Should you use Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Dice roll

Karmic Dice has been a controversial feature ever since Baldur’s Gate 3 launched, so should you ever consider using them in your game? Here’s what you need to know.

Baldur’s Gate 3 features an interesting list of options that lets you customize your vanilla playthrough. For those who’d like a more balanced run without having to worry about stats, you might need to consider the Karmic Dice feature.

So here’s everything you need to know about it in Baldur’s Gate 3.


What is Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Karmic Dice is a toggleable option in Baldur’s Gate 3 that tries to balance success or failure streaks while rolling your dice.

This means that every time you’ll need to make an Ability check or Saving throw, the game will make sure to even your odds according to your past rolls.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Should you use Karmic Dice?

Most players prefer playing Baldur’s Gate 3 with the Karmic Dice option off. While it can be helpful for inexperienced players during the early game, the system usually becomes predictable and ignores your characters’ stats.

Since the Karmic Dice is based on the amount of successful or failed rolls you score during the game, it will also make your specializations and buffs less relevant during your gameplay.

Baldur's Gate 3 Karmic Dice
You can choose to turn Karmic Dice on or off at the Gameplay tab in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Can you use Karmic Dice in multiplayer?

Yes, you can keep the Karmic Dice option on during a multiplayer run in Baldur’s Gate 3. However, Larian Studios haven’t confirmed yet if this setting bases its statistics depending on the host of the session or per client.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to turn Karmic Dice off

You can simply turn your Karmic Dice off in Baldur’s Gate 3 by following these steps:

  1. Head to the Options menu.
  2. Look for the Gameplay tab.
  3. Find the “Karmic Dice” option.
  4. Uncheck the box to disable the feature.

If you want to make sure this option has been completely disabled, you can save and relaunch your game.

And that’s everything you need to know about Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more on Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check our guides below:

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