Best Craftable Items In Baldur’s Gate 3

It may surprise some of you to hear that Baldur’s Gate 3 has crafting. Faerun is a vast and ever-immersive world and many people are too busy throwing goblins off of cliffs and speaking to rats to notice everything. But by opening your inventory and selecting the third icon at the top of the window, you can access Alchemy.


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If you’ve been wondering why you are able to collect random flowers and ingredients that can’t be consumed for a Long Rest, wonder no longer. You are able to craft a lot of useful items that may increase your chances of surviving a tough fight in the future. Here are the best.


Elixir Of Viciousness

Baldur's Gate 3 Selecting Elixir of Viciousness In Alchemy

In your Elixir’s tab in your Alchemy menu, you will find Elixir of Viciousness. This drink will increase your chances of landing a critical hit on an enemy by lowering the number needed to roll a critical hit.

This elixir is especially helpful against tough bosses rather than regular enemies. When facing a difficult boss such as Ketheric Thorm, you’ll want all advantages on your side including the chance to roll a critical hit more often than your enemy.

Weapon Coats

Baldur's Gate 3 Drow Poison Alchemy selection

If you’re having trouble with a particular fight, coating your weapon to increase your damage output can give you the edge you need. It’s always important to analyze your enemies by right-clicking them and selecting Examine. By Examining an enemy, you can see their weaknesses.

Knowing their weaknesses comes into play when you decide what type of additional damage to use, such as Drow Poison, which you can craft with Essence of Swarming Toadstool and any Salts item in the Alchemy station.

Potion Of Animal Speaking

Baldur's Gate 3 Potion of Animal Speaking Alchemy selection

If you are not a class that can specialize in Animal Speaking or are just down on your luck trying to find some potions, you should just craft them. Being able to speak to animals can introduce new quests or give you clues and answers for a quest you already have.

You don’t want to miss some of the best parts of Baldur’s Gate 3, which is speaking to dogs and birds alike. Crafting Potion of Animal Speaking will make sure you don’t miss out and so that you find out information you otherwise wouldn’t of. The rats hear everything.

Elixir Of Arcane Cultivation

Baldur's Gate 3 Elixir of Arcane Cultivation in Alchemy

If you are a mage, this is one of the potions available in alchemy that you will want to focus your resources on. The Elixir of Arcane Cultivation, when consumed, will grant the user another Level 1 spell slot.

This potion acts similarly to Potion of Speed in that it gives you another chance to act and attack an enemy before your turn is up. Having the ability to perform more actions and attacks during your turn will turn the tide of your battles.

Throwables

Baldur's Gate 3 Fungal Bamboozler Alchemy Selection

Throwables are another item that can take your combat abilities to the next level. With fights where there are a lot of additional, weaker enemies, using AOE damage is essential. By using throwables on groups of lesser enemies, you can use your time wisely and spend most of your spells or action points on the real threat.

Your alchemy station can craft firebombs and regular, explosive bombs. You may find recipes for other explosives if you explore the world more. Crafting grenades requires one related object, such as Ashes of Fire Amber for firebombs and one Salts item.

Potion Of Speed

Baldur's Gate 3 Potion Of Speed Alchemy Selection

Having some speed on hand will feel like cheating. When you consume a Potion of Speed in battle, you will gain a free extra movement point. This allows you to either move closer to the enemy, get out of dodge, or swing yet another hit on your target.

If you can craft a ton of Speed potions, every fight should be easy because you will be able to make more moves than the enemy. To craft this potion you will need one Ashes of Hyena Ear and to craft one Salts item.

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