Baldur's Gate 3 - How to sheathe weapon

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A character with a sheathed sword in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Looking for information on how to sheathe weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3? Well then look no further, as this guide will assist you regarding properly sheathing your weapons.

Fans will be soon able to jump into the adventurous journey of Baldur's Gate 3. To thrive in this epic journey, you'll need to learn a few skills, including how to sheathe your weapon properly. Whether it's a sharp sword or a mighty staff, knowing how to safely store your weapon is crucial for survival.

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How to sheathe weapon in Baldur’s Gate 3

To sheathe weapons in Baldur Gate 3, you can follow two approaches. The first one is to press the 'U' key. Although this is the default keybinding for sheathing weapons, pressing it will switch to a bow and your weapon will be carried to the back.

Another approach is click on the backpack icon, or press the 'I' key on your keyboard to open your character's inventory. Within the inventory, locate the weapon you wish to sheathe. Click and drag the weapon icon to the designated weapon slot in your inventory screen.

Upon dragging the weapon to the weapon slot, it should automatically be sheathed. You may also need to right-click on the weapon and choose the Sheathe option.

Your weapon is now sheathed, and you can safely navigate the world of Baldur's Gate 3 without posing a threat to yourself or others.

Keep in mind that sheathing your weapons is a simple but essential action that ensures your character's safety when not engaged in combat. Furthermore, If combat arises again, you can easily draw your weapon by clicking or using the default weapon key.

What is weapon sheathing in Baldur's Gate 3?

Weapon sheathing has always been a subject of debate within the RPG genre community. While some games have received praise for their implementation, others have faced equal criticism.

In the case of Baldur's Gate 3, players are expressing discontent with the characters sheathing their weapons on their backs. They believe that this approach suits long weapons such as greatswords and staffs, but appears lacklustre for smaller items like daggers and torches.

Many players feel that a mixed approach would be more visually appealing, with long weapons placed on the back and short ones hanging from the hips.

As the gaming community continues to share feedback, the developers have an opportunity to refine and improve the sheathing mechanics, ensuring that Baldur's Gate 3 resonates more closely with the player's vision.


Overall, sheathing weapons is fine and looks cool, but you must know extra weapons handling skill to thrive in combat. One such is carrying double weapons which you can do so by learning how to dual wield in Baldur's Gate 3.

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