Can Lae’zel Wear Heavy Armor in Baldur’s Gate 3? Explained

She's already carrying the party, what's a little more weight.

Lae'zel in Baldur's Gate 3.
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As you adventure through the wild lands of Baldur’s Gate 3, changing up your armor is a must. However, can one popular party member don heavy armor during your adventure, or is Lae’zel doomed to be a Medium Armor gal forever?

How To Have Lae’zel Wear Heavy Armor in Baldur’s Gate 3

Lae’zel is capable of wearing Heavy Armor in Baldur’s Gate 3, so if you’re hoping to keep her as protected as possible, you can achieve that at any point. You can throw Heavy Armor onto any character in the game, but if they aren’t proficient at it, you’ll notice a decrease in some other of your other stats.

Baldur’s Gate 3 sometimes feels like playing a spreadsheet rather than a video game, but if you’re paying attention to every little number that passes you by when equipping a new set of armor, you may find that the overall drop off of other stats won’t be as drastic as once imagined. As long as you have worked towards proficiency in Heavy Armor, Lae’zel will be as nimble as ever.

As Heavy Armor primarily affects Dexterity, you can also ensure that you’re pushing your build for Lae’zel in the direction of higher DEX marks to keep the overall drop in value to its lowest value possible. No matter how you’re playing, the difference between Medium and Heavy Armor is almost immediately felt, so it is an excellent idea to ensure that you’re working toward having a warrior who can handle this particular type of armor.

No matter if you’re just starting your adventure and need help finding the best class to start with or you want to ensure that you don’t miss out on Karlach, you’ll find plenty of helpful tips and tricks in our Baldur’s Gate 3 section below.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.