Unsurprisingly, the boot category of gear in Baldur’s Gate 3 mostly impacts the player’s movement capabilities in one way or another. Whether they protect the wearer from debuffs, provide a movement boost in certain scenarios, or just give a flat athletics boost, these are the most common things players will encounter.
In Baldur’s Gate 3, there are, however, boots with additional abilities, clearly targeted either at certain playstyles or specific classes. In light of that, the best boots for each individual will depend on their play style. That being said, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the following options.
7 Boots Of Speed
Any Dungeons and Dragons player will know that in some cases, the rogue class can become quite overpowered, with all their damage-dodging and cunning action abilities. While this piece of equipment might not make the player feel godlike, it definitely will give them a taste.
These boots give the wearer a chance to double their movement speed on that turn. This is doubled if the character uses the dash ability, resulting in a total 4x increase movement speed. Players can get these boots by giving Thulla an antidote in the Underdark, in the Myconid colony. Alternatively, they can be purchased from Thulla if not received as a reward for curing her.
6 Disintegrating Night Walkers
There is a necklace in the game with similar effects; however, the Disintegrating Night Walkers are a much better choice. Unlike the necklace, these boots can be used three times per day, because they recharge during a short rest.
These boots offer the ability to avoid debuffs such as being enwebbed, entangled, or ensnared. And if that wasn’t enough, the wearer won’t slip on grease or ice either. These boots can be found at the Grymforge and are dropped by the True Soul Nere.
5 The Watersparkers
The Watersparkers are rare boots with two distinct abilities, which can give a player with good imagination a way to control the battlefield easily. First, the boots give the wearer 3 lightning charges if they start their turn on an electrified surface. Second, if the wearer stands in water during combat, the boots automatically electrify it the water surface.
So, if the wearer, for example, decides to create water under a group of enemies and then use “Misty Step” to teleport themselves into said water, then all the enemies in it are suddenly electrocuted. The boots are located in the Shattered Sanctum inside a gilded chest next to Minthara.
4 Springstep Boots
Another pair of boots that enhances the player’s movement (though potentially not as useful as the first two) are the Springstep Boots. The boots give the wearer the ability of “Swift Strides,” meaning that the wearer gains momentum for three turns. This increases the ground the wearer can cover by three meters.
To trigger the ability, the wearer must use dash or a similar sort of action during their turn in combat. The boots can be found in the Shattered Sanctum as well, in the treasure crates right behind Dror Ragzlin’s throne.
3 Linebreaker Boots
Linebreaker boots are great for situations when the player needs to add a little more oomph to their attacks. These rare boots offer the ability “Wrath.” It triggers as soon as the player dashes or takes a similar action during their turn in combat and lasts for three turns.
“Wrath” offers a +1 bonus to melee damage done. Sadly, however, there are other pieces of equipment that offer the same ability, such as the Cap of Wrath and Bloodguzzler Garb, the bonuses do not stack. It would be prudent not to waste the slots, so use one slot to gain thw “Wrath” ability and the rest for other buffs. These boots can be found in the Worg Pens, in the Shattered Sanctum and are dropped by Beastmaster Zurk.
2 The Speedy Lightfeet
These rare boots offer wearers the ability to gain three lightning charges as soon as they dash or use a similar action during their turn of combat. They also offer a +1 to athletics. The one issue with these boots is the fact that they are medium armor. This might not be useful to some characters, like rogues, who do not have medium armor proficiency, and thus gain a disadvantage on stealth while wearing them.
Still, in case these boots sound useful, they can be found inside a heavy chest, under the mill in the Blighted Village. The mill can be accessed through a wooden hatch.
1 Boots Of Brilliance
The Boots of Brilliance might just be one the most useful pieces of equipment in the game. It offers the ability for the wearer to restore a point of Bardic Inspiration. These Bardic Inspiration points can be the difference between life and death, and can save the player from awful rolls.
Bardic Inspiration inspires a character to add a 1d6 to their attack roll, ability check, or a saving throw. That ability increases if a bard character has reached level five to a 1d8, and all the way to 1d10 if the bard is level ten. Is it overpowered? Yes. Does it matter? Not really. The boots can be found inside a mimic chest at the Grymforge.
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