Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Stop Concentration in BG3

Sometimes, you just need to relax the brain.

Baldur's Gate 3 How to Stop Concentration in BG3
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Have you ever encountered a situation in Baldur’s Gate 3 where you cast a spell like Cloud of Daggers on a space, only to realize you have no idea how to get rid of it? Without stopping your spell concentration, you must either carefully avoid the circle or run through and take damage. Fortunately, you won’t have to do this any longer, as there is a way to get rid of the effect quickly. Let’s learn how to stop concentrating on a spell in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Stop Spell Concentration in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

If you’re playing Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC, you can stop concentrating on spells by clicking the X on the small spell icon near your character portrait in the bottom-left corner of your screen. On PlayStation 5 and Steam Deck, you’ll instead open your action menu, hover over the spell, and hold down Y or Triangle.

Once you press the X or hold down these buttons, you’ll stop concentrating on your spell, allowing you to clear its effects from the map and either recast it or move through the space without picking up any debuffs.

Stopping concentration on a spell has two main benefits: preventing enemies from gaining buffs and avoiding casting debuffs on your party. One example I mentioned earlier is Cloud of Daggers, which, although effective on monsters, can also damage your characters if they step into its area of effect. Similarly, if you cast a spell that gives a debuff, like Faerie Fire Drow magic, your party will also be affected. Generally speaking, it can save you from taking unnecessary damage or giving unintentional buffs to your enemies.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, and soon on Xbox Series X|S. Check out how to find Scratch’s family in Baldur’s Gate 3 if you want to sidetrack and help a lone dog find his home.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.