Baldur’s Gate 3 - How to trade

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Two characters stood together in a field in Baldur's Gate 3.

Inventory management in RPGs can be a chore, but Baldur’s Gate 3 simplifies the process by allowing you to trade whenever you want in seconds. Knowing how to trade in Baldur’s Gate 3 is very important, as you can use treat your Companions’ inventories as portable stashes.

Trading has various uses in the game, as you can give consumables or gear items to Companions whenever they need them. If a player is downed, you can take their Scroll of Revivify and get them back into the fight instantly even if you don’t have a scroll of your own.

Before we go over how the trading system works in Baldur’s Gate 3, we recommend checking out our list of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 weapons. We also have a guide on the Wrath mechanic that you will run into frequently during the game’s combat. Lastly, you can check out the best Baldur's Gate 3 builds for all classes.

A character casting a spell using a sword in Baldur's Gate 3.
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How to trade in Baldur’s Gate 3 with Companions

You can trade whenever you want in Baldur’s Gate 3. Whether you are in the middle of an action or during combat, the inventory and trade options are accessible. If a Companion is downed, their items can still be accessed by other party members. To start a trade:

  • Open the Inventory menu. The default key bind on the PC is “I”
  • From the Inventory UI, right-click on any item that you want to transfer
  • Choose the “Send To” option and select the party member you want to transfer the item to
  • You can click on other characters’ inventories and send items to your character

You should ideally have a Scroll of Revivify on each of your characters, which can help you revive them. Having Potions that can heal you is also important as non-Cantrip spells do not have infinite charges. Whenever you run into a vendor that sells Potions, we recommend getting all of your characters to purchase a few potions for emergency purposes.

There is a limit to how many items you can carry in Baldur’s Gate 3, and if all of your characters’ inventories are full you can start sending unimportant items to the camp. There is a Stash in the camp that can have seemingly infinite items so all you need to do is open the Inventory button, right-click on an item, and click on the Send to Camp option. You will be able to view your Stash the next time you interact with it at the camp.

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Do remember that if you tell any of your companions to wait for you at the camp, they will retain their inventory. Their items will not disappear if they become inactive members of your party, so remember to take any important items from them before telling them to stay in the camp.

You now know how to trade in Baldur’s Gate 3, and we hope you enjoy discovering new items during your journey. For more content, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 release time countdown to know when you can start playing the game. We also have a character creation guide if you have not decided which class you want to pick yet.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Baldur's Gate page.