charisma, and It represents your character’s ability to influence, negotiate, or convince others to adopt their point of view or take specific actions.

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

  • Main Attribute: Charisma
  • Classes that can select Persuasion skill: Bard, Cleric, Paladin, Rogue, Sorcerer
  • Recommended for the classes: All Classes especially – Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Backgrounds that add Persuasion Proficiency: Guild Artisan, Noble
  • Persuasion Skill Helps With:
    • Persuade in good intentions
    • Create friendships
    • Affect someone or a group of people with diplomacy, social graces, or kindness
    • Act with proper manners
    • Negotiations
    • Inspire the crowds

Should you choose Persuasion Skill?

You should pick the Persuasion Skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use Charisma as their primary ability. Warlock, Sorcerer, and Bard classes can benefit from this skill proficiency, but the ability to persuade others is a must-have choice for all classes and characters. It will vastly improve your playthrough and your character will have a higher chance of passing skill checks with anything related to negotiation and inspiring the crowds. In a roleplaying aspect, reconsider Persuasion if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this skill.

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