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Is Find Familiar Good in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)? – Answered

Summon Familiars to do your (evil) bidding!

Find Familiar is an unpopular spell that many Baldur’s Gate 3 players have dismissed. With that being said, we’ll tell you the uses for the spell and whether Find Familiar is good or not in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How to Find Familiar in BG3

BG3 Find Familiar is a level 1 Conjuration Spell that you can use to summon a familiar of your choosing. This BG3 spell takes a level 1 spell slot, 1 action point, and is Ritual cast. You can learn this spell naturally through the Wizard, Ranger, Trickster Rogue, Warlock, and Eldritch Knight Fighter classes.

Is Find Familiar Good in BG3?

Yes, Find Familiar is good, but it takes some thought and planning to make it truly shine. One of the uses that are good for the Find Familiar ability is to apply negative effects on your foes, such as debuffs and DoTs (Damage over Time effects). The familiars would not necessarily be on the “frontline” of the combat, but more of an assistance. A lackey, if you will.

For example, some creatures are not very rich when it comes to health. And it seems like if the wind blows too hard, it might kill them. But not all familiars are built for combat.

We recommend the Raven Familiar, who can inflict the “Blind” status effect and fly all around the battlefield. This makes it an excellent choice for combat encounters, and checking for safety from a distance.

Using your Familiar for reconnaissance is a great way to make the most out of them. You can use the summoned unit to scout ahead for any danger, check for any treasure, distract enemies, etc. Give them a chance and try out their powers, and you’ll certainly find at least one use for Find Familiar beneficial for your playthrough.

All Familiars in BG3

Here are all of the Familiars you can summon with the BG3 Find Familiar spell.

Cat

  • Spells:
    • Meow: Distracts enemies
    • Claws: 2 Slashing damage
  • Str: 6
  • Dex: 15
  • Con: 10
  • Int: 3
  • WIS: 12
  • CHA: 7
  • Hit Points: 2
  • Armour Class: 12

Crab

  • Spells:
    • Crippling Pinch:1 Slashing Damage; 1d4 (1-4) Piercing Damage
    • Maiming Pinch: 1 Slashing Damage; 1d4 (1-4) Piercing damage
  • STR: 2
  • DEX: 11
  • CON: 10
  • INT: 1
  • WIS: 8
  • CHA: 2
  • Hit Points: 2
  • Armour Class: 11

Conjured Frog

  • Spells:
    • Bufotoxin: 1 Acid Damage
  • STR: 1
  • DEX: 13
  • CON: 8
  • INT: 1
  • WIS: 8
  • CHA: 3
  • Hit points: 1
  • Armour Class: 12

Rat

  • Spells: Infectious Bite (1 Piercing damage)
  • STR: 2
  • DEX: 11
  • CON: 9
  • INT: 2
  • WIS: 10
  • CHA: 4
  • Hit Points: 1
  • Armour Class: 10

Quothe

  • Spells:
    • Beak Attack: 3 Piercing damage
    • Rend Vision: 1 Piercing damage
  • STR: 2
  • DEX: 14
  • CON: 8
  • INT: 2
  • WIS: 12
  • CHA: 6
  • Hit Points: 1
  • Armour Class: 12

Spider

  • Spell: Bite (1 Piercing Damage + 1d4 Poison damage)
  • STR: 6
  • DEX: 8
  • CON: 6
  • INT: 8
  • WIS: 4
  • CHA: 4
  • Hit Points 6
  • Armour Class 9

Imp

  • Spells:
    • Claws: 1d4 Slashing damage
    • Invisibility
    • Sting: 1d6 Poison damage; 1d4 Piercing Damage
  • STR: 6
  • DEX: 17
  • CON: 13
  • INT: 11
  • WIS: 12
  • CHA: 14
  • Hit Points: 10
  • Armour Class: 13

Quasit

  • Spells:
    • Claws (1d4 Slashing Damage)
    • Invisibility
    • Scare: Applies Frighten (cannot move, disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls)
  • STR: 5
  • DEX: 17
  • CON: 10
  • INT: 7
  • WIS: 10
  • CHA: 10
  • Hit Points: 7
  • Armour Class: 13

Shovel

  • Spells:
    • Claws: 1d4 Slashing Damage
    • Invisibility
    • Scare: Applies Frighten
  • STR: 5
  • DEX: 17
  • CON: 10
  • INT: 7
  • WIS: 10
  • CHA: 10
  • Hit Points: 7
  • Armour Class: 13

Boo

  • Spell: Bite – 2d4 (2-8) Piercing damage
  • STR: 10
  • DEX: 20
  • CON: 10
  • INT: 6
  • WIS: 12
  • CHA: 6
  • Hit Points: 20
  • Armour Class: 20

Scratch

  • Spells:
    • Bite – 1d6 (1-6) Piercing damage
    • Help: Removes Burning, Downed, Ensnared, Entangled, Enwebbed, Prone, Sleeping from an Ally.
  • STR: 13
  • DEX: 14
  • CON: 12
  • INT: 3
  • WIS: 12
  • CHA: 7
  • Hit Points: 5
  • Armour Class: 14

That’s all for BG3 Find Familiar uses. We hope you got some decent ideas and we invite you to check the rest of our coverage of BG3 here at Prima Games, such as How to fix can’t save issue in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), located at the game tag below.


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