Baldur’s Gate 3 Player Highlights the Power of the Knock Spell

A player of popular game Baldur’s Gate 3 has revealed their argument as to why the Knock spell is the most useful, after successfully using it to bypass a major Act 2 challenge.

Delving into Spells in Baldur’s Gate 3

Spells are a fundamental component of the Baldur’s Gate 3 gaming experience. A vast range of options from Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition exists for players to explore. Certain spells are equally effective in Baldur’s Gate 3 as they are in D&D, such as the damaging Fireball. Other spells like Misty Step have an even increased advantage within the game world compared to the tabletop version.

The Power of Knock

Knock is identified by a player to be among the top-tier spells after it was used to evade a particularly challenging part of Act 2. Please be aware that spoilers for Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 2 follow.

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In an explanation of their experience, a player recounted their use of Knock during a co-op run with a fellow player. Upon reaching the Gaunlet of Shar, they found it difficult to encounter the trials and did not have the strength to engage in combat. In a surprising turn of events, successfully using Knock on the final door allowed them to bypass most of the trials, costing only a second-level spell slot.

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Understanding the Versatility of Knock

Knock is considered a highly versatile spell that permits the user to unlock anything secured by a 'mundane lock,' such as most doors and chests. While a rogue wielding Thieves’ Tools coupled with a high Sleight of Hand modifier can achieve similar results, for parties without a rogue, Knock can be a real advantage.

Other commenters proposed that other means, like a barbarian’s hammer or the Fireball spell, can also break down doors. Yet, there are doors invulnerable to these methods but can be unlocked by Knock.

In the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, many spells could be argued to be the best or most useful. Knock might not be the most evident choice, however, its power to bypass major obstacles usually overlooked by many players, exemplifies the gaming freedom that Baldur’s Gate 3 offers.

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