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How to Get Lightning Charges in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

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In Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), Lightning Charges won’t be the most obvious way to deal damage on many occasions. However, it can be incredibly powerful when used correctly, and can also be devastating in certain cases. Here’s how to get Lightning Charges in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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What are Lightning Charges in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)?

Lightning Charges don’t do damage directly, instead, they’re part of your equipment. With the help of these charges, your character will not only deal lightning damage, but they would also gain one Attack Roll.

You can even stack the charges up to five if you want to go for bonus lightning damage, and they will reduce with every turn.

How to Get Lightning Charges in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)?

The process of obtaining these charges varies across different equipment. As of the latest patch, there are five such items present in the game that offer these charges.

Name of the ItemType of ItemEffects
The WatersparkersRare BootsThere are two effects – Electrify Water (the water becomes electrified when the user stands in it) and Watersparks (gain 3 Lightning Charges at the start of a turn on an electrified surface).
The Speedy LightfeetRare BootsThere are two effects – Speedy Sparks (Gain 3 Lightning Charges with Dash or similar movement) and gain +1 Athletics.
The JoltshooterRare LongbowElectric Blood: Gain 2 Lightning Charges when you deal damage
The Sparky PointsRare TridentElectric Blood: Gain 2 Lightning Charges when you deal damage.
The SpellsparkerRare QuarterstaffElectric Veins: Gain 2 Lightning Charges with any damage from a spell/cantrip.
The only issue with Lightning Charges in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) is the inability to control them. Once you have stacked up to five charges, they will be automatically consumed in your next attack. However, it’s still an extremely useful characteristic that applies to some of your equipment. Lightning damage can be devastating against many enemies, and more so if they’re wet.

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