Baldur’s Gate 3: Survival

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Survival. It’s the skill that helps you to complete some missions despite difficult circumstances.

Baldur's Gate 3 Survival Skill
Survival Skill

This short guide provides an overview of the skills in Baldur’s Gate 3, with a focus on Survival. 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 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.

Survival Skill

Survival skill is associated with Wisdom, and It represents your character’s ability to thrive in the wilderness, track creatures, find food and water, or navigate challenging terrains.

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

  • Main Attribute: Wisdom
  • Classes that can select Survival skill: Barbarian, Fighter, Bard, Druid, Ranger
  • Recommended for the classes: Cleric, Druid, and Monk
  • Backgrounds that add Survival Proficiency: Outlander, Folk Hero
  • Survival Skill Helps With:
    • Hunt in the Wild
    • Follow Tracks
    • Identify Tracks of Wild animals
    • Field reconnaissance
    • Guide the team on difficult terrain (woods, frozen wastelands, mountains)
    • Avoid natural obstacles and hazardous environments.

Should you choose Survival Skill?

You should pick the Survival Skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use Wisdom as their primary ability. Cleric, Druid, 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 nature, navigating, and hunting in the wilds, it’s also a good choice. In a roleplaying aspect, reconsider Survival if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this skill.

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