Baldur’s Gate III – How To Break an Oath as a Paladin
Okay, so, have you checked out Baldur’s Gate 3? It’s not just about pimping out your avatar, buddy! Straight from the DnD 5e playbook, it’s loaded with different classes and subclasses to make your gaming experience extra spicy. And guess what’s new on the block? It’s the Paladin, that iconic, righteous hero who, get this, can switch gears and go all ‘Oathbreaker’. I know, wild, right? Let’s dive into how this madness works.
What’s the Deal When You Ditch Your Paladin’s Oath in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Going back on your Paladin Oath in Baldur’s Gate 3 might sound like you’re stepping into a world of pain. But guess what? Unlike those mean games that slap your wrist for being a bad boy, in Baldur’s Gate 3, you get a cool new Oathbreaker subclass by ditching your oath. Can’t get that one in character creation, by the way. It’s Oathbreaking or nothing, pal!
Now, turning into an Oathbreaker isn’t for the faint of heart – it’s like playing an “evil” Paladin. Sounds thrilling, huh? Plus, you unlock some neat necromancy spells and skills that flip you from goody-two-shoes crusader to a shadow-lurking, dark arts bad boy.
How to Say Sayonara to Your Oath
Now, Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t exactly hand you a how-to guide on breaking your oath. But when you take an Oath, you get hints on what you gotta do to keep it shiny and clean. Let’s break it down:
- Oath of Devotion: Stick to the rules and show some mercy when you can.
- Oath of Vengeance: Show zero mercy to the baddies out there.
- Oath of the Ancients: Spread the love and lend a hand when you can.
Yeah, it might seem a bit broad, but these are the bones you’re working with. It’s all about the choices you make on your journey. Like, if you’re rocking the Oath of Devotion, nicking someone’s goods is a big no-no. And if you’re under the Oath of the Ancients? Killing or refusing to lend a hand might be where you draw the line.
Should You Dive into the Dark Side as an Oathbreaker?
The million-dollar question – to break or not to break, right? Well, that’s totally up to you, champ! With the game’s dark and twisty storyline, you might find yourself at a crossroads with your Oath. And that’s where the fun starts! It’s your chance to pen a unique Paladin saga that’ll keep you on your toes. Gameplay-wise, though, remember that Oathbreaker isn’t quite as beefy as the regular Paladin – you’ll lose that sweet Divine Smite. But hey, as they say, this game is your sandbox, and you should never be shy to play around.
So, wrapping it up – taking the Oathbreaker plunge in Baldur’s Gate 3? That’s all you, friend. It’s definitely worth a shot. And if it’s not your cup of tea, don’t stress. You can always go back to being Mr. Righteous by having a chat with the Oathbreaker Paladin at your camp.
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