Vital Baldur’s Gate 3 tips ensure you never run out of gold & supplies

Emily Stander
Gerringothe Thorm in Baldur's Gate 3

Gold and supplies are some of the most important aspects of Baldur’s Gate 3 since they help you buy powerful gear and long rest respectively. Check out these tips to make sure you never run out of either.

Gold and supplies in Baldur’s Gate 3 are important elements of the game, but keeping enough of both on hand can can get very tricky. Especially when you play Honour Mode, where you need double the normal supplies for a long rest to 80 from 40.

You can technically still long rest when you don’t have enough supplies, but this means you won’t get all of your spell slots back. The only way to get your spell slots back outside of long rests is by using Restoration in Illithid Colonies, but this is few and far between.

The easiest way to make sure you have enough supplies is to be a thorough loot goblin. Search every box, vase, barrel, and crate. If you do this early in the game, you’ll be pretty sorted for the rest of it, even in Honour Mode. 

“If you loot basically all the supplies you can find before heading to the Goblin Camp, you can get 3k on the starting map alone,” ‘Active_Owl_7442’ shared on Reddit.

Supplies aren’t the only thing you need to start working on in the early game. When it comes to gold, unless you’ve got a super sneaky character in your party, you’ll likely need some to buy potions, scrolls, and powerful gear.

Trading menu in Baldur's Gate 3
A better reputation with a trader will get you a bigger discount on their wares.

These items can get quite pricey the longer you go on, and gold isn’t too widespread in Baldur’s Gate 3. So, you can sometimes struggle to find all you need to buy the armor or weapon you really want. 

Players shared that the best ways they found to manage their gold and always have enough on hand are: 

  • Giving all weapons and armor you find to tanky characters like Karlach and Lae’zel
  • Send items you want to sell to camp
  • Boost your reputation with vendors

You can pick up a lot of weapons and armor you won’t use along the way in Baldur’s Gate 3, and especially if you’re playing a low Strength character, you can become over-encumbered quite quickly. 

So, the easiest way to deal with this is to send your excess gear to camp or your high Strength characters. This way, you can keep the items, and grab them when you’re ready to sell them to a trader. Easy gold!

Lastly, making sure your reputation is high with traders in the early game means you’ll get better deals as you go on. Especially considering a lot of early-game traders go through with you to Act 3, you’ll be saving a lot of gold along the way too.