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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Break Cracked Walls in BG3

Brute force it.

Exploration is one of the most important aspects of Baldur’s Gate 3, and as you make your way through cave systems or old prisons, you may need to break cracked walls to keep going. Luckily, tearing these walls down can be fairly simple with the right tools, and I’m here to help you get past these obstacles in my BG3 guide.

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How to Break Cracked Walls in Baldur’s Gate 3

To break cracked walls in Baldur’s Gate 3, you need to hit the wall with a bludgeoning weapon, use explosives, or cast spells that have plenty of force on them. Out of all those options, using a bludgeoning weapon like a heavy hammer is typically the easiest option. I have Lae’zel use a two-handed hammer kept in my inventory to smash the bricks when they’re in the way.

Slashing weapons or piercing weapons won’t work for breaking cracked walls, which is why the hammers are important. The strength on your character and the size of the weapon can make a difference as well, but cracked walls in Baldur’s Gate 3 tend to be fairly weak with 22 HP at any given stage. One good hammer swing can do the trick.

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As a secondary option, explosives and spells can serve you well. Some walls will have explosive barrels near them by default and a flame spell can easily send all the bricks flying. Even some thrown items or specialized arrows can be used in a pinch.

Spells are more useful if you have the energy to spend on your casters. On my own Gale, I like to use Thunderwave as an easy way to break cracked walls without any risk of explosions in the vicinity. Thunderwave is also a cheap spell that won’t require me to rest or regenerate some of my actions.

If you need some action points regardless, here is our guide on how to rest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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