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Unlocking the Secrets: How Does Lockpicking Work in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Unlocking doors and chests in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a crucial skill that can lead to valuable loot and hidden secrets. If you’re faced with a locked door or chest, you have two options: find the appropriate key or attempt to pick the lock. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of lockpicking in Baldur’s Gate 3.

When it comes to lockpicking in this DnD-inspired game, luck plays a role in the outcome of your actions. You’ll need a combination of high dexterity and Sleight of Hand to increase your chances of success. To optimize your gameplay, consult our Baldur’s Gate 3 classes guide and Baldur’s Gate 3 team composition guide to ensure that you have the right party members for your lockpicking endeavors.

How does lockpicking work in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Locked doors are often gateways to new areas, treasure-filled rooms, or hidden surprises. Instead of seeking alternative routes or abandoning what lies behind these locked doors, you can attempt to pick the lock using Thieves Tools.

Thieves Tools can be found throughout the game world or purchased from specific vendors, like Mattis and Arron in Druid Cove (although Mattis offers better deals). When successful, you can continue using the tools. However, if you fail to pick a lock, the tools will disappear from your inventory. It’s wise to stock up on Thieves Tools before embarking on your adventures to minimize the risk of failure.

To increase your chances of successful lockpicking, utilize a character with expertise in Sleight of Hand and high dexterity. If your main character lacks these skills, consider recruiting companions like Shadowheart or Astarion, as outlined in our Baldur’s Gate 3 companions guide, to ensure no door remains unopened.

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Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge of lockpicking in Baldur’s Gate 3, take a look at our guides for other essential skills in the game, as well as our recommended BG3 builds for a truly immersive gameplay experience.


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