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.
- Chanthalas Ulbright has one in The Lady's House, Baldur's Gate West. This is meant for the quest Marek and Lothander. Note: it is possible to complete the quest and keep the tome.
- In the Candlekeep Catacombs on the first floor. After fighting Phlydia 's doppelganger, go down the left hallway & then take the first left. Watch out for traps. It is in a locked square container which also has a trap on it. (Note: I was unable to open the lock with a strength of 21, but 24 opened it)
- 3rd floor of Durlag's Tower.
|“||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.||”|