The torch in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a simple, base level melee weapon. While its main function is offering players the ability to navigate the map easily in order to recognize enemies and traps from a distance, players can also use the torch to bludgeon their enemies when in a pinch.
The developer describes the torch as a simple melee weapon hailing from the club category of weapons. The torch will deal some blunt force attacks to the enemies; however, its main function remains as the namesake portable source of light.
How to Find Torch in Baldur’s Gate 3
Torches in Baldur’s Gate 3 are among some of the most commonly found interactive objects in the game. They can be found lying around in the game’s world, in chests, and even in several merchant shops. For example, players can usually get their hands on torches from the merchant Arron, whose shop is set in Druid Grove.
Torches can also be found on the bodies of fallen enemies and NPCs, as well as in dungeons. In Baldur’s Gate 3, it is highly likely that players will find torches near the entrances of dungeons, caves, and other dark areas to aid players in increasing the visibility of their surroundings.
How to light the torch in Baldur’s Gate 3
Despite its secondary use as a melee weapon, torches in Baldur’s Gate 3 are primarily used to illuminate the dark areas of the map and party’s surroundings. With the use of torches, players can find the locations in the map, discover various interactive objects, and spot various kinds of traps in the game.
After discovering a torch, the player has to place the torch in one of the character’s hands. This will result in disarming the selected character, replacing their primary weapon with the torch. Once the character has wielded the torch, the player is then tasked with finding a source of fire to light it up. Baldur’s Gate 3 features various spots and objects that can help with this. Players can use fireplaces, bonfires, candelabras, and lit torches to light their own torch.
Once a character is equipped with the torch and the player has found a source of fire, a special action called ‘dip’ is required to light up the torch. When a character in a player’s party is holding the torch, they will get a special action option of ‘dip’ on their dashboard. As simple as that!