Baldur’s Gate 3: Unlocking Illithid Powers Guide

Baldur's Gate 3: Unlocking Illithid Powers Guide

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“Baldur’s Gate 3” is not just your typical RPG game. It’s a world filled with moral dilemmas and tough choices. As you navigate through the game, your mind is constantly influenced by a mysterious tadpole. And let me tell you, the powers that come with it are simply mind-blowing! It’s like having a cheat code for real life!

But hold on a second, my fellow gamers! Before you go all power-hungry and start using these Illithid powers left and right, there’s one thing you need to remember – consequences. Yes, my friends, our actions in this game do have consequences. So, the big question is, are these powers worth the price we have to pay?

Now, let’s get down to business. How do you unlock these Illithid powers? Well, in the early access version, all you have to do is choose the “Illithid [Wisdom]” dialogue options not once, but twice. And voila! A dream cutscene will play, and you’ll wake up with awesome new powers. It’s like Christmas morning, but with tentacles!

But wait, my dear gamers, there’s a plot twist! The method to unlock these powers has changed. Now, you need to collect the Illithid tadpoles from infected NPCs using the item called the “Mind Flayer Parasite Specimen.” Don’t worry, you don’t have to use the tadpoles yourself. It’s more like collecting trading cards, but way cooler.

So, who are these carriers of the precious Mind Flayer Parasite Specimen? Well, here are a few names you need to remember – Edowin, Priestess Gut, Dror Ragzlin, and all the infected recruitable companions like Shadowheart, Minthara, Astarion, and more. These NPCs are basically walking tadpole dispensers!

Once you’ve collected the Mind Flayer Parasite Specimen, it’s time to unlock the powers. See that little red parasite icon above the minimap? Click on it, and prepare to have your mind blown (quite literally). The skill tree for Illithid Powers will open, and you’ll be like a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, it’s mind-bending abilities!

Now, let’s talk about the powers themselves. Illithid Powers come in various shapes and forms, and some may even be class-specific. It’s like a buffet of awesomeness, where you get to pick and choose the abilities that match your playstyle. Just be prepared for some serious brain gymnastics!

To make things easier for you, here’s a table showcasing some of these incredible powers:

Chains Power Name Class Action Type Cost (in Parasites) Requires Description
Class-Specific Aberrant Shape Druid Action (Free) Assume the shape of a Mind Flayer.
Endless Rage Barbarian Bonus Action (Free) When raging, activate to deal extra damage in exchange for taking psychic damage.
Force Tunnel Ranger Action (Free) Charge forward and push back enemies in your path.
Fracture Psyche Fighter Action (Free) Reduce the target’s Armor Class.
Horrific Visage Sorcerer Action (Free) Regain Sorcery Points and deal extra Psychic damage per turn.
Inkblot Rogue Bonus Action (Free) Create a dark Fog Cloud and attempt to Hide.
Reflective Shell Wizard Bonus Action (Free) Reflect all projectiles back to their origin.
Stage Fright Bard Action (Free) Give targets Disadvantage on attack rolls, and deal damage for every miss.
Supernatural Attraction Warlock Bonus Action (Free) Teleport to another infected creature.
Survival Instinct Cleric Bonus Action (Free) Regain Hit Points instead of falling unconscious.
Omeluum Quest Repulsor Any Action (Free; Speak to Omeluum) Deal damage and push back creatures in the area.
Right Brain Favorable Beginnings Any Passive 1 ?? Boost the first attack or ability check made against any target.
Charm Any Reaction 1 Favorable Beginnings Charm a creature that attacks you, preventing them from attacking you again.
Luck of the Far Realms Any Passive 1 Favorable Beginnings Turn a successful attack into a Critical hit.
Psionic Overload Any Action 1 ?? Deal extra Psychic damage with weapon attacks, but take damage in return.
Ability Drain Any Passive 1 ?? Reduce the target’s ability by 1 with each attack.
Left Brain Stage Fright Any Action 1 ?? Give targets Disadvantage on attack rolls, and deal damage for every miss.
Perilous Stakes Any Action 1 ?? Make a creature vulnerable to all damage, and they regain HP with successful attack.
Shield of Thralls Any Action 1 ?? Conjure a shield that grants temporary hit points.
Concentrated Blast Any Action 1 ?? Inflict Psychic damage with weapon attacks, but break concentration on a spell.

So there you have it, my fellow gamers! Unlocking the Illithid powers in “Baldur’s Gate 3” is like finding a hidden treasure in a sea of adventures. Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility (and a whole lot of fun!). So go ahead, embrace your inner Mind Flayer, and show the world what you’re capable of!

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