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When you are wielding melee weapons in one hand and the other hand is empty, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon, increasing your chance to do heavy damage.


Duelling is a Class Passive in Baldur's Gate 3. Features provide unique abilities or effects and can be acquired depending on the Character's Race, Class and level.


Duelling Information

  • When you are wielding melee weapons in one hand and the other hand is empty, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon, increasing your chance to do heavy damage.


How to unlock Duelling

Duelling can be acquired by


Duelling Tips & Notes

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    • Anonymous

      The bonus from Dueling is not showing up on the character sheet damage but it does show up in the chat logs after a hit.
      As a few others have said, I have not been able to find a way to use the Longsword 1-handed except for equipping a shield in your off-hand

      • Anonymous

        So I see a lot of confusion regarding the 'empty hand'. Can anyone confirm that the bonus only applies if your offhand is empty, and that it does not work with shields?

        • Anonymous

          It works as intended and with a shield. You can see this value in the chat log after attack (practice on a familiar or something)

          • Anonymous

            You have to toggle duel wielding while holding a longsword in the main hand. Technically you have you fist as an off hand, and can spend your bonus action to punch, but this is also how 5e worked. Now, some people are reporting that the damage boost doesn't show on the character sheet. I don't know if the feature is broken, but can someone confirm? I might forget to post my test

            • Anonymous

              Yeah, I could not find any way to use a versatile weapon one-handed either. Though I am curious if it is just a sheet stat error (regarding dueling dmg in a correct setup) or if it really isn't applying the damage at all. I might be playing tonight so, as I mentioned in a reply, I'll keep an eye out for attacks that would deal more than wpn + str, hopefully showing that dueling works but isn't listed in sheet dmg.

              Another reply post said they had gotten it working with a shield and that they "Got a message like + 2(2 Character Weapon Bonus)". I wonder how they got this working and where the message was actually listed.

              • Anonymous

                Seems to be broken currently. No change in stats with any weapon or setup and unable to switch between one handed and dual wield currently for versatile weapons

                • Anonymous

                  Bonus isn't shown in character sheet. I tried battle axe with shield, shortsword and dagger (with and without shield), the DMG bonus did not change...

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