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Dexterity is one of the six character abilities. At high levels it increases a character's armor class and their to-hit rolls with missile weapons. It's very important for thieves and bards especially, as dexterity gives a bonus to Thieving Abilities. Thieves, bards and rangers have a higher minimal requirement for dexterity.

Dexterity also determines starting value of the stealth ability of a ranger.

Scores table Baldur's Gate.Edit

Ability score Missile attack
adjustment
Armor class
adjustment
Pick pockets Open locks Find / remove
traps
Hide in Shadow
3 -3 +4 Impossible scores for thieves, bards, and rangers.
4 -2 +3
5 -1 +2
6 0 +1
7 0 0
8 0 0
9 0 0 -15% -10% -10% -10%
10 0 0 -10% -5% -10% -5%
11 0 0 -5% -5%
12 0 0 No bonus or penalty at these scores.
13 0 0
14 0 0
15 0 -1
16 +1 -2 +5%
17 +2 -3 +5% +10% +5%
18 +2 -4 +10% +15% +5% +10%
19 +3 -4 +15% +20% +10% +15%
20 +3 -4 +20% +25% +15% +18%
21 +4 -5 +25% +30% +20% +20%
22 +4 -5 +30% +35% +25% +23%
23 +5 -5 +35% +40% +30% +25%
24 +6 -6 +40% +45% +35% +30%
25 +7 -6 +45% +50% +40% +35%

Scores table Baldur's Gate IIEdit

Ability score Missile attack
adjustment
Armor class
adjustment
Pick pockets Open locks Find/remove
traps
Move Silently Hide in Shadows
1 -6 5 -15% -10% -10% -20% -10%
2 -4 4 -15% -10% -10% -20% -10%
3 -3 3 -15% -10% -10% -20% -10%
4 -2 2 -15% -10% -10% -20% -10%
5 -1 1 -15% 10% -10% -20% -10%
6 - 9 0 0 -15% -10% -10% -20% -10%
10 0 0 -10% -5% -10% -15% -5%
11 0 0 -5% 0% -5% -10% 0%
12 0 0 0% 0% 0% -5% 0%
13 - 14 0 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
15 0 -1 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
16 1 -2 0% 5% 0% 0% 0%
17 2 -3 5% 10% 0% 5% 5%
18 2 -4 10% 15% 5% 10% 10%
19 3 -4 15% 20% 10% 15% 15%
20 3 -4 20% 25% 15% 18% 18%
21 4 -5 25% 30% 20% 20% 20%
22 4 -5 30% 35% 25% 23% 23%
23 4 -5 35% 40% 30% 25% 25%
24 5 -6 40% 45% 35% 30% 30%
25 5 -6 45% 50% 40% 35% 35%

Permanent dexterity boosts and penaltiesEdit

BoostsEdit

PenaltiesEdit

  • Machine of Lum the Mad, entering the wrong code may result in a loss of 1 dexterity point.
  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn in Hell, you can lose 1 points in dexterity in the test of Selfishness.

Dexterity boosting itemsEdit

Dexterity altering spellsEdit

  • Draw Upon Holy Might - increases your dexterity (as well as strength and constitution) by 1 per three cleric levels, 2nd level cleric spell. Also available as a good Bhaal power, though it is set to +2 and has a longer cast time.

SourcesEdit

  • Baldur's Gate Manual
  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn manual

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