Baldur’s Gate 3 Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger Overview

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Druids possess a unique ability called Wild Shape; in this overview, we’ll focus on the class Sabre-Toothed Tiger action, which excels at high damage and mobility.

What is Sabre-Toothed Tiger 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 Sabre-Toothed Tiger 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 Sabre-Toothed Tiger 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 Short Rest can replenish.
  • Activation type depends on the chosen subclass – Bonus Action (Circle of the Moon subclass) and Action (Circle of the Land subclass)

How to Unlock Sabre-Toothed Tiger Wild Shape in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The Sabre-Toothed Tiger Wild Shape Action can be unlocked only by the following druid subclass in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Circle of the Moon Subclass at Level 8

Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger

The Sabre-Toothed Tiger Wild Shape proves valuable primarily in combat and as a group damage dealer, providing a crowd control effect and high hit points. As a Sabretooth, you have a decent strength ability score with a high hit points pool of 62 that will be higher at levels 10 and 12. In addition to survivability, the wild shape has fantastic damage.

While the bite can make enemies prone, which is already a fantastic bonus, your shred armor ability can lower the Armor Class AC of the enemy to become lower by 1 for 2 turns. All of those special buffs and debuffs the saber-tooth can apply greatly increase their damage against affected enemies.

Additionally, this wild Shape can successfully make enemies Prone, an area status effect that, if successfully applied, your Sabre-tooth will deal more damage against that enemy. Thanks to the high Armor Class and decent stats, the Sabre-Toothed Tiger is extremely survival and has a strong, wild shape. It will serve in mid to late-game combat and also during exploration.

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

Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger Action

The table below presents all Sabre-Toothed Tiger Wild Shape actions, skills, and attacks with effects the class can perform:

Sabre-Tooth Tiger SkillAtack TypeDamage TypeAdditional Effects
BiteMelee2d6 Piercing damage
+1d8+4 Piercing damage
Bite a target and inflict Prone for 2 turns
Shred ArmourMelee2d4 Slashing damage
+1d8+4 Slashing damage
Rip into a target’s weaknesses, reducing their Armour class by 1
Inflicts Shredded Armour for 2 turns
Jugular StrikeMelee1d4 Piercing damage
+1d8+4 Piercing damage
+2d6+4 Piercing damage (Conditional)
The affected entity regains 2~16 hit points health every round of combat
Animalistic VitalityPassiveAffected entity regains 2~16 hit points health every round of combat
Lunar MendSelfHealing SpellRegain 1d8 hit points per level of the spell slot

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

HP and Ability ScoreNumber
Hit Points (HP)62(lvl 8), 74(lvl 10), 89(lvl 12)
Armour Class13

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