Revamping Your Character in Baldur's Gate 3: A Breakdown of the Magic Mirror

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Revamping Your Character in Baldur's Gate 3: A Breakdown of the Magic Mirror

For all the hardcore fans of Baldur's Gate 3, the much-anticipated Patch 3 has brought a feature that many players have been eagerly awaiting. The latest update from Larian's critically acclaimed turn-based CRPG game now allows you to change your character's appearance mid-game, a feature that was unavailable upon its initial release. This excellent addition provides an opportunity to freshen up your avatar's look, whether for personal preference or to woo your in-game romance candidate. As the campaign can span hundreds of hours, this new feature offers a breath of fresh air for players. Today, we will break the Magic Mirror feature and guide you on how to change your appearance in-game.

Getting Started with the Magic Mirror

To alter your character's appearance, you need to head to your campsite and find the Magic Mirror. This mirror isn't just a decoration, it's your gateway to a whole new persona. This magical item is a permanent fixture and can be used indefinitely without any cost, providing the player with the freedom to experiment with their character's looks.

What Can Be Modified?

The Magic Mirror allows you to adjust various aspects of your character's appearance. Here are the features you can play around with:

  • Facial appearance
  • Hair style
  • Eye color
  • Voice type
  • Identity
  • Scars
  • Tattoos
  • Accessories

For characters that have additional customizable features, like tieflings and their horns, these can be adjusted both in terms of style and color. The extent of your modifications can be as subtle or drastic as you want, depending on your desired aesthetic.

The Mirror’s Limitations

Despite the freedom the Magic Mirror offers, there are certain limitations in place. First and foremost, you can't change your character's race or subrace, as these have significant implications on your character's stats. Additionally, you cannot change your character's body type. Once you've chosen a body type at the beginning of your campaign, you're stuck with it for the duration of the game.

It's also worth mentioning that this feature is not available for Origin characters or companions - it solely caters to the newly-created and original characters at the start of each campaign.

In Summary

Despite the limitations, the addition of the Magic Mirror is a game-changer. It provides players with the flexibility to alter their characters' appearance, a feature that has been highly requested by the Baldur's Gate 3 community. So, if you've been longing for a makeover, the Magic Mirror is here to grant your wishes. Happy customizing!

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