Home > Baldur’s Gate 3 > BG3 Toggle Non-Lethal Damage

How To Deal Non-Lethal Damage In Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Here is a guide on how to toggle Non-lethal attacks in Baldur's Gate 3.

Want to do Non-lethal damage in Baldur’s Gate 3? While classic melee damage and brutal ranged attacks are fun, at times, you may prefer to spare your enemy’s life. Well, there is actually a way to do this. Non-lethal damage in this dungeon RPG will simply knock enemies unconscious rather than kill them. So, if you are feeling rather generous, you can simply knock out your enemies and then sell their looted belongings at the Merchant. Our guide below will explain how you can toggle Non-lethal attacks in BG3.

How to Toggle Non-Lethal Attacks in Baldur’s Gate 3

toggle non lethal attacks bg3

Non-lethal attacks can only be caused with melee weapons and not ranged or magic attacks. So, make sure that you are prepared to rain blows in close combat. However, that is not all as you still have to activate the ability. The steps below will help you do Non-lethal damage in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  1. First, go to the “Passives” tab at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Then, select the “Toggle Non-Lethal Attacks” option.
  3. Now, go towards your target and attack it with your melee weapon.
  4. This will result in Non-lethal damage causing the enemy to get knocked out of consciousness.

However, it is important to note that once you use this toggle, all your party members will also use non-lethal attacks. So, it is not restricted to the character that you are using but the whole party. To switch back to lethal damage, all you need to do is go back to the Passives tab and press the toggle button again.

You must also remember that non-lethal attacks will not work on the undead and constructs. This is because they can’t be knocked out as they don’t have a conscious state, to begin with.

That’s everything you need to know on how to do Non-lethal damage in Baldur’s Gate 3. You can find more guides like how to change Difficultyclaim Twitch drops, and a Tier List of the best Spells in our Baldur’s Gate 3 section.