Mastering the arts of magic in Baldur’s Gate 3 is essential to your journey, no matter what type of life you wish to lead in the acclaimed Larian Studios RPG. Whether you’re conjuring spells for simple tasks or defeating hordes of enemies, learning a myriad of incantations will get you far. Though, if you haven’t used this particular one from all of the Baldur’s Gate 3 spells, you’re missing out.
The Baldur’s Gate 3 community is celebrating the Cloud of Daggers spell, praising it for bailing them out in all manner of situations. It may seem a little bland at first, especially as it is only a Level 2 spell. However, if you’re putting together a versatile, dare we say one of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 classes around, it could be your free pass to survival. Emerging as one of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 spells to use right now, Redditor ‘DarkLight645’ says “my strategy is usually put a cloud down in the pathway where they [enemies] have to walk through to reach me and then put grease down, so there’s a chance they just become prone in the cloud.”
Speaking on the spell’s underrated power, ‘Joburtus_Maximus’ comments that “Cloud Daggers in a doorway with fog over it is overpowered.” Other players that are exploring one of the best RPG games in 2023 aren’t too sure about Cloud of Daggers, but are taking the opportunity to offer up alternatives. “Hunger of Hadar is the greatest of all time. Enable turn based mode, drop that, then have your squad range them all down. Stupefies like every fight,” suggests ‘jovite’.
Cloud of Daggers can be earned at Conjuration school in the game, and will come equipped with the following statistics:
- Spell Effect: Conjure a cloud of spinning daggers that attack anyone inside
- Time to cast: 1 Action
- Spell Duration: 10 turns
- Spell Range: 18m
Hunger of Hadar, however, operates differently, as you might expect. This is a Level 3 spell that can also be learned from Conjuration school, and according to the spell’s in-game description, effects “creatures within this black sphere are blinded and take damage at the end of their turn and the start of their turn.”
Nevertheless, Redditor ‘MasterPepper’ notes how Cloud of Daggers is portrayed with more power than the Dungeons and Dragons counter-part: “The thing about Cloud of Daggers is [that] it is randomly just twice as strong as it is in DnD. The DnD spell only deals damage when they start their turn there. In Baldur’s Gate 3, it deals damage when you cast it AND when they start their turn there.”
Next time you boot up the game, it might be worth giving it a shot. While you’re at it, here’s what the best Baldur’s Gate 3 party options are, as well as our Baldur’s Gate 3 best class tier list, should feel like changing up your character.