Hold Person

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Lvl 2 Enchantment

Hold a humanoid enemy still. They can't move, act or react. Attacks from within 3m are always Critical Hits.

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Hold Person is a Spell in Baldur's Gate 3. Hold Person is a Lvl 2 Spell from the Enchantment school. Spells can be used for dealing damage to Enemies, inflict Status Ailments, buff Characters or interact with the environment.


Baldur's Gate 3 Hold Person Information

  • Description: Hold a humanoid enemy still. They can't move, act or react. Attacks from within 3m are always Critical Hits.
  • Level: Lvl 2 Spell
  • School: Enchantment School
  • Casting Time: action icon baldursgate3 wiki guide 25pxAction
  • Range: range icon baldursgate3 wiki guide 25px18m
  • Duration: hold person spell baldursgate3 wiki guide 150px 210 turns
  • Requires Concentration: Yes
  • Saving Throw: Wisdom


How to Acquire Hold Person in BG 3

Hold Person can be acquired by the following classes:

Hold Person can be cast by using the following Items:

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Hold Person Tips & Notes for BG 3

  • Upcast: When cast with a 3rd level spell slot or higher, the spell will affect an additional creature per level.
  • A paralyzed target will sustain a Critical Hit when attacked within 3 meters.


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    • To Land this spell more often, you need to get your Spell Save DC up. An easy way to do this is by using "Arcane Acuity" items.
      If you're using weapons as your main source of damage, I'd recommend "Helmet of Arcane Acuity"

      • Anonymous

        Didn't know how busted this was until asterion got hit with it and critted on by 5 different enemies and died lmao

        • Anonymous

          I had this spell successfully cast on a boss. They failed their save in their turn. Next in line was an NPC who used Hunter's Mark, which immediately ended Hold Person. Can someone explain that to me pretty please?

          • Anonymous

            Do I understand correctly that it doesn't have a hit dice, only saving throw? How do I improve chances it will land? By lovering enemy's wisdom?

            • Anonymous

              Combo'd it with my Paladin's Crown of Madness - absolutely funny to see your enemy slap the paralyzed one.

              • Anonymous

                For some silly reason, you cannot use this spell on Ketherick Thorm. Either this is an oversight or the term "humanoid" is apparently not true at all lol

                • Anonymous

                  Playing a bard. Vicious mockery has a 55% chance to succeed and hold person has a 20% chance to succeed. Both use the same save stat and the same save DC. Am I missing something?

                  • Anonymous

                    Feels like this spell has very limited use. Humanoid category is very, very specific and limited, so far only able to make it work on the sentient races(human, drow, githyanki etc).
                    Anyone knows what opponents are humanoids?

                    • Anonymous

                      Mele Fighter builds combined with this is very destructive - and if you pick Race - Orc for the crits its even better.

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