Baldur’s Gate 3 How to Revive Dead Characters – Is there life after death?

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Trying to figure out how to revive dead characters in Baldur’s Gate 3? We’ve got you covered. Read on for your answer and more information about the process.

Baldur’s Gate 3 brings elements of Dungeons & Dragons to life in the third instalment of the highly successful RPG series. Following its PC launch last week, you’re now able to create your own character and freely explore the fantastical world of Faerûn alongside your chosen companions.

On your adventure, you’re bound to encounter foes of all kinds, requiring you to exercise the best strategy possible to ensure the survival of your party members. Depending on your difficulty setting, some paths may prove more challenging than others, sometimes leading members of your party to their untimely demise. In the event that a companion dies, you can revive them in one of a handful of ways in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Revive Dead Characters in Baldur’s Gate 3

When a member of your party dies in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll have a few options to revive them without restarting from your last save on your death counter. Fortunately, none of these methods are too costly, so each is a viable option depending on the progress you’ve made in the game. Here’s a closer look at what you can do to restore the life of a fallen ally or downed character.

Death and saving throws

Once a character reaches 0 hp, they will automatically start rolling a 20-sided die for death saving throws on their turn. If you roll 10 or above you will succeed, below 10 and you will fail. You must either fail or succeed a total of 3 times to either die or become stable and then require assistance from a companion using the hand-holding action. If you fail the death save you will need resurrecting. 

Reviving characters

There are several ways you can revive a character in Baldur’s Gate 3, we will cover:

  • Paying Withers
  • Using revivify

Pay the Talkative Skeleton Withers

Withers, a necromancer NPC who appears as a cloaked skeleton, will revive dead characters for the price of 200 Gold in Baldur’s Gate 3. If one of your companions has lost their life, then you can easily fast-travel back to your camp once you’ve managed to remove yourself and your remaining party members from harm. There, you can speak to Withers and fully revive any fallen comrades, given you’ve first completed the Overgrown Ruins quest after meeting him in the Dank Crypt where the Nautiloid first crashed. 

Use a Scroll of Revivify

The Scroll of Revivify can be used to revive dead characters in Baldur’s Gate 3. As a single-use consumable item, this is one of your best options for reviving fallen party members in the event they lose their life in combat. The scroll is occasionally sold by merchants like the one in Druid Grove, but it can be a bit expensive, so you’ll want to use what you have in your inventory sparingly. When activated, a Scroll of Revivify will bring a fallen companion back to life with just one hit point, requiring further healing to sustain their life on the character’s turn.

Cast the Revivify Spell

Party members who are able to use magic, such as Clerics, Paladins, or Wizards can cast the Level 3 Revivify Spell to revive dead characters in Baldur’s Gate 3. Those who recruited Shadowheart should have no problem utilizing this method, though it will require some significant levelling up. If you don’t have a spellcaster in your party, can can recruit Hirelings to fill the gap. When you cast Revivify, it will bring your fallen companion back with one hit point, like the aforementioned scroll. 

For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out these related guides from our team: Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to find Shadowheart and Best Wizard Build in Baldur’s Gate 3.


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