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Baldur's Gate 3: Should You Turn Karmic Dice On Or Off?

Should you turn the controversial feature off or not?
Baldur's Gate 3: Should You Turn Karmic Dice On Or Off?

There are a lot of different settings in Baldur's Gate 3, and it'll take some tinkering to get used to. One of those settings is something called 'Karmic Dice', and it's been the subject of some debate over the month since its release. Is it worth keeping on? Or should you immediately turn it off? We take a look at what the setting is and what you should do.

What is Karmic Dice? Should you turn it on or off?

First off, Karmic Dice is a setting that manipulates dice rolls. Basically, if you consistently roll really badly, then the Karmic Dice setting will 'fudge' (manipulate) a roll so that you actually succeed once in a while. The thing is, this works both ways. If you do really well consistently, then the Karmic Dice will make you fail once in a while, and this also works for enemies, which can make combat harder in certain scenarios.

Turning it off will make everything truly random. It'll mean that your rolls will always be up to fate, and it'll make everything as close to actual tabletop Dungeons & Dragons as possible, but this can also screw up moments in the story that require a decent dice roll that otherwise might have been modified for you.

Depending on your outlook on Dungeons & Dragons and Baldur's Gate 3, you might want to turn it off just to keep everything as chaotic as possible. However, you can turn it on at any time if you feel like you just want to get lucky once in a while. If you've been having a really bad streak, then you'll want to switch them on.