Baldur’s Gate 3: Sleight of Hand

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Sleight of Hand. It’s the skill that influences your ability to steal.

Baldur's Gate 3 Slight of Hand Skill
Slight of Hand Skill

Skills and skill proficiencies are an essential part of character creation in Baldur’s Gate 3. They can have a major impact on your playthrough and gameplay, so it’s important to choose your skills wisely. This short guide provides an overview of the skills in the game, with a focus on Sleight of Hand.

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.

Sleight of Hand Skill

Sleight of Hand skill is associated with Dexterity, and It represents your character’s nimbleness and skill in performing tricks, pickpocketing, or manipulating small objects discreetly.

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

  • Main Attribute: Dexterity
  • Classes that can select Sleight of Hand skill: Bard, Rogue
  • Recommended for the classes: Ranger, Rogue, and Monk
  • Backgrounds that add Sleight of Hand Proficiency: Urchin, Charlatan
  • Sleight of Hand Skill Helps With:
    • Legerdemain skill
    • Concealing an object
    • Manual trickery
    • Stealing
    • Pickpocketing
    • Disarming Traps

Should you choose Sleight of Hand Skill?

You should pick the Sleight of Hand Skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use Dexterity as their primary ability. Ranger, Rogue, and Monk classes can benefit from this skill proficiency. Also, if you would like your character to have higher chances of passing skill checks with anything related to pickpocketing, stealing, and manual trickery, it’s also a good choice. In a roleplaying aspect, reconsider Sleight of Hand if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this skill. We recommend having in a party at least one character who is proficient with this skill.

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