Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Toggle Great Weapon Master in BG3

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If you are going to hit something with an axe, hit it hard. That is what the Great Weapon Master feat is all about in Baldur’s Gate 3. However, it has a drawback to accuracy, so it might not be the best choice for truly clutch attacks. Thankfully you can turn it off; here’s how to toggle Great Weapon Master in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Enable and Disable Great Weapon Master in Baldur’s Gate 3

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Once you have unlocked the Great Weapon Master feat, it will be enabled by default. If at any time you wish to disable the effects of this feat, you can go to your character’s Passive tab on the Hotbar and select Great Weapon Master. This will return your attacks to normal, removing the additional damage and the penalty to accuracy.

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Great Weapon Master is a powerful ability, but it’s important to understand how it affects your invisible rolls when fighting in Baldur’s Gate 3. Every time you attack, a d20 is rolled, and then your attack bonus is added. If you aren’t sure what your attack bonus is, you can see it below your weapons in your character’s inventory. If the total result of the roll is higher than the target’s Armor Class, or AC, then it will hit. Great Weapon Master reduces your attack rolls by 5, which can completely remove your attack bonus during early-game fights. However, as your party levels, their stats and proficiency bonus will increase, making securing hits on low AC enemies easier.

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Great Weapon Master has a major upside: it allows hits to deal ten extra damage. This flat damage increase is not subject to any dice rolls and provides consistent damage that can be planned.

Now you know how to use Great Weapon Master in Baldur’s Gate 3, why not give your fighter a little hit of magical power? Find out how to multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3 here.

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