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For the class action to transform into this creature, see Slayer (Class Action).

Slayer is a unique form that especially dedicated Bhaalspawn may assume in Baldur's Gate 3.

My Chosen. My Slayer. Violence incarnate. You will become a testament in blood.
— Bhaal awarding a dedicated Bhaalspawn for their unwavering favor.

Violence incarnate[edit | edit source]

The Slayer form is a powerful ability granted to the most dedicated follower of Bhaal. It usually appears as a form Orin the Red takes during her boss battle, and functions very similarly to Wild Shape or being Polymorphed. The user of the form takes on all the statistics of the Slayer, and all of their actions are replaced by the Slayer's own. With a powerful multiattack, a distance-closing leap, a devastating single attack, as well as an action that can inflict bleeding, the Slayer is an especially powerful form allowing the user to tear through their enemies with ease.

Background HauntedOne Icon.png Spoiler warning! This section reveals interactions with The Dark Urge.

It is possible for The Dark Urge to obtain this form during Act 2 by either killing Isobel, their lover, or the companion with the highest approval toward them. Alternatively, they can obtain this form during Act 3 by defeating Orin and accepting to become Bhaal's Chosen.

If they had already acquired the Slayer form before Act 3, The Dark Urge will be given the option to transform into it during their dialogue with Orin before their duel, in which case she will fight against them in her standard humanoid form. Conversely, access to the Slayer form will be permanently lost if The Dark Urge refuses to become Bhaal's Chosen after defeating Orin.

Attacks and Abilities[edit | edit source]



Multiattack Slayer.webp
D4 Slashing.png 1d4 (1~4) Damage TypesSlashing damage

D4 Slashing.png 1d4 (1~4) Damage TypesSlashing damage

D4 Slashing.png 1d4 (1~4) Damage TypesSlashing damage

D4 Slashing.png 1d4 (1~4) Damage TypesSlashing damage


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D10 Slashing.png 3d10 (3~30) Damage TypesSlashing damage
  • Slash open a foe's vital arteries. They start Bleeding Bleeding, and the ensuing gush continuously heals your wounds.


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  • Brand nearby creatures with a sinister mark so that their deaths make you harder to kill.
  • Marked targets are Dazed Dazed, and when they die, you gain +1 bonus to Armour Class Armour Class.
  • (v4.1.1.4251417) Let the Slaughter Begin will always grant only +1 bonus to Armour Class in total, no matter how many marked targets you kill. Also when losing this Bonus in combat it will instantly be reapplied again and will stay after combat even when leaving Slayer form.


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  • Leap sinuously and smash into your foes, possibly knocking them Prone Prone.

Bonus action and  Movement

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  • Fierce howls rise from your guts and wound nearby foes, possibly inflicting Bleeding Bleeding and Fearful Fearful.
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  • Dismiss your Slayer form and change back to your original form.

Known users of the Slayer form[edit | edit source]

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A few characters within the history of Baldur's Gate have gained the ability to use the form of the Slayer.

Previous appearances[edit | edit source]

The Slayer Form is a returning ability present in Baldur's Gate 2. It first appeared in Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn as an ability granted midway through the game.

The Slayer is only one of three avatars of Bhaal: a shapeshifting one called Kazgoroth, a human-sized one named the Slayer, and a giant named the Ravager. While only the Slayer appears within Baldur's Gate 3, the Ravager appears in Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal as the protagonist's "taint" due to being a Bhaalspawn, while Kazgoroth is a separate creature, described as either a minion or Avatar of Bhaal in some circumstances.

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