How To Reveal Invisible Enemies In BG3

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There are some challenging fights in Baldur’s Gate 3 that use gimmicks you usually use yourself. It was fun going invisible and sneak-attacking a boss, but once you reach Act 2, enemies will start doing the same thing to you.



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Enemies are just as smart as you, and it’s important to know how to handle tricks like going invisible. It’s impossible to finish a fight if the boss keeps drinking an invisibility potion, and you have no means to reveal him. This article will list every way you can reveal an invisible enemy in Baldur’s Gate 3.

See Invisibility

Baldur's Gate 3 Character Using See Invisibility To Fight Ghost

You can acquire a spell called See Invisibility, which is a Level Two Divination spell. It allows you to see invisible enemies and has a chance to reveal said enemies to your allies. This spell will last until your next Long Rest and has a Dexterity save.

Bards, sorcerers, and wizards can acquire this spell naturally by leveling up. Alternatively, you may find a Scroll of See Invisibility around the world or for sale at a local trader. Make sure to keep an eye out for the scroll, if you do not have a magic user with you.

Faerie Fire

Baldur's Gate 3 Using Faerie Fire In Moonrise Towers

Faerie Fire is a bard, druid, or drow spell that will illuminate any invisible creature nearby. The spell will cast a light, and all invisible things inside the light will be revealed. On top of being revealed, any Attack Rolls against the revealed creature will have an Advantage.

This spell uses Concentration and has a Dexterity save.

Another way to be able to use this spell, other than changing classes, is to acquire the Xyanyde weapon. The Xyanyde is a melee weapon that can be dropped from Minthara. Upon missing an attack toward someone while you are wielding this weapon, the enemy will be encased with the light of Faerie Fire.

Volo’s Ersatz Eye

Baldur's Gate 3 Player and Volo In Druid Grove

Near the end of Act 1, if you successfully save Volo from the goblins, he can try to remove the parasite for you. After all his good research, he offers to take a look at the worm behind your eye. You can say yes and then change your mind to no fault.

The best part about Volo taking your eye is that he gives you a new one. A better one. If you let Volo attempt to remove your Illithid parasite, he will destroy your eye and give you a replacement eyeball that allows you to permanently see invisible creatures.

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Area Of Effect Damage

Baldur's Gate 3 Electric Water AOE

Area of effect (AOE) damage such as Alchemist’s Fire or a bomb can reveal invisible enemies to you. The tough part is actually knowing where to aim. If you have a really good idea as to where the invisible enemy went, throw something that does damage. Actually hitting the enemy will reveal them to you.

This is a temporary solution as opposed to using Faerie Fire or See Invisibility because the enemy can just go invisible again after the round is over. If you do not have the spells you need or if you have run out of spell slots, throwing something that has AOE damage may win you the fight if you aim at the right spot.

How To Reveal Shadow Land Enemies

Baldur's Gate 3 Harper With Torch

If you are looking for a way to reveal the enemies in Act 3, Shadow-Cursed Lands, then you need to take a different approach. The enemies in the Shadow-Cursed Lands are not like enemies that use invisibility. They are shadows that can only be revealed through light.

You do not need a Moon Lantern to reveal them. Any light source will do. This can be from the Light spell, Daylight spell, or just by holding a torch. We have a guide detailing all about surviving the darkness in Act 3.

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