Lvl 3 Abjuration
Nullify another creature's spell as a reaction. The spell must be 3rd level or lower. If it is higher, you must succeed a Check to nullify it, the difficulty of which is based on the spell's Level.
ReactionLevel 3 Spell Slot
Counterspell is a Spell in Baldur's Gate 3. Counterspell is a Lvl 3 Spell from the Abjuration school. Spells can be used for dealing damage to Enemies, inflict Status Ailments, buff Characters or interact with the environment.
- Description: Nullify another creature's spell as a reaction. The spell must be 3rd level or lower. If it is higher, you must succeed a Check to nullify it, the difficulty of which is based on the spell's Level.
- Level: Lvl 3 spell
- School: Abjuration School
- Casting Time: -
- Range: 18m
- Requires Concentration: No
- Saving Throw: N/A
How to Acquire Counterspell
Counterspell can be acquired by the following classes:
Counterspell can be cast by using the following Items:
Counterspell Tips & Notes
Very essential in any party, the ability to completely nullify a spell that is about to be casted can be the difference between your party being alive or dead. Counterspell also mentions that it can only nullify it as long as the spell is equal or less than level 3, but if the spell that is being casted level 4, then Counterspell is required to be level 4 to counter it.
When a reaction is given, you can see what level is the spell by hovering on it and also the damage, one trick to realize the exact spell level is to read the damage that is about to deal, important that in reactions you will get an entire details of who's casting the spell, on who they are casting and what spell they are casting, if you hover on the spell you will see its spell level and the damage it will deal, the damage dealt will change if it was upcasted but the "level" part of it will not change, examples:
- Fireball, Level 3 - 8d6 damage requires Counterspell Level 3.
- Fireball, Level 3 - 10d6 damage requires Counterspell Level 5.
- Polymorph, Level 4 requires Counterspell Level 4. (Note: There's no way to know if this was upscaled)
Upscaled none-damaging spells are very rare and sometimes scripted for certain special battles, in some cases it is impossible to figure out the exact spell level and there's some fights where they will cast an upscaled Level 1 none-damaging spell that cannot be countered by level 3, there's no possible way to counter a level 7 - 9 spell (level 7, 8 and 9 spell slots unlocks when you reach level 13, 15 and 17 respectively but the game caps to level 12).
Since it is a reaction that is beneficial, it is wise to set your "Attack of Opportunity" to "ask" so you don't lose your reaction to counter a dangerous spell.