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BG3: How To Throw Potions In Baldur’s Gate 3

Throwing Potions is a great way of healing allies or ever poisoning enemies in Baldur's Gate 3. Here's how it works.

Baldur’s Gate 3 players can heal up to four characters if they throw potions. Potions crack open when players throw them to the ground and if you have your companions within the area of effect, they will be healed. However, since most players don’t know this mechanic and the game not providing instructions, they are wasting more than one vial of healing. In this guide, we will show you how you can throw potions in BG3 to heal allies and under some conditions, even poison enemies.

How to Throw Potions in Baldur’s Gate 3

BG3 Throw Healing Potions

In Baldur’s Gate 3, throwing potions works the same as when you throw weapons. You will have to select the Throw option and then the hotbar will display a handful of items including healing potions. What you have to do is throw the vial of healing potion close to the character that you want to heal in BG3. Keep in mind, if you throw the vial directly on the companion it could lead to the vial getting wasted (they might dodge thinking it’s an attack) or even injuring the said companion.

So the best way to go on about throwing potions is on the floor close to the companion. Any other companion who is in the AoE will also be healed additionally so it’s an added bonus. If you have saved Vanra from Auntie Ethel, you should already know how throwing potions will work in Baldur’s Gate 3.

It’s also worth noting that if any enemies are within the area of effect (of the healing potion) they will benefit from it as well. Sadly the healing potion works both ways so players need to make sure that they don’t throw any potions close to the enemies. And certainly make sure that you don’t target the head of your own companions while doing so.

That’s all we have on how to throw potions in Baldur’s Gate 3. Since you are looking into throwing potions, do check out our other BG3 Guides like how to Craft Potions, Potions List, and more.