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Baldur’s Gate 3: How Hard is Tactician Difficulty? Answered

Baldur’s Gate 3 How Hard is Tactician Difficulty Answered

Discover the true challenges that await in the Tactician difficulty of Baldur’s Gate 3 in our comprehensive guide. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of this formidable setting, providing you with invaluable insights into its difficulty level and how it compares to other modes. From relentless enemy encounters to unforgiving combat scenarios, we explore the tactical decisions and strategies necessary to thrive in this demanding gameplay experience. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer seeking an extra challenge or a newcomer preparing for the ultimate test, our exploration of Tactician difficulty will equip you with the knowledge to conquer BG3’s most formidable trials.

How Hard is Tactician Difficulty in Baldur’s Gate 3?

There are three choices of difficulty at the start of Baldur’s Gate 3: Explorer, Balanced, and Tactician. From the looks of it, Tactician should be the hardest one out of the bunch.

The game describes the Tactician difficulty as being a “tough campaign emphasizing strategic combat.” Well, if you are wondering what that actually means stat-wise, you are in the right place.

Here are the changes that the Tactician difficulty brings to BG3 that are different from Balanced, which should be the “normal” choice:

  • Enemies have 30% more HP.
  • Enemies have higher accuracy (+2 to attack rolls).
  • There are more harmful surrounding items on maps such as explosive barrels.
  • Enemies will use their surroundings to harm the party more often.
  • Enemies will target weaker party members first (with less HP or AC), getting rid of dangerous spellcasters and rangers if they are easy to spot.

Considering the disadvantages of Tactician in BG3, you can tell that this mode isn’t impossible and it will be the perfect choice for experienced DnD players or old Baldur’s Gate fans that are ready to start a new adventure in their favorite universe.


And that is all you need to know about how hard Tactician difficulty is in Baldur’s Gate 3. Check out other interesting guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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