Magma Mephit

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Magma Mephit
Magma Mephit Model.png
Level 3












Bg3 content hr.png
Creature Race Icon.png  Race Mephit
Creature Type Icon.png  Type Elemental
HP Icon.png  HP 12; 15T
Creature AC Icon.png  AC 11
Creature Speed Icon.png  Movement Speed 9m / 30ft
Creature Size Icon.png  Size Tiny
Weight Icon.png  Weight 4kg / 8lbs
Proficiency Icon.png  Proficiency Bonus +2
Initiative Icon.png  Initiative +1
Passive features
Fire Immunity.pngCold V.pngPoison R.png
Character information
Location The Adamantine Forge

Magma Mephits are a type of Elemental creature in Baldur's Gate 3. They explode in a burst of flames on death and can cast Heat Metal.

Attacks and Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Burning Claws Burning Claws

D4 Slashing.png 1d4 + 1 (2~5) Damage Types Slashing damage
D4 Fire.png 1d4 (1~4) Damage Types Fire damage

Lash out with burnin claws, dealing 1d4Damage TypesFire.

Generic Fire.webp

Fire Breath Fire Breath

D6 Fire.png 2d6 (2~12) Damage Types Fire damage (Dexterity Save to negate)

Exhale a cone of fire.

Generic Explosion.webp

Death Burst Death Burst

D6 Fire.png 2d6 (2~12) Damage Types Fire damage (Dexterity Save to halve)

Explode in a burst of fire.

Heat Metal.webp

Heat Metal Heat Metal

D8 Fire.png 2d8 (2~16) Damage Types Fire damage

Cause a metal weapon or armour to glow red-hot and force the wearer to let go or receive Disadvantage Icon.png Disadvantage on Attack rolls and Ability Checks.

Unique Traits[edit | edit source]

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Magma Mephits are quite weak individually, so they make up for it with their mobility with flight and attacking in large numbers. Considering their immunity to fire and ability to fly, they can use the environment to their advantage. Their fire breath attack can also created more hazardous terrain with Fire Surfaces, likely setting anyone stuck aflame as well. Even killing a Mephit will have them causing harm as their Death Burst can quickly stack up damage.

The best counter is to prepare for Damage Types fire damage. Using a Elixir of Fire Resistance with helve any fire damage and be immune to gainingBurningBurning} until your next long rest. Also, simply using a Bottle of Water to gain the WetWet is a simple and cheaper method for protection, though its short duration limits its use. It can at least serve as a mundane means to put out a party member that is on fire.

As for combat, spells and attacks that deal Damage Types cold is extreme potent against them with the spells Ray of Frost Ray of Frost and Ice Knife Ice Knife cheap yet effective means to kill them. Arrows of Ice are a more physical method to dealing said damage. Relying ranged attacks and spells overall is the best way to avoid damage from their short ranged Death Burst as well. Overall though, Mephits aren't too hard to hit and kill thanks to their low AC and HP.

Drops[edit | edit source]

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