After spending three years in early access, Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally here. Larian Studios has made an amazing game, trumping even their previous two titles. Based on Dungeons & Dragons, Baldur’s Gate 3 ditches the previous combat style of Baldur’s Gate I-II and instead employs the tried-and-true turn-based combat. Due to this new style of combat, it’s imperative that players know certain things like fleeing from combat, disengaging, and such. So, we have featured this guide to share all the details on the same.
Not all of your combat encounters are going to be a cakewalk. Some will require a bit of hard work, and then others will be a lot tougher to deal with. This is why it’s best to know how to flee from combat in Baldur’s Gate 3. Don’t worry; the process isn’t complicated.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3): How to Disengage/Flee Combat
Unlike most RPGs, Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t give you a dedicated button that you can use to flee from combat. The game promises to give you a true Dungeons & Dragons experience, and as such, including something akin to a flee or run option will be a simple waste of effort.
Although the game doesn’t offer a dedicated flee/disengage from combat option, you can still run from combat encounters if you want. The caveat here is that you will have to do so manually. Put simply, if you want to escape from combat, all you have to do is move several distances away from the enemy, and the combat encounter will automatically come to an end.
To flee from combat, it’s recommended that you jump and dash. By performing these two actions, you can quickly move away from enemies. The game doesn’t give you a hint or anything when it comes to the distance required to escape a combat encounter. Hence, it’s best to keep moving away until it successfully disengages you. For starters, something around 60 meters should be your target for combat escape. Additionally, if you want to avoid combat altogether, sneaking should be your first choice. Players can also lower the previously mentioned distance requirement to flee from combat by using spells.
When you try to flee from melee combat, you will be vulnerable to enemy attacks. That’s where Disengaging comes into play. By performing disengage, you can avoid those attacks. However, you should note that executing a disengage on your turn will cost you an action. As such, you should plan carefully because one wrong move and the next turn, your character or ally will be dead.
PC players can perform disengage by clicking on the Disengage icon located on the right side of their character portrait. The icon is denoted by two opposing arrows, so you wouldn’t have much trouble finding it.
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