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Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Spell Mods

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Baldur’s Gate 3 has been released across PC and current generation consoles to astounding success, with rave reviews from players all over the world dubbing it the best RPG of the decade. Larian Studios delivers a breathtaking narrative tale with exquisitely crafted gameplay, giving players a true Dungeons and Dragons experience. Players create their own character, join a rag-tag bunch of charismatic adventurers, and set on a journey to save their own lives and prevent the world from being shrouded in darkness forever.

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While Baldur’s Gate 3 has just been released across multiple platforms, it was available on PC in early access for quite some time. During this time, the modding community has crafted countless add-ons to the game that make it just a little bit better. Some of the best mods add spells and tweaks to the magic system. Here are some of the best Spell mods for Baldur’s Gate 3.

Updated on March 2, 2024, by Mara Cowley: Baldur’s Gate 3 is by now a game people have already completed multiple times over, but are not quite ready to part ways with their Tav and party. One popular way to experience a game in a new and exciting way is to add mods that can alter customization, characters, graphics, quests, and gameplay. Spells make up a big part of the combat mechanics in BG3, as there are characters in the party that can cast spells, and players can choose casters as their own class, which are usually popular classes among D&D and RPG players. Players can make their casting gameplay refreshing and exciting with the spell mods in this article, which has been updated to include even more mods that are well worth players’ attention.

11 Permanent Speak With Animals by Joco

Speak With Animals Last Forever

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Who doesn’t love animals? These furry friends littered across the world of Faerun are loved by fans far and wide, and those with Speak with Animals can talk to these cuddly four-legged friends to enjoy their companionship even more so.

Unfortunately, players would have to expend a spell slot each time they long-rested if they wanted to speak to a creature, which means one less spell slot for situations such as combat. While it is certainly a worthy use of a spell slot, many players probably wished it would last forever so it didn’t need to be recast. This is exactly what Joco’s Permanent Speak With Animals did, as now it would be something players had innately rather than until they took a long rest.

10 More Spell Slots by FrozenLayer

More Spells Can Be Cast Per Day

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Spell slots are a necessary resource for players controlling a casting class, as it is what they expend when casting a spell of first level or above. They are finite, and as such can run out in the midst of exploration or combat, forcing players to resort to cantrips or flee to safety until they can short or long rest to replenish the spell slots they lost.

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It can be rather disruptive to constantly have to stop to rest and replenish spent resources which players can only do if they have enough camping supplies anyway. This is why the More Spell Slots mod is so useful, as now players have double the spell slots they would normally have.

9 Tressym Familiar by Sailor Cat

Players Can Summon A Magical Creature

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Tressym’s are fascinating creatures in D&D, as they are adorable winged cat creatures thought to bring about good luck and hunt down rodents. Before the Tressym Familiar mod, they weren’t available to summon as a familiar in BG3, but this mod changes that.

Now when players cast the find familiar spell, they can choose to summon a tressym if they wish, which has the ability to fly as well as spot invisible creatures, which can be particularly useful when in combat with enemies that can cast invisibility.

8 Counterspell – Reaction Only by BitterPast

Counterspell No Longer Costs a Spell Slot

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Counterspell is a clutch spell in D&D, as it can render an enemy’s spell null by canceling the effects, even though the spell slot has been expended. However, counterspell also costs a spell slot, so it does have some cost on the caster’s side as well.

BitterPast’s Counterspell mod changes this, however, by reducing the cost of counterspell to a reaction only. Now, players can burn an enemy’s spell slot without spending their own, so they can save them for dealing damage and healing allies.

7 Infinite Duration For Buff Spells And Make It AOE By Oilnarak01

Buff Spells No Longer Expire

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For players that want to break the immersion of the game, Infinite durations for buffs and make it AOE makes a great addition to the game, providing a significant boost to character performance.

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This mod removes the duration timer for buff spells such as Guidance and Haste, allowing them to last until combat ends. In addition, this mod also makes casting the spell affect an area instead of a single target. Infinite Duration for buffs is available on Nexus Mods.

6 Short Rest Refreshes Spells And Some More By Kaiju12345

Now Casters Get Spell Slots Back on a Short Rest

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This mod by Kaiju12345 doesn’t break the mold of the game as much as it shifts combat more in the player’s favor. Many spells in Baldur’s Gate 3 require characters to take a long rest to recoup the spell slots they have expended.

This mod allows spell slots to return at a short rest, which is a great tool to keep a playthrough going without losing too much time after a lengthy combat experience. Short Rest Refreshes Spells is available on Nexus Mods.

5 Learn Racial Spells By Tyhammer125

Racial Spells Treated Like Learned Spells

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The learn Racial Spells mod tweaks the spell system in Baldur’s Gate 3 and makes it lean a bit more into the Table Top RPG, allowing characters to class their racial spells with spell slots. Typically, racial Spells are once per-long rest abilities.

This mod removes that limitation and makes them castable by using available spell slots for characters. This allows for more options for character both in and out of combat. Learn Racial Spells is available on Nexus Mods.

4 All Spells No Concentration By DanScallion

Players No Longer Need To Concentrate On Spells

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Another mod that succeeds in breaking the immersion of Baldur’s Gate 3 is All Spells no Concentration by DanScallion, which removes the concentration stipulation from a number of low and high-level spells in the game.

This makes all the spells capable of being cast without worrying about how the lords of the dice will treat the character trying to cast a high-level spell. This mod will undoubtedly remove some worry from players as they engage in high-stakes combat. All Spells with no Concentration is available on Nexus Mods.

3 Gale’s Book Of Spells And Trinkets By Clintmich

Adds A Powerful Magic Item

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Gale’s Book of Spells and Trinkets is an expansive mod that adds a powerful magic item into the game that a character can use once equipped. Once equipped with a magic robe, a player may call upon a magic book containing several unique items, of which the player can choose one to use.

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To use the power of the robe an additional time, the player must take a short rest and recall the book. Gale’s Book of Spells and Trinkets is available on Nexus Mods.

2 Velkrana’s Spellbook By actualsailorcat

More Necromancy Spells

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For players who want to lean into being the lord of darkness with an entire army of enthralled undead at their disposal, Velkrana’s Spellbook is the perfect mod to install into Baldur’s Gate 3.

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From mindless thralls to exploding corpses, Velkrana’s Spellbook adds nine new necromancy spells into the game that will call dark wizards and warlocks to tap into its power. Players will have powerful necrotic damage at their disposal, primed for facing off against the vorpal minds of elder brains awaiting them. Velkrana’s Spellbook is available to download on Nexus Mods.

1 5e Spells By DiZ91891

Adds Some Missing D&D Spells

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There is no arguing that the roster of spells available in Baldur’s Gate 3 is massive, but for those missing the handful of spells that were left out of the game’s official release, this mod is the perfect addition.

The 5e spells mod takes the majority of spells from the tabletop Dungeons and Dragons RPG that were left out of the game and expands the game’s list. Spells such as Mind Spike, Beast Bond, and Druidcraft are all available to discover in-game and add to the powers of budding spell casters. 5e Spells is available for download on Nexus Mods.

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Baldur’s Gate 3

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August 3, 2023

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