Using magic is hardly new in games, and new spells are generallyacquired by leveling up or unlocking them in skill trees. Baldur’s Gate 3 makes magic a little more complex. You still learn spells by leveling up, as well as reading scrolls if you’re a Wizard, but can’t unleash them all whenever you like. If you could, spellcasters would easily become overpowered among the other classes. Instead, spells need to be prepared before you can use them. Unless you go out of your way to prepare new spells, you’ll be stuck with what you currently have. Here’s how you can prepare your spells in Baldur’s Gate 3.
How to prepare spells
After you gain your first additional spell from whichever ones you begin with, you will need to think about preparing them. Only prepared spells can be used in combat (and out of it in some instances), and there’s a limit on how many you can have prepared at a time.
Step 1: Select the new spell(s) you want to learn through leveling or reading scrolls.
Step 2: While out of combat, open your Spellbook by hitting the K key.
Step 3: Here you will see your currently prepared spells in the Prepared Spells row with the rest of your learned spells below.
Step 4: To change them, click on a prepared spell to remove it, then simply choose which spell(s) you want to add.
Note that Sorcerers are unable to change prepared spells as freely as other magic classes. They are only able to swap out their spells while leveling up, so remember to do so when you have the chance.
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Baldur’s Gate 3: Finish the Masterwork Weapon guide
Just about everywhere you go in Baldur’s Gate 3 will lead you to something interesting. Usually, that thing results in a side quest, quickly filling up your journal and threatening to send you off on dozens of hours’ worth of adventures and tasks before getting back to the main quest. Some are more basic and can be done quickly, but the “Finish the Masterwork Weapon” quest is sure to grab your attention. After all, a Masterwork weapon has to be worth the effort, right? We’ll leave the result up to you, but there’s no denying that this quest will take a lot of work to beat. This is one of the more ambiguous quests in the game, especially in terms of where to find specific materials, so let us give you the blueprints on how to complete this quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Starting the Finish the Masterwork Weapon quest
If you didn’t naturally come across this quest in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will need to travel to the Blighted Village and go to the building north of the fast travel point and east of the windmill. It will be marked as Shabby Wooden Doors. Inside, look for the item called “Highcliff’s Journal” next to the fireplace and give it a read. This will kick off the “Finish the Masterwork Weapon” quest.
Where to find Highcliff’s blueprints
All Infernal Iron locations in Baldur’s Gate 3
The cast of characters you meet and interact with in Baldur’s Gate 3 are some of the highlights of the entire experience. Odds are most, if not all, will intrigue you in some way, encouraging you to learn more about them and to help them with their personal goals. Like plenty of RPGs, your companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 all have unique companion quests that are unique to them that unlock at different stages of your adventure and relationship with them. Each one asks something different of you, with Karalach being one of the most unique and difficult. Karlach is in desperate need of a very rare resource and asks you to collect something called Infernal Iron. If you’re at a loss for where to find it, here are the places to look.
Where to find Infernal Iron
There are three known pieces of Infernal Iron in the early game.
Baldur’s Gate 3 and Hades have made me an early access believer
Until recently, early access games — which allow players to buy, play and provide feedback on games during development — still had a bad rap in my mind. Half-baked games that took advantage of the process (like DayZ, Godus, and The Stomping Land) are what still came to mind whenever I’d see an early access label on Steam or the Epic Games Store. I’d refused to even play many early access games because I was worried they’d go unfinished or not live up to expectations.
I’m finally coming around though, and that’s thanks to two recent success stories. Hades, one of my favorite games of the past decade, and Baldur’s Gate 3, the Dungeons & Dragon RPG currently taking the gaming industry by storm, both started as early access games. Each came out of early access as such fully formed, enriching experiences that it’s begun to reshape my perspective on how powerful a tool early access can be.
The benefits of early access
I remember actively not being that interested in Hades back when it was announced in December 2018, and that was because it was an early-access title. The joke was on me; I felt like quite the fool when I finally got around to playing it at launch in 2020, and it became one of my favorite games of all time. I was in a similar boat with Baldur’s Gate 3, which I originally got access to on Google Stadia but didn’t play that much until its August 3 launch. Fool me twice and all that.