Baldur’s Gate 3 Wild Shape: Dire Raven Overview

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Druids possess a unique ability called Wild Shape; in this overview, we’ll focus on the class’ Dire Raven action, which biggest advantage is to fly.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wild Shape Dire Raven Transformation
Wild Shape – Dire Raven Transformation

What is Dire Raven 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 Dire Raven 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 Dire Raven 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 Dire Raven Wild Shape in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Dire Raven Wild Shape Action can be unlocked only by the following druid subclass, in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Circle of the Moon Subclass at Level 4

Wild Shape: Dire Raven

Players often favor the Dire Raven transformation for non-combat scenarios due to its impressive mobility and ability to fly up high places. The Dire Raven excels at maneuvering through difficult-to-reach spaces and because of its smallish size also through high tight entrances, allowing it to stealthily scout ahead for the party. If anyone detects you in this form, the Rend Vision Action becomes a great tool, dealing damage and causing unsuspecting targets to become Blinded, which is especially useful against range enemies. In combat, Dire Raven Wild Shape is highly advantageous, especially when combined with the raven’s exceptional mobility. Players can seamlessly shift into raven form to gain insight into what lies ahead or actively search for potential enemies.

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

Wild Shape: Dire Raven Action

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

Dire Raven Skill/ActionAtack TypeDamage TypeAdditional Effects
Beak Attack ActionMelee Piercing damage, 2d4 + 2
Gore ActionMeleePiercing damage, 1d6 + 2Attack a creature’s eyes leaving it Blinded
Lunar MendSelfHealing SpellRegain 1d8 hit points per level of the spell slot

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

HP and Ability ScoreNumber
Hit Points (HP)13
Armour Class16

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