How to get rid of flesh rot in Baldur's Gate 3

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An image of the Lesser Restoration potion symbol in Baldur's Gate 3.
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August 30, 2023: Here is how to get rid of flesh rot in Baldur's Gate 3.

While Baldur's Gate 3 has a lot of fantastical places to explore, these aren't exactly as safe as they might appear. You'll run into monsters and you will always put yourself at risk of being killed. As a result of constant fighting, a pesky side effect can be dealing with flesh rot. We'll make managing flesh rot more bearable for you with the help of our guide on how to get rid of flesh rot in Baldur's Gate 3.

There are several diseases you may encounter in Baldur's Gate 3. Some of these include blinding sickness, filth fever, mindfire, seizure, slimy doom, and flesh rot. While they all pose as inconveniences when playing through the game, these can be overcome in a few ways.

How to get rid of flesh rot in Baldur's Gate 3

First, it's important to know how flesh rot works. Basically, if a being is struck with flesh rot, its flesh decays. Moreover, they are placed at a disadvantage on Charisma checks and they become vulnerable to all sorts of damage. It's pretty frustrating how this disease can make you more susceptible to enemy hits.

A screenshot from the gameplay trailer of Baldur's Gate 3.
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Thankfully, there is a way to cure flesh rot and similar diseases in Baldur's Gate 3. This is done through using a spell. That would be the spell called Lesser Restoration. Several classes in the game have access to the spell. However, mainly, the Cleric can learn the Lesser Restoration spell at level 3. Take note though that other classes can still get the spell such as Bards, Druids, Paladins, Rangers, and so on. It just might take some time as leveling up may be needed.

In terms of how the Lesser Restoration spell works in-game, it basically removes one disease or condition afflicting a creature. So, if you have the flesh rot disease or any other disease, you can simply cast the spell and it will remove the effects of flesh rot on you.

Other ways of getting rid of flesh rot


While casting the Lesser Restoration spell is one way to remove Flesh Rot, another option players can resort to is by waiting for the effects to drop on its own. This may be a test of patience but it's effective if you don't have access to the spell. Just make sure you go to a safe area first so that you can wait out the flesh rot. That way, you won't get further damage.

With that, you're now equipped with the knowledge on how to get rid of Flesh Rot in Baldur's Gate 3. For more guides like this, you can check out our other pieces such as how to cancel actions in Baldur's Gate 3 and how to delete saves in Baldur's Gate 3.

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