Gathering gold in Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. The availability of items to find and the gold carried by vendors is somewhat limited.
But is that really the case? After a long rest, certain vendors restock their goods and gold, presenting a chance for you to acquire more.
At times, coins are scarce, leading you to occasionally trade swords for potions.
Regardless, there’s always a method to amass gold in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Ways to Acquire More Gold
There are a few strategies to maximize your gold, mainly involving stealing from others, looting enemies, or selling items.
Gather Everything and Sell It Later
Remember to collect anything you come across.
I mean absolutely everything – cups, plates, remnants of foes, crates, empty bottles, spoiled food, weapons, and whatever else you encounter.
Even books and letters can be converted into gold later. While it might appear insignificant initially, this approach efficiently accumulates gold pieces.
Imagine gathering 30 silver goblets from many different areas that you have visited.
You could amass enough gold to purchase a decent magic armor or even some spell scrolls containing spells you don’t know yet.
It might also be a good idea to check the BG3’s crafting system. Chances are, you can make some potions you will never use. Those can grant you some gold, too.
Looting Enemies for Gold and Items
Another avenue for procuring gold and valuable items is by looting defeated enemies. After emerging victorious from battles, remember to search the remains of your adversaries.
These fallen foes often carry coins, trinkets, and equipment that can be sold for gold. The spoils of battle can yield a surprising amount of wealth, contributing to your financial prowess.
Just remember that, much like in the world of merchants, thoroughness is also crucial here. Don’t forget to examine each and every little spot of the battlefield to ensure you don’t miss out on potential gains.
Steal and Pickpocket
Despite your best efforts, certain NPCs might grow suspicious of your thefts. Some NPCs might tail you and transfer pilfered items into their inventory.
These NPCs might even fit entire chests into their inventory, and succeeding in a D20 roll to swipe a chest without detection can be quite challenging.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that vendors have the potential to replenish some of their stock after a long rest, presenting you with the opportunity to pickpocket them once more for additional gains.