Let’s face it. We have all been there; you’re at a fork in the road in your game, and everything rides on you making the save, but you fail miserably. Whether that be an important dialogue check, a timed event, a goal, or simply something in the game you want to go well. There is always reloading the save and starting over, but who wants to hope you’ve saved or go through the unskippable cutscene again? Baldur’s Gate 3 allows you to earn inspiration points that can be turned in to fix just that. Here I will go over a quick and easy how-to guide on collecting and utilizing inspiration points you earn in game.

Way’s to Gain Inspiration:

Luckily, it is easy to find inspiration in Baldur’s Gate 3. So far, in early access, I was able to gain it in multiple ways.

The first way was by looting items that seemed to have more of a story attached to them (pictured above, highlighting a Soul Coin). Certain items will be scattered in loot pertaining to the background choice, and a pop-up will fill the screen, alerting you that you gained an inspiration token when that item gets to your pack.

The second way to gain inspiration is by succeeding ability checks. I found the book above by first achieving a perception check and then by passing in my Arcana ability check. The game will alert you in the top left corner when it decides to run a check for you. Be sure to follow the game if it tells you your perception check was a success; it shows you where the secrets are.

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The third and last way I have found you can gain inspiration is by clicking the proper dialogue options. Sometimes it pays off to help others out of the goodness of your heart.

How Inspirations Work

Gaining inspiration tokens isn’t strictly something that only pertains to your character. You will find that your party can also feel inspired by the ways you play the game and will be given their own inspiration tokens along with 25EXP. points. The gain is based on your and their background.

After you have gathered a few inspiration tokens under your belt, you can find the breakdown of who was inspired and how it came to be by pressing “P.” This screen will show you a brief description of each character’s gain. You can also find the number of saved tokens in the top right corner.

You can only have saved inspiration tokens at any given time. Once you max that out, the inspired party member will only gain the EXP.

Your inspirations are a team item. They collect together and can be used by any character you’re controlling.

Using your Inspiration Tokens

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You can reap the rewards of your in-game interactions and explorations when making an ability check. When you are given the opportunity to choose a proficiency check in a dialogue queue, such as persuasion, insight, stealth, animal handling, etc., and you fail the throw, this is when your inspiration tokens can be played.

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After the failed check, you will see two options, “Roll Again” and “Continue,” when you have an inspiration to use. You can click “Roll Again,” allowing you another shot to beat the check. Under that prompt, it will give you the number of inspirations you have saved up, and you can use them all at once if the dice are not rolling in your favor!

Let us know if this was helpful by leaving a comment below and happy gaming!

Baldur’s Gate 3 released for early access on Windows, macOS, and Stadia streaming services October 6, 2023 and will have it’s official full game release on August 3, 2023, for PC. Release to the PS5 to be on September 6, 2023.

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