This item appears in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

Tomes of Understanding are magical tomes that increase the character ability of Wisdom by one point (up to a maximum of 25) and are consumed when the point is added.



A typical Tome of Understanding contains a sober, if dry analysis of legal battles, historic events, government policies, philosophical treatises and theories of magic and metaphysics. While rarely interesting to anyone outside of their already well-educated niche market, it is said that some such tomes have even added a single point to the Wisdom of certain half-ogres. Such marvels, however are the product of a potent magic placed upon the tome as it is being written. Unfortunately, the same magic causes the tome to disappear after a single use.