Baldur's Gate 3 Sage inspirations guide

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The Wizard Gale has the Sage background.
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September 15 - We've collected everything about the Sage inspirations in Baldur's Gate 3.

Do you want to know how to get inspiration points as a Sage in Baldur's Gate 3? This background can be selected during character creation, and it's also the default background for Gale, one of your companions. It grants a bonus to your Arcana and History skills.

This guide will detail all the Baldur's Gate 3 Sage inspirations. You can undertake these specific actions during the campaign, rewarding you with reroll points for failed skill checks.

How to get Sage inspiration points in Baldur's Gate 3

To start gaining inspiration points, you need to take note of the Sage background's description.

You are curious and well-read, with an unending thirst for knowledge. Learning about the rare lore of the world will inspire you to put this knowledge to a greater purpose.

The above means that characters with the Sage background love to read interesting books. They also want to discover arcane mysteries that surround them.

Given the above, we've listed several examples that we've seen during our playthrough. Make sure that a character with the Sage background is in your party when these moments occur so you obtain the necessary inspiration.

Gale reads the Book of the Dead Gods to earn a Sage inspiration point.
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List of inspiration points for Sage

Secrets of the Sundering - Read the Book of the Dead Gods, found in the Dank Crypt, a mini-dungeon close to the beach where your character wakes up. It's also where you'll come across Withers, the hooded skeleton who offers class respec and hireling services.

Whispers from the Grave - The amulet you obtain from Withers' sarcophagus lets you commune with dead NPCs, provided you didn't kill them.

Secrets of the Shadow Druids - In Kagha's chamber in the Druid Grove, there's a side room with a chest. Destroy it with your melee attacks and read the Faldorn's Canticle book.

The Phases Unfold - Solve the moon puzzle in the Shattered Sanctum.

Theskan Tactician - In Last Light Inn during Act 2, you'll see Mol playing a game of lanceboard (i.e., chess) with Raphael. You can use Sleight of Hand to tip the board and cause Mol to win.

Waking the Sleeper - Wake up Art Gullach as part of a side quest during Act 2.


Corrupted Beyond Recognition - You'll find a letter in the northern section of the Shadow-Cursed Lands during Act 2.

The menu has unlockable Sage inspirations.
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And that's it: These are the main inspiration points for the Sage background in Baldur's Gate 3. There are certainly more, so we'll update this article accordingly. In the meantime, you might want to check out our guides on Acolyte inspirations and Outlander inspirations.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Baldur's Gate 3 page.