Baldur’s Gate 3 Wild Shape: Cat Overview

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Druids possess a unique ability called Wild Shape; in this overview, we’ll focus on the class’ Cat action, which is perfect for scouting missions.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wild Shape - Cat
Wild Shape – Cat

What is Cat Wild Shape in Baldur’s Gate 3?

At Level 2, Druids gain an ability called Wild Shape, allowing players to magically transform into various creatures for combat or exploration, including Cat form. Here are the most important features of wild shape in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • While in animal form, you cannot talk or cast spells.
  • If your beast form’s Hit Points drop to 0, you revert to your original form, with the same Hit Points you had before transforming into Cat Form.
  • Your Ability Scores become those of the creature while Wild Shaped, except for Charisma, Intelligence, and Wisdom.
  • Concentration on a spell is not broken when entering Wild Shape.
  • Your equipped items have no effect until you revert back.
  • You keep your Skill and Saving Throw Proficiencies while in Wild Shape.
  • To transform you consume charges that can be replenished by Short Rest.
  • Activation type depends on the chosen subclass – Bonus Action (Circle of the Moon subclass) and Action (Circle of the Land subclass)

How to Unlock Cat Wild Shape in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Cat Wild Shape Action can be unlocked by the following druid subclasses, in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Circle of the Moon Subclass at Level 2
  • Circle of the Land Subclass at Level 2
  • Circle of Spores Subclass at Level 2

Wild Shape: Cat

The Cat Wild Shape proves valuable primarily in exploration; it’s the least survival-oriented animal form for druids. However, it excels in exploration and non-combat scenarios. The Cat Wild Shape form can easily distract NPCs with the Meow Action, diverting their attention. Meanwhile, other characters will have the opportunity to sneak into secure areas or take actions that are better left unnoticed. It can also be used to lure enemies straight into your trap. A Druid transformed into a Cat Wild Shape can fit into tight spaces and pass through holes in walls that would otherwise be inaccessible in human form. The Claw action deals minimal damage, and we don’t advise using this Wild Shape form in combat.

Similar to all druid’s wild shapes, the Cat has a special self-healing ability called Lunar Mend that can restore some of your hit points without spending a spell slot.

Wild Shape: Cat Action

The table below presents all Cat Wild Shape actions skills and attacks with effects the class can perform:

Cat Skill/ActionAtack TypeDamage TypeAdditional Effects
Meow ActionRangeYou attract the attention of nearby creatures, luring them in your direction.
Claws actionMelee attackSlashing damage, 1 + 2
Lunar MendSelfHealing SpellRegain 1d8 hit points per level of the spell slot

In Cat Wild Shape your character temporarily adopts the creature attributes, except for your Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. The Following Table presents all Wild Shape Cat statistics in Baldur’s Gate 3:

HP and Ability ScoreNumber
Hit Points (HP)2
Armour Class12

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