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What is Arcane Acuity in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)?

Sorcerer's best friend

Arcane Acuity is a beneficial status effect in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), yet it’s not explained explicitly within the game. This confuses many players, especially those who have just started their journey. Knowing how this particular status effect works will be highly beneficial.?Continue reading to learn about Arcane Acuity in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How Does Arcane Acuity Work in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)?

This status effect is a massive determinant of how much damage can be done by your spells and how much you can defend yourself from receiving damage as well. If you’re affected by Arcane Acuity, this is what will happen: 

  • +1 to Spell Attack Rolls per turn remaining
  • +1 to Spell Save Difficulty Class per turn remaining. 

Let’s say you have this status effect for 4 turns. On your first turn, both your Spell Attack and Spell Save DC will have +4 over the default values. This will keep reducing by 1 on every turn (unless you manage to increase the effect of your Acuity, and yes, there are different ways of doing that). 

Spell Attack rolls determine the damage your spells deal. Similarly, Spell Save rolls determine how much resistance you will offer to spell damage from your enemies. Having a higher number on your rolls will help you win battles quickly.

How to Get Arcane Acuity in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

You can get this status effect from certain items and a specific elixir. The Elixir of Battlemage’s Power empowers a character with +3 stacks of the effect if they drink it before combat. Here are some of the items that offer Arcane Acuity in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). 

  • Helmet of Arcane Acuity
  • Hat of Storm Scion’s Power
  • Gloves of Battlemage’s Power
  • Hat of Fire Acuity

To maximize the benefits of this status effect, you’ll need to choose a Sorcerer build in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).?You can also combine the effects of multiple acuities to enhance the amount of base damage dealt by your spells.


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Arka Sarkar
Arka is a staff writer at Prima Games who leads the coverage for FC 24. Previously, he has worked at Sportskeeda for about 2 and a half years, where he cover multiple video games as a writer and later, as a content specialist. When he's not working, Arka can be found playing video games (mostly FC 24 of course), reading books, or watching live sports. He also has double masters in Economics and Education, and he's certified to teach kids at high school level.
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