How To Remove Cloudkill In BG3

There are a lot of status effects in Baldur’s Gate 3 that can easily control a mass amount of enemies or be the death of you and your party members. Every enemy has gimmicks and spells under their belt the same as you do, so being able to recover from these spells is important to know.



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Cloudkill is a spell that creates a cloud of poison on the battlefield. Spells that create an area of effect can be vanquished by other spells or made more powerful by them. This guide will detail what you need to know about getting rid of a cloud of poison so that you may finish off an enemy or escape a trap.

Cloudkill Overview

Baldur's Gate 3 Gale Casting Cloudkill

You will probably face the wrath of this spell when attempting to defeat Balthazar in Act Two. Cloudkill is a level-five conjuration spell that can be acquired by the sorcerer, wizard, or druid class.

The poisonous cloud does 5-40 Poison damage every turn and can be repositioned at will. Being inside the cloud will essentially blind you as well, meaning you won’t be able to accurately aim at or attack an enemy for any real damage.

It is a concentration spell, meaning you can stop the caster from having the cloud out if you break their concentration.

Cloudkill also has a Constitution save, meaning that any character with a high Constitution stat will have a higher chance of not being afflicted by the poison.


Baldur's Gate 3 Cloudkill Concentration Icon

There are certain spells in the game that use concentration. Spells with concentration can only work if said concentration is still active.

When you are casting a concentration spell, it will remain active even after the fight. You can remove it by clicking the spell’s icon under your left-bar icon or beside your icon at the bottom of the screen or selecting it in your wheel again on console.

To remove an enemy’s concentration, you can inflict damage on them, kill them, or manipulate their body in some way, such as knocking them off their feet.

When you inflict damage on someone who has concentration up, there is a Saving Throw chance for them to still keep concentration.

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Fog Cloud

Baldur's Gate 3 Gale Casting Fog Cloud

Fog Cloud is a level-one conjuration spell that can be acquired by sorcerers, wizards, and druids.

You can also get this spell through subclasses of Fighter, Draconic Ancestry, and Cleric that enable spellcasting.

This spell is also a concentration spell, so someone can knock you out of your concentration and recast Cloudkill if they please.

Fog Cloud will completely remove Cloudkill if placed directly on top. The spell persists for ten turns and Blinds anyone inside of it, so while you will be saving your teammates, you will also be blinding them.

  • The Blind effect makes it so that you have a Disadvantage on Attack Rolls, and the range with which you can attack and cast is severely decreased.


Baldur's Gate 3 Gale Casting Darkness

Darkness is a level two evocation spell that can be learned by a sorcerer, warlock, wizard, and subclasses of other classes and races, such as a paladin or an Asmodeus tiefling.

Just like the spell Fog Cloud, the Darkness spell will Blind anyone inside it. While in Fog Cloud your attack range is limited, and in Darkness, you cannot range attack at all.

Though you cannot perform ranged attacks in a Darkness cloud, enemies cannot aim into the cloud either, so your party members would be safer than inside Fog Cloud.

The spell persists for ten turns and uses concentration. Darkness completely removes Cloudkill when placed overtop.

Gust Of Wind

Baldur's Gate 3 Gale Casting Gust of Wind on Cloudkill

Gust of Wind is a level two evocation spell that can be learned by druids, sorcerers, wizards, and the Tempest Domain cleric subclass.

This spell is different from the others in terms of how it disperses Cloudkill. Gust of Wind will only remove that which is in the area of effect.

The wind cast moves in a straight line instead of as a round area of effect, and only the clouds in its path will be removed.

With Gust of Wind, you will still have remaining Cloudkill on the battlefield. This spell does not require concentration.

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