Baldur’s Gate 3 Momentum Explained

If you need the Baldur’s Gate 3 Momentum effect explained, we’re here to help. It doesn’t seem to do a lot on the surface, but it’s actually a really useful thing. In this guide, we will tell you what Momentum actually does and list a few pieces of equipment that grant you the effect. Let’s get straight into it, shall we?

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Momentum Explained

What is Momentum in Baldur’s Gate 3

Momentum is an equipment feature in Baldur’s Gate 3, which means that it is a passive effect that certain pieces of equipment grant to the character wielding them. It’s not enough to just have them in your inventory; you have to actually have them on the character. What Momentum in particular does is grant you an extra three meters of movement. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can be a huge advantage if used right. You lose the effect when prone, incapacitated, slowed down or restrained. It makes sense; it’s a magical feature that can’t “survive” when you’re immobilized. The gear that gives you Momentum includes the Haste Helm, Spurred Band, Chain of Liberation, Springstep Boots and the Speedy Reply Scimitar.

And there you go, that’s what Momentum is in Baldur’s Gate 3. Now, there might be certain character abilities that grant you the same effect; I don’t know for certain. Let me know in the comments if that’s the case. Also, there could be more items that give Momentum once the full game launches. You can always check by hovering over a piece of equipment and checking what they offer. By the way, you can press T to lock the tooltip, and then you can click on the abilities to check what they do. But you won’t have to do so for Momentum, because now you know what it does: it provides three more meters of movement. That can help you escape a sticky situation, or it can allow you to maneuver around the battlefield with more efficiency.

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