BG3: How Does Karmic Dice Work? [Explained]

Learn everything there is about Karmic Dice in BG3, which is a unique feature that helps to balance out the rolls.

Dice System is common in Baldur’s Gate series, so of course, the latest title in the franchise also has this system. Dice has several functions in Baldur’s Gate 3, and this system can be affected by an option in the settings known as Karmic Dice. In this guide, I will explain everything you need to know about Karmic Dice BG3. So, by the end, you will know whether to use it or not.

Key Takeaways
  • The Karmic Dice BG3 feature is used to balance out the rolls to even out the outcome.
  • If you had a streak of good rolls, then with the Karmic Dice feature being on, you will eventually get bad rolls to even out.
  • The Karmic Dice feature is checked by default in the settings of Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • If you are a beginner, then you should turn the Karmic Dice option on, as it will help you in the beginning.
  • Experienced players should turn this option off as it is more fun that way.
  • Tuning the Karmic Dice option will result in enemies damaging you more than normal.
  • You will get hit more by the enemies, which could lead your entire party to die. 

What Is Karmic Dice In Baldur’s Gate 3?

You might not know much about the Karmic Dice in-game as there isn’t much explanation regarding this feature. The only thing you would know is that it avoids failure and success while keeping the results even. You should remember that Karmic Dice is an option you can turn on to balance out positive and negative dice rolls.

Karmic Dice

Now, positive rolls are those that are in your favor, like getting a critical hit in a battle, and negative rolls are just the opposite.

This option will basically balance out both outcomes and make Baldur’s Gate 3 random and even. If you had a streak of positive rolls, then this option will try to balance out the odds and make you get more negative rolls. Keep in mind that this option is, by default, turned on, so you can turn it off in the settings whenever you want.

Is Karmic Dice Helpful? 

Karmic Dice is undoubtedly a helpful feature in Baldur’s Gate 3, but only for someone who is the first time playing a game of this genre. If you are a complete beginner, then it is better to leave the option on as it will help you in the long run. When you get to know more about Baldur’s Gate 3, you can turn it off for more randomness.

But before that, make sure to keep it on, as it will help to keep the positive and negative rolls in check. So, if the option is on, you won’t have to worry about continuously getting bad rolls, as eventually, you will get some good rolls, too, and vice versa. 

Turn Off The Option To Prevent Enemies From Doing More Damage

To experienced players or those who want Baldur’s Gate 3 to be more challenging, I would recommend turning the option off. Karmic Dice not only increases the damage you take from the enemies but also increases the chance of hitting everyone in your party.

So, this could be a disadvantage for you in some cases. With that said, it totally depends on your preference, so if you want to keep it on, then you should go for that, as having fun matters the most.

That is almost everything you would want to know about Karmic Dice BG3. While this feature is helpful for beginners, I would suggest experienced players turn it off as it will be more fun.

While you are on it, you should read the guide on Best Paladin Build to see a showcase of the Oath of Vengeance build. After that, you should check out the Stone Disc Puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3, as it is a little challenging, and it unlocks the door to the Underdark.

When you are done with that, visit the page of BG3 Pact of the Blade guide to know everything about it. Do not forget to read the guide on Best Builds in Baldur’s Gate 3 to maximize the use of every class and subclass you are going to use. Lastly, make sure to check out the guide on Baldur’s Gate 3 Druid Build to learn about its playstyle, skills, and abilities.

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