Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Get Inspiration Points

Inspiration Points is essential for Baldur's Gate 3. Here are the types of background goals you'll need to accomplish.

Inspiration Points are a unique currency in Baldur’s Gate 3 that allows players to turn failure into success. They allow you to reroll a failed ability check, giving you a second chance to succeed. You can spend an Inspiration Point whenever you fail an important attack roll, saving throw, or skill check. Here’s everything you need to know about earning and spending these valuable points in BG3.

How to Get Inspiration Points in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Get Inspiration Points

Inspiration Points in BG3 are valuable resources you can earn by completing hidden achievements called Background Goals. These goals are tied to your character’s Background or archetype. When you take actions that align with your Background’s motivations, you can complete one of your character’s Background Goals. This rewards you with Experience Points and an Inspiration Point. Your companions can also complete their own Background Goals, even when not under your direct control, granting you Inspiration Points.

However, you can only hold a maximum of 4 Inspiration Points at once. Any additional Inspiration Points earned past this limit grant only Experience Points. So pay attention to your character’s personality and backstory, and take actions that fit their motivations.

Completing Background Goals

Each preset character background in the game has associated goals that encourage roleplaying. When you complete one of your background goals, you’ll be rewarded with an Inspiration Point.

  • Acolyte: Serve the gods. Learn about religious works. Help others in need.
  • Charlatan: Manipulate and deceive others. Gain the trust of others. Use your skills to get what you want.
  • Criminal: Steal from others. Lie to others. Commit acts of violence.
  • Entertainer: Perform for others. Entertain others with your stories. Make others laugh.
  • Folk Hero: Help others in your community. Protect the innocent. Stand up for what you believe in.
  • Guild Artisan: Create something of value. Help others with your skills. Make a name for yourself.
  • Haunted One: Face your fears. Help others who are struggling. Find redemption.
  • Noble: Help those in need. Use your influence to help others. Protect the innocent.
  • Outlander: Survive in the wild. Help others survive in the wild. Protect your community.
  • Sage: Learn about the world. Share your knowledge with others. Help others solve problems.
  • Soldier: Protect the innocent. Fight for what you believe in. Lead others into battle.
  • Urchin: Survive on the streets. Help others who are struggling. Find a place to belong.

When to Use Inspiration Points in BG3

Inspiration Points are valuable, so you want to use them wisely. Some good times to spend an Inspiration Point include:

  • Attempting a very difficult ability check
  • Failing an important attack roll in combat
  • Failing a saving throw against a nasty spell or trap
  • Any check where failure would lead to grave consequences

The key is to use these points judiciously because they give you a second chance at a pivotal moment. With Inspiration Points, you can sometimes turn disaster into triumph.

That’s all you need to know on Inspiration Points in Baldur’s Gate 3. Since you’re here, check out other guides in our BG3 section.