Since Baldur’s Gate 3 can be very unforgiving, your characters may often enter death’s embrace during battles and exploration. Luckily, this death doesn’t have to be permanent. It is extremely important for you to learn about how to revive dead units, so this guide will explain this mechanic in detail!
Baldur’s Gate 3 Reviving Characters Guide
Besides reloading your previous save, there are three ways to regain your fallen units. First, you can use a single-use consumable item called the Scroll of Revivify to revive your units during a battle. You can find them scattered in the wild, but you can also purchase one from merchants for a very high price.
The second – and less expensive – method is to find the mysterious Withers. This mummified man can be found inside the Dank Crypt underneath the Overgrown Ruins.
You will find his sarcophagus inside a secret room, which you can access by pressing a small button on the wall. Unfortunately, it will awaken several undead scribes who will attack you for daring to enter the area.
Luckily, Withers will not be hostile to you despite being rudely awoken from his rest. After you entertain the man with a conversation, he will tag along on your adventure and appear at your campsite. You can now ask him to revive your dead companion for a price of 200 Gold.
The third method to bring back a fallen unit is to cast the Revivify spell. This level-five magic is accessible to healing classes, such as Clerics and Paladins. The revived character will only have one HP, so you will need to quickly heal them before enemies attack!
Of course, it is best to avoid letting your units die. Characters who lose all of their HP will not die immediately, and instead only enter a downed state. If you use another unit to help the fallen character back to their feet, they can re-enter the battle with one HP.
On the other hand, if you’re unable to reach the downed unit, they will roll Death Saving Throws during their turn. If the character gets a 10 or below, they will receive a Death Counter. However, should they roll above 10, they will obtain a Stability Counter.
If your fallen unit gets three Stability Counters, they will get back on their feet on their own. Should they receive three Death Counters, they will pass away, and you will need to revive them.
That all for this guide on how to revive a character in Baldur’s Gate 3. Before leaving GameLuster, consider checking out other Baldur’s Gate 3 guides, such as this one about making the best Campsite!