Baldur’s Gate 3 – How To Use Torch

Image of the character party using torches in the Underdark in Baldur's Gate 3.

Looking to find out about how to use the torch in Baldur’s Gate 3? No problem, we’re ready to illuminate you on the subject.

Torches are important in Baldur’s Gate 3 for lighting the way down dark paths, making fire weapons, and can even be used as a weapon themselves. Torches are also found everywhere in the world within the game, including from camps and traders, so it is key to know how to quickly equip and use them. This guide will show players how to use torches in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How To Equip Torches in Baldur’s Gate 3

Torches can be equipped to the Light Source slot located in your character’s inventory screen. Every character in the game can equip their own torch in this slot. To quickly take out a torch to illuminate a dark area, you can press the Light Source button on the bottom hotbar at any time, without having to go through menus to find and manually equip one.

While players can equip a torch to the Light Source in their inventory, this can be switched out for other items if necessary. For example, it could be a specific moon lantern that you encounter at the beginning of Act 2 that would take up your Light Souce spot. Similarly, you can use torches in combat to deal extra fire damage if needed. Also, you can use them as a source of fire with Dip action to light your arrows and other weapons.

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Controls to Use Torches

Keyboard and mouse players can simply click on the Light Source button in the action bar to switch to the torch at any time. Clicking on it again will switch back to your previous weapon. Players using a controller can equip the torch by holding Up on the D-Pad, and doing it again will switch back.

Torches used as weapons deal a low amount of damage. However, that damage is Fire damage, so you can use them against creatures vulnerable to it for example. Also, you can use a Throw action to launch a torch on a flammable surface, igniting it without having to use something like a spell or a fire arrow.

That is everything to know about how to use the torch in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more helpful guides on the game, please be sure to check out What does the Guardian do in Baldur’s Gate 3? – Explained, and Can You Make a Custom Party in Baldur’s Gate 3? – Answered.


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