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Bards, paladins, sorcerers and warlocks use Charisma as their spellcasting ability - the likelihood spells will land.

Charisma is an Ability in Baldur's Gate 3. Each ability affects a broad range of capabilities, including skills or Spells that a character or a monster can be proficient in. 



Charisma Information

  • Bards, paladins, sorcerers and warlocks use Charisma as their spellcasting ability - the likelihood spells will land.



Charisma Checks

A Charisma check might arise when you try to influence or entertain others, when you try to make an impression or tell a convincing lie, or when you are navigating a tricky social situation. The Deception, Intimidation, Performance, and Persuasion Skills reflect aptitude in certain kinds of Charisma checks

  • Deception: Your Charisma (Deception) check determines whether you can convincingly hide the truth, either verbally or through your actions. This deception can encompass everything from misleading others through ambiguity to telling outright lies. Typical situations include trying to fast-talk a guard, con a merchant, earn money through gambling, pass yourself off in a disguise, dull someone’s suspicions with false assurances, or maintain a straight face while telling a blatant lie.
  • Intimidation: When you attempt to influence someone through overt threats, hostile actions, and physical violence, the game can make a Charisma (Intimidation) check. Examples include trying to pry information out of a prisoner, convincing street thugs to back down from a confrontation, or using the edge of a broken bottle to convince a sneering vizier to reconsider a decision.
  • Performance: Your Charisma (Performance) check determines how well you can delight an audience with music, dance, acting, storytelling, or some other form of entertainment.
  • Persuasion: When you attempt to influence someone or a group of people with tact, social graces, or good nature, the game can make a Charisma (Persuasion) check. Typically, you use Persuasion when acting in good faith, to foster friendships, make cordial requests, or exhibit proper etiquette. Examples of persuading others include convincing a chamberlain to let your party see the king, negotiating peace between warring tribes, or inspiring a crowd of townsfolk.
  • Other Charisma Checks:
    • Find the best person to talk to for news, rumors, and gossip.
    • Blend into a crowd to get the sense of key topics of conversation


Spellcasting Ability

Bards, Paladins, Sorcerers, and Warlocks use Charisma as their spellcasting ability, which helps determine the saving throw DCs of spells they cast


Charisma Tips & Notes

  • Charisma also impacts the Buy and Sell value of items at traders.  Each point of Charisma gives a <value> increase to the sale price, or decrease to the buy price, of items at all traders.  <Needs Verification>
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    • Anonymous

      Each point of Charisma over the base will grant you -5% prices with vendors. For instance Minthara with her base stats gets a -25% discount. Not sure what the cap is.

      • Anonymous

        Since there are so many very good head slot items I do not use Birthright.
        20 (ASI) + 1 (Ethels Hair) + 1 (Mirror of Loss, Basic) + 2 (Mirror of Loss, Prayer) = 24 which results in a +7 modifier.
        Yes, the mirror can be used with the 1st option until fixed CHA+1 boost and after that you can "sacrifice" more abilities in the 2nd option until you get the +2 boost choice.

        • Anonymous

          Birthright ( gives a +2 Bonus. So you can reach a Maximum of 24 Charisam with Birthright and Mirror of Loss Buff.

          • Anonymous

            Anyone find any charisma gear that sets your charisma at a certain level?

            Like the int crown that sets int 17, the gloves that set str at 23, the con neck that sets it at 23, the dex gloves that set it at 18, still looking for wis/char gear that SETs ability scores (not the ones that add up to x)

            • Anonymous

              Any equipment that gives a boost or ways to permanently increase charisma in the game? Already got the hair increase and found armor that gives +2 dex and one with +2 strength, but nothing for my Charisma PC.

              • Anonymous

                If I plan to make a fighter my main hero, and not put any points in charisma. Should I be using Wyll for all my dialogue?

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