Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Knock Out Someone Unconscious

Here is how to knock any character or enemy unconscious in Baldur's Gate 3.

Want to know how to knock out enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3? This new mechanic is unlocked for all classes since the start of the game. It is quite useful sometimes against characters who eventually become your party members. It lets you avoid bloodshed and knock any character out cold temporarily. This is vital as killing quest-specific characters can make missions inaccessible later on. We will show you how to use the mechanic and also how to wake knocked out characters in BG3.

How to Knock Out Enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3

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You will need to toggle non-lethal attacks to knock out enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3. Doing so will deal non-lethal damage to your opponents and knock them unconscious rather than kill them. It is a passive feature that can only work with melee weapons. Here are the steps on how to knock out someone in BG3.

  1. Go to the “Passives” tab at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Now, select the “Toggle Non-Lethal Attacks” option.
  3. Equip your melee weapon and attack your target.
  4. Doing so will result in the character being knocked out of consciousness.

Using the toggle non-lethal attacks option will knock out any character instantly. But what if you knock out an important quest character and now want them to wake up, is there anything you can do? Fortunately, there is a way to wake up knocked-out characters in the game.

How to Wake Knocked Out Characters in BG3

You can wake knocked-out characters in BG3 by dealing slight damage or pushing them. Don’t worry as this will not hurt the character. However, at times, the character may not wake up if you try attacking or shoving them. In such cases, you will need to take a long rest and return to wake up the unconscious character. However, doing so will despawn the character from that area. So, when you come back, you will not find the character in the same spot.

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That’s everything covered on how to knock out enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3. We hope that you have also learned how to wake knocked-out characters. You can also find guides on puzzles, romancing companions, and more in our BG3 section.