Baldur’s Gate 3: Great Weapon Master [Feat Unlock]

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Great Weapon Master in Baldur's Gate 3
Great Weapon Master in Baldur's Gate 3

Great Weapon Master is a feat you can unlock by leveling up your class to level 4. This Feat is mainly recommended for close-range melee builds and is available for all classes. Moreover, using it will make your character more proficient with heavy two-handed melee weapons.

Key Takeaways

  • The Great Weapon Master in Baldur’s Gate 3 can be toggled on or off for each attack in the passives skills menu. The Passive Skills menu can be located at the bottom of the screen.
  • This skill can only activate when the player performs a melee attack on an enemy. Killing the enemy also triggers the skill.
  • You will notice an icon on your skills’ bottom right side when you kill or perform a critical hit on an enemy. That means you have successfully activated the Great Weapon Master skill.
  • When activation conditions are met, you will be granted a chance to perform a second melee attack. You can perform the second melee attack on any nearby enemy.
  • If heavy two-handed weapons are used in the attack, you will gain a bonus of +10 damage in your attack with a -5 Attack Roll penalty.

At level 4, you unlock Feats, which grants extra Active and Passive skills options. You will find the Great Weapon Master skill in the passive skills menu. Furthermore, you will be awarded four Feat points, so use them to unlock The Great Weapon Master skill.

Baldur's Gate 3 Great Weapon Master Feat
Great Weapon Master Feat (Image Credit: Gamesual)

Using Great Weapon Master

You can activate this Feat from the Passive Skills Menu at the bottom of the screen. Furthermore, it remains accessible whether you are in combat or not.

Passive Skills Menu in Baldur's Gate 3
Passive Skills Menu (Image Credit: Gamesual)

When the Feat has been toggled on, the player needs to perform a critical hit on the enemy or kill the enemy, preferably with a heavy two-handed weapon. Furthermore, a second melee attack can be performed on any nearby enemy after conditions have been met successfully. Stats for Great Weapon Master are given below.

Great Weapon MasterGrants +10 Attack dmg but gives -5 Attack Roll penalty.

Two-handed weapons do more damage with the Great Weapon Master skill. Hence, I recommend you use heavy two-handed weapons for this skill to make it work more efficiently. See the image below for reference:

Great Weapon Master Skill Description
Great Weapon Master Description (Image Credit: Gamesual)

Recommended Stats

This Feat might be available to all Classes, but one must have a high-strength character to use it effectively.

Additionally, it has been tested on a character with low strength stat, and I realized very quickly that the activation conditions for the Feat were not being met very often, so we used it with a high-strength character. Hence we used this Feat in every fight.

Furthermore, we found the best stats for this skill. We recommend the following stats.

Strength 18

This is all you need to know about the Great Weapon Master in Baldur’s Gate 3. Lastly, if you find this guide helpful, please make sure to give our other guides a read as well:

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