- For dialogue checks, hover over the check type (e.g. Persuasion) to see if your character gains any bonuses to that particular check, thus allowing you to go for the best chance roll.
- Traders can be easily pickpocketed for lot of gold (including whatever you give to them).
- When traversing darkness, it's best to select a party member with Darkvision.
- Dealing damage to chests to open them is always an option, though you run the risk of destroying the items inside in doing so.
- Examine enemies (right click on PC) to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- The "i" that sometimes appears above your companion's heads means they have something to say about the current situation. Talking to them when this happens will change your approval ratings with different companions depending on what you say.
- The button at the top of the party inventory screen and to the left of "Showing Consumables" will sort your entire inventory.
- Right click the pane on the bottom right of your screen to display the log, which offers all kinds of details about your adventures and combat.
- You can use bags to store scrolls and other usable objects which can then be accessed via your hotbar.
- To easily switch between the torch and your weapon, equip the torch to your offhand (the slot below your main hand weapon) on a character that uses one handed weapons only. Then use the switch weapon key (V on PC) to go back and forth.
- Backpacks can be used to organize your inventory (e.g. one for food, one for scrolls, etc).
- To get from camp back to where you were prior (necessary after cutscenes), use the map screen to "leave camp."
- The small arrows on the left side of the quest page will scroll the page up or down (necessary when you have a lot at once).
- Cast buffs before combat to make your party more sturdy and/or offensive. Mage Armour and Bless are good early game choices.
- Start combat with a stealth attack whenever possible. This will ensure your party gets a free round of attacks (in what's called the surprise round) in addition to the stealth attack.
- Employ advantage at every possibly opportunity. The easiest ways to do this are to hide before you attack, position to the side of or behind an enemy for a backstab, or to obtain high ground.
- Activating turn-based mode before combat begins will allow you to set up combat and get the first move before the enemy.
- Bodies can be thrown for "free" damage.
- You can use potions on allies by using the Throw action. You can even heal two at once with this feature if they're close enough together.
- Pick up candles for a portable fire source. Drop one on the ground in combat, light it, then use Dip to ignite your weapon. It's also very useful for removing the obscurity/darkness disadvantage.
- Boxes can be kept in your inventory then stacked to make a "box tower" at no cost. Said tower can then be climbed for free advantage on any enemy.
- Lae'zel and Shadowheart can throw goblins; Lae'zel can throw halflings.
- To avoid backstabs, face enemies by holding Ctrl and moving the mouse around to face any direction (once you're done moving). Alternately, point your cursor on an enemy.
- For battles preempted by dialogue, during said dialogue you can select the members of your party not in the conversation and reposition them, hide them, buff them, buff the character in conversation, etc.
- See Spell Tier List for spell recommendations.
- Scorching Ray is highly effective against Mirror Image.
- Firebolt burns away (surprisingly deadly) vines.
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