When to Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3

Rajarshi Acharya
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Long Resting in Baldur’s Gate 3 is the only way to fully recover your party. In addition to replenishing your party’s health and abilities, it also triggers some crucial parts of the plot. Here’s a full rundown on when to Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the latest CRPG title from Larian Studios, the developers behind the Divinity franchise. While it’s very similar to their previous game, Divinity Original Sin 2, in terms of mechanics, the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset is quite distinct. All the classes, races, backgrounds, and more are from the Forgotten Realms universe.

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Your party’s spells and abilities are limited, and you can only regain some of them once you’ve taken a Long Rest. As such, you need to know everything about resting in Baldur’s Gate 3 and when to do it.

When to Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you should only take a Long Rest when your entire party is low on health and you’ve used up most of your spells and actions.

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Long Rests fully rejuvenate your party.

If you’re low on Supplies, or if you just want to restore health, you should take a Short Rest instead. You can take two Short Rests each day, and it restores 50% of your party health along with some spells.

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When you take a Long Rest, you and your companions have all your health, spells, and actions fully restored. You should check whether a used spell needs a Long or Short Rest before taking one. Just move your mouse cursor over the spell or action.

What happens when you Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Taking a Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3 restores the health, spells, and actions for you and your companions.

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However, a Long Rest at the wrong time will mean that some quests will end on their own, without your input. Larian Studios explained to IGN that it’s not about how many Long Rests you take, but when you decide to Long Rest. They said: “For instance, if you enter a town and see an inn on fire and you immediately decide to go to bed, that may have consequences.”

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Some quests may move forward without your input if you Long Rest at the wrong time.

Another example would be the quest to save the refugees at the Druid Grove. If you take multiple Long Rests after the Druids have started their ritual and you haven’t stopped it, the Tiefling refugees will get evicted.

How to Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3

To take a Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3, you need to click the Long Rest icon. This can be found in the bottom right part of the screen, next to your spell/action hotbar. Click on the Rest icon, and then press the Long Rest button that shows up.

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Long Rests should be taken before and after major encounters.

You will set up camp at the location you’re in, and you can click the Bedrolls to end the day. A Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3 needs 40 Supplies, which can be filled with a single Supply Pack or with multiple food items.

Meanwhile, to take a Short Rest, just press the Rest icon, and then select the topmost button that pops up. Short Rest doesn’t take you to camp but restores your health and spells immediately.

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That was all about when to Long Rest in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more guides on the game, check out the following articles:

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to get Infernal Robe without killing Karlach | How to solve Silent Library puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3 | How to save Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3 | Baldur’s Gate 3: How to recruit Halsin | How to get Owlbear Cub in Baldur’s Gate 3 | How to level up fast in Baldur’s Gate 3 | How to save in Baldur’s Gate 3 | How to craft Potions in Baldur’s Gate 3 | How to revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3

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Rajarshi is a Writer at CharlieIntel who loves RPGs, racing games, FPS titles, and unique indie games that grab his attention. With a degree in English literature from Rabindra Bharati University, Rajarshi worked for Sportskeeda and KeenGamer before joining CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach him at [email protected].