Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Change Class And Respec Character

August 8, 2023

In Baldur’s Gate 3, if you wish to respec your character or any of your companions, there is only one NPC who can help you.

His name is Withers, and he is an undead fellow. Despite his creepy looking, he is rather friendly and can be found at your camp, offering respec services in exchange for gold.

Locating Withers may not be an easy task, but it can be accomplished in the beginning stages of Baldur’s Gate 3.

It is highly recommended to recruit him as soon as possible since he offers valuable benefits such as reviving fallen companions and providing temporary companions in exchange for a fair amount of gold.

So, without further ado, let’s see how to respec your characters and companions in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Respec Your Character and Companions in BG3

It’s common to build a character and later realize you want to try something else without having to restart the game.

Additionally, you may want to respec the abilities and skills of other members of your party.

To start, your task is to locate Withers, who can be found in the Dank Crypt near the starting point after the shipwreck of the Nautiloid Ship.

Simply head north along the Ravaged Beach from the wreckage until you reach the area where Shadowheart is attempting to open an Ancient Door near the Overgrown Ruins.

But if you rescued Shadowheart from the Mind Flyer Pod during the Prologue, you’ll find her on the beach unconscious. Wake her up and head up north.

To enter the Dank Crypt, you’ll have to unlock the Ancient Door by lockpicking it using a set of Thieves’ Tools you can find in one of the Wooden Barrels on the Ravaged Beach.

Lockpick the Ancient Door with Thieves' Tools to enter the Dank Crypt.

Before you attempt to lockpick the Ancient Door, make a quick save to try again in case you fail the sleight of hand check of D20.

There are alternative ways leading to the Dank Crypt, but they are far more risky, and we won’t cover them in this guide.

Upon entering through the Ancient Door, two chambers will be visible ahead.

The first chamber, with the sarcophagus in the middle of the room, is filled with traps that will wipe out your whole party in a second.

When you open the sarcophagus, the traps will become activated. A successful perception check will reveal the vents, gargoyle heads, and a button on the pillar to the right that can turn off the traps.

Disable the Sarcophagus traps using the button on the eastern pillar.

If you need additional information on how to disable the sarcophagus trap, check out our quick guide.

Grab all the loot from the sarcophagus, including the Engraved Key, which will help us open a door in the next chamber.

Open the Heavy Oak Doors using the Engraved Key to reach another large crypt with a statue on the far wall.

Before proceeding, make sure to loot the corpses lying around, as they will soon come back to life.

To the northwest side of the statue, perform a perception check to reveal a button that opens a secret door leading to Withers’ sarcophagus.

Press the button to the northwest of the statue to open a secret room to Withers sarcophagus.

However, be aware that pushing the button will also animate the corpses. If you have already looted them, they will be easier to fight.

After defeating them, you can loot them again and find gold in their pockets.

To recruit Withers, simply have a brief conversation with him. He will ask you a philosophical question about mortality before leaving.

Speak with Withers to recruit him at your camp.

Don’t forget to search his sarcophagus for any valuable items.

You’ll encounter Withers once more when you return to your camp. If you wish to respec your character or any companion, simply talk to Withers.

Let him know that you would like to change your class and respec your character, and for a fee of 100 gold, you will be taken to the character creation screen.

Talk with withers at the camp to change your class and respec your character.

Please keep in mind that you will only be able to alter your class and ability points, not your physical appearance.

If you change classes, your level will reset to one, allowing you to level up right away.

And that’s how you change the class and respec your characters and companions in Baldur’s Gate III. If you would like to learn more about the game, make sure to check our Wiki Hub Page for more helpful guides.

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