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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 tableEdit

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 modification on shop prices provided by Reputation is added to the one provided by charisma and applied as one adjustment. So a party with 8 reputation and 16 charisma will have an adjustment of +20 - 5 = 15% surcharge.

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 Edit

Permanent boosts Edit

Temporary changes Edit

Potions Edit

Equipment Edit

  • Ring of Human Influence
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    (Set to 18)
  • Helm of the Noble +1
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    (+1)
  • Nymph Cloak
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    (+2)
  • Algernon's Cloak
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    (+2)
  • Blade of Roses
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    This icon indicates content from all games of the second Baldur's Gate installment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
    (+2)
  • Plate of Balduran
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    This icon indicates content from all games of the second Baldur's Gate installment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
    (+1)
  • Sensate Amulet
    BGIlogoonly
    This icon indicates content from all games of the first Baldur's Gate installment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits.
    (+2)
  • Axe of Hrothgar
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    This icon indicates content from all games of the second Baldur's Gate installment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
    (+1)
  • The Iron Thorn
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    (-4)
  • Orc Leather
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    (-2)
  • Boots of the West
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    (+1)
  • Silver Dragon Scale
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    (-2)
  • Cloak of Dragomir
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    (-4)
  • Korkorran's Cowl
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    (-3)
  • Ox-Tail Belt
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    This icon indicates content from all games of the second Baldur's Gate installment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
    (-2)
  • T'rachie's Plate +5
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    This icon indicates content from all games of the second Baldur's Gate installment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
    (-5)

Spells Edit

BugsEdit

  • In BGEE (and possibly others), there seems to be a bonus 0.33% added to the buying adjustment for the adjustments that end in 5. So, instead of getting 5/15/25% off, you get 5.33/15.33/25.33% off.

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