Underrated Baldur’s Gate 3 spell is so broken players can’t believe it’s real

Emily Stander
Gale in Baldur's Gate 3 eating an artifact

There are many powerful spells in Baldur’s Gate 3, but some are just leaps and bounds ahead of others – especially when you look at higher-level spells. There’s one particular Level 6 spell that packs such a massive punch players can’t believe it’s real. 

Eyebite is a Level 6 spell in Baldur’s Gate 3 that lets you inflict disease, dread, or put creatures to sleep. At first glance, it doesn’t seem that intimidating. However, if you use it right, you can easily kill some of the toughest bosses in-game. 

Many bosses and more difficult enemies in the game usually cannot be slept, or have an incredibly high resistance to spells that have these kinds of effects on them. 

With Eyebite, though, you can sleep a creature even if they have immunity to it. The spell just completely bypasses this. 

That’s not all. If you are concentrating while you use Eyebite, it doesn’t expend a spell slot. That means you can cast it continuously if you don’t break your concentration, and it also means the effect doesn’t end on previous targets. 

Players who have tried this spell out have been using it on the likes of Raphael. “ I used it against Raphael, put him to sleep, then killed his adds and destroyed pillars, then used the Fear variant and he just stood there scared, skipping every turn,” ‘NotSoSuperHero2’ explained on Reddit.

Raphael in Baldur's Gate 3
Eyebite can even put Raphael to sleep continuously.

“If the Fear runs out or he manages to save, recast again. With high enough DC this spell is literally cheats,” they continued. 

Especially if you’re playing as a spellcaster, it’s easy to prioritize high-damage spells when you pick them as you level up. Plus, it doesn’t help that Eyebite’s description doesn’t specify the bypass-sleep effect it has. 

Putting creatures to sleep is incredibly powerful, as you get an advantage on attack rolls and they immediately fail any Strength or Dexterity saving throws.

Because Eyebite is a Level 6 spell, a lot of players tend to pass when they have the chance to pick it. And it’s fair, because without seeing how it works, it seems a little bit underwhelming. Once they try it though, their minds change completely. 

“It doesn’t end the condition on the previous target?! Holy hell, I just assumed that’s how it would work… That alone makes it way better than I thought,” one player said. 

So, the next time you level up, make sure to give Eyebite a try. It could be the difference between losing a fight and being so overpowered you even find Honour Mode a little easy.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]