Bane is a rare but pesky status effect in BG3 (Baldur’s Gate 3) that causes your character to receive a -1d4 penalty to attack rolls and saving throws. If Bane has afflicted you, don’t worry; we have the easiest solutions for you to get rid of this status effect and get back into the fight. So here’s how to cure and remove Bane in BG3.
How to Remove & Cure Bane in BG3
To cure and remove Bane in BG3, you have two options:
- Long Rest: The most straightforward way is to rest at your campsite. Interact with the bedroll to begin the rest.
- Remove Curse Spell: Available to Clerics, Warlocks, and Wizards at level 5, this 3rd-level Abjuration spell will instantly remove Bane.
While Remove Curse will allow you to quickly remove Bane and conserve the spell slot, taking a long rest is the easiest method.
What Causes Bane Status Effect in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Bane is a negative status condition that persistently hinders you, imposing a penalty to your attack rolls and saving throws until you remove it. There are two potential causes of Bane in Baldur’s Gate 3:
- Equipping the Gloves of Power without the Mark of Absolute
- Using the Absolute Warboard and casting Absolute Protection without the Mark of Absolute
The key is the Mark of Absolute, which prevents Bane from being applied when using Absolute-related items. If you use these items without the brand, you will continually inflict yourself with Bane.
How to Prevent Future Bane?
To prevent the reapplication of Bane, you need the Mark of Absolute. This can be obtained from Priestess Gut at the Goblin Camp, though receiving the brand may impact some endings. Consider carefully before taking on the Mark.
With the Mark applied, you can safely utilize Absolute items without incurring Bane. Enter the campsite and rest in the bedroll to remove any Bane effects. So don’t despair if you find yourself struggling under Bane. A long rest or Remove Curse is all you need to lift the curse and return to battling at full strength. With the Mark, you can avoid any future Bane afflictions.
That covers how to cure and remove the Bane in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). Also, you can look at our Baldur’s Gate 3 section while here at Gamer Tweak.