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Wisdom is one of the six ability scores, a minimum natural score of 15 or 17 is required for cleric and druid dual-class combinations.

It's very important for clerics and druids, as a high wisdom grants extra spell slots per spelllevel, the bonuses are cumulative, eg. a cleric with 15 wisdom will have two extra level 1 spellslots plus one extra level 2 spellslot. Rangers and paladins do not gain such bonus – their spell slots are determined solely by their level.

Although having high wisdom is not as important for wizards, it is still useful for getting the best results from Wish and Limited Wish.

For non-caster classes, wisdom combined with intelligence only adds a bonus to lore bonus.

11 wisdom and 18 dexterity is also required to wear the Corthala Family Armor in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Enhanced Edition.

Having a high wisdom also helps surviving wisdom drain caused by Kachiko's Wakizashi sold by Joluv in BGII(SoA)BGII:EE(SoA) longer, although the weapon can only be used by party members.

Though the original manuals suggest otherwise, it is worth noting that magic defence adjustment and spell failure % were not implemented in the games. So wisdom does not affect saving throws or a characters spell failure %.

Scores tableEdit

Wisdom

Cumulative extra spell slots per spelllevel for cleric, druid

Lore adj
1-6 -20
7-9 -10
10-12
13 1st
14 1st
15 2nd +3
16 2nd +5
17 3rd +7
18 4th +10
19 1st, 4th +12
20 2nd, 4th +15
21 3rd, 5th +20
22 4th, 5th +25
23 5th, 5th +30
24 6th, 6th +35
25 6th, 7th +40

Permanent wisdom boostsEdit

Tomes of Understanding, three in total in Baldur's Gate (game) and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

  • One can be found in Durlag's Tower.
  • Another one can be found in the Underground passages below Candlekeep
  • One can be found during the quest to remove the poison from your body which was injected by Marek, but it's required in to complete the quest. However you can kill/pickpocket the priestess you are meant to give it to without consequence.
  • In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, one point of wisdom can be gained when offering the last Tear of Bhaal in Hell.
  • Machine of Lum the Mad in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
  • The Star card from The Deck of Many Things: Grants +1 to your wisdom if you are a Cleric, Druid, Fighter/Cleric, Cleric/Thief, Fighter/Druid or Cleric/Ranger.

Wisdom altering itemsEdit

Temporary wisdom altering itemsEdit

Wisdom altering spellsEdit

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