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Charisma is one of the six ability scores, a minimum natural score of 15 or 17 is required for druid and shadowdancer dual-class combinations.

Charisma, alongside with reputation, adjusts reaction – which influences interactions with NPCs, as well as modifying the purchase prices in stores. This score will also be checked (not shown in-game) during certain dialogues for various effects.

Scores table[]

The effect on prices when buying from merchants is handled differently in the original and Enhanced Editions of the games:

  • Originally, the charisma of the party member who initiates dialogue with the merchant is taken into account, just as in other situations.
  • In the Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition, the charisma of the character sitting on the uppermost portrait position, the current "party leader" in the area of the merchant, does count, no matter who's talking.

Note, that charisma has no effect when selling items.

The Charisma modifier is subtracted to the Reputation modifier, and the result is multiplied by the store's sell markup.

The full formula is:

Floor( Price * Floor(
        Store_sell_markup
        * (Reputation_mod - Charisma_mod)
        * 100
    ) / 100
)
  • Reputation_mod: Decimal number between 0.7 and 10
  • Charisma_mod: Decimal number between 0 and 0.25
  • Store_sell_markup: Decimal number between 0.99 and 2.5
  • Price: Positive integer, listed in the item's wiki article
  • Floor: Round down to the nearest integer, e.g. Floor(2.9) = 2 and Floor(-1.1) = -2

Example: A party with 8 reputation (Reputation_mod 1.2) and 16 charisma (Charisma_mod 0.05) will have an adjustment of 1.2 - 0.05 = 1.15, or 15% surcharge. Should the store sell at 150% (Store_sell_markup 1.5), the party will pay 1.72 times the Price, rounded down. (e.g. 8668gp for an item with a Price of 5040gp)

Charisma Reaction adjustment for the talking character Buying adjustment[1]
1 -10 0
2 -9
3 -8
4 -7
5 -6
6 -5
7 -4
8 -2
9 -1
10 0
11
12
13 +1
14 +2
15 +3
16 +4 -5%
17 -10%
18 +5 -15%
19 +8 -20%
20 +9 -25%
21 +10
22 +11
23 +12
24 +13
25 +14

Charisma score altering[]

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Permanent penalties[]

Temporary changes[]

Potions[]

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