How to Disarm traps in Baldur's Gate 3: Trap Disarm Toolkits explained

How to Disarm traps in Baldur's Gate 3: Trap Disarm Toolkits explained
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


8th Aug 2023 17:46

It's a good idea to know how to Disarm traps and use Trap Disarm Toolkits in Baldur's Gate 3, as they can be a massive pain when adventuring, and one wrong step can quickly see your entire party die.

Baldur's Gate 3 is the closest Dungeons & Dragons experience you can get in gaming, including dice rolls, with all the critical successes and failures that come with them. There are some things you never want to get a critical failure on in the game, such as Disarming traps, but how exactly do you do it? Check out our primer below for Disarming traps in Baldur's Gate 3.

How to Disarm traps in Baldur's Gate 3

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Disarming traps in Baldur's Gate 3 is an easy process of just selecting the trap with your mouse and either clicking the left mouse button, or right-clicking and selecting 'Disarm' from the context menu. 

However, you will need at least one Trap Disarm Toolkit, which is a single item used to safely Disarm a trap, and you'll need to pass a Sleight of Hand check to successfully Disarm. 

You'll also have to actually see a trap and know it's there before you have any chance of Disarming it and moving on safely. 

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Whenever a trap is nearby in Baldur's Gate 3, all the characters in your party will roll a Perception check. If all the characters fail, then the trap isn't revealed, but if at least one person passes, then the trap is revealed and will glow orange for a short period. 

As long as a trap is revealed, you'll be able to select it and Disarm it safely (providing you meet the criteria mentioned above). If you've detected a trap - when moving - you and your party will also automatically avoid it as long as you don't move directly on top of it. 

Most traps will be present in smaller underground locations, like crypts and tombs, so it's always worth being extra cautious in those locations as they are frequent. Obviously, traps can appear elsewhere, but they are less common.

How to get Trap Disarm Toolkits in Baldur's Gate 3?

Baldur's Gate 3 Trap Disarm Toolkits are vital if you want to Disarm traps, you'll need to know where to find them. 

While you can technically find these items anywhere, they most often appear in crates and barrels located in houses and underground areas, such as the blacksmith house in the Blighted Village.

You can also get Trap Disarm Toolkits in Baldur's Gate 3 from vendors, as most of them will typically have three in stock.

That's all for our primer on how to Disarm traps in Baldur's Gate 3, and now you know what it takes to locate them, and how you can safely Disarm them with Trap Disarm Toolkits to carry on your adventures.

For more Baldur's Gate 3 guides, stick with GGRecon. Alternatively, here's a walkthrough of how to finish the Masterwork Weapon quest in Baldur's Gate 3.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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