Baldur's Gate 3 - How to use Mage Hand

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In this guide, we're going to talk about how to use Mage Hand in Baldur's Gate 3. Spells from Dungeons and Dragons have become some of the most iconic and quintessential aspects of RPGs. But one of those spells is both iconic and rarely duplicated, and that is Mage Hand.

If you've played Dungeons and Dragons in the past, then you'll know that different classes have access to different kinds of spells. Some of these spells cost spell slots, and some don't. So where does Mage Hand fall into all this? Read on and we'll break it all down.

While you're here, why not check out some of our other Baldur's Gate 3 guides, like our guide on if you can be a Dragonborn, our guide to editing your hotbar, and the best mods for Baldur's Gate 3.

What is Mage Hand in Baldur's Gate 3?

Similarly to the tabletop RPG Dungeons and Dragons, Mage Hand is a cantrip spell. It's from the Conjuration school of magic and it takes an action to use, and it also has a cast range of 18 metres. But it does require concentration to keep going, so typically this is going to be utilised outside of combat.

Who can use Mage Hand in Baldur's Gate 3?

Mage Hand and other conjuration spells are typically learned by a select few classes. Therefore, here are the classes that can learn this handy cantrip.

  • Bard (Colleges of Lore and Valour)
  • Sorcerer
  • Warlock
  • Wizard
  • Eldritch Knight

How to use Mage Hand in Baldur's Gate 3

Firstly, as far as actually using Mage Hand, it's quite easy to do. You simply need to cast the spell from your hot bar. Then once the Mage Hand is conjured, you can have it do a number of different things. It can interact with the environment and can move light and medium objects. It can also use the shove and throw actions.


So that's all there is to it! Mage Hand is an incredibly useful tool in Dungeons and Dragons, and now you'll know how to use it in Baldur's Gate 3 too. There are sure to be plenty of creative and useful situations where this cantrip will come in handy, so be sure to be on the lookout for those.

While you're here, be sure to check out our other Baldur's Gate 3 guides, like our guide to character creation in Baldur's Gate 3, our guide to reviving characters in Baldur's Gate 3, as well as our full Baldur's Gate 3 race tier list.

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