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Scratch's Gift: The Canine Charmer of Baldur's Gate 3

As you traverse the treacherous lands of Act 1, Scratch becomes a faithful companion, joining your Camp and providing endless joy with his wagging tai...

Jordan Gerblick Jan 22, 2024
Scratch's Gift: The Canine Charmer of Baldur's Gate 3

As you traverse the treacherous lands of Act 1, Scratch becomes a faithful companion, joining your Camp and providing endless joy with his wagging tail and affectionate demeanor. And while he may occasionally lead you into some comically disastrous situations during Honor Mode runs, his presence is undeniably worth it.

But Scratch's charm extends beyond his lovable nature. In a heartwarming twist, he occasionally presents you with gifts he's found around the Camp. One lucky player, as shared by Reddit user qqruz123 on the BaldursGate3 subreddit, received a particularly fitting and useful item from Scratch—a Potion of Animal Speaking.

This extraordinary elixir functions just like the powerful spell Speak With Animals, granting the imbiber the ability to understand and communicate with creatures of the animal kingdom until their next Long Rest. Can you imagine the adorable thought process behind Scratch's decision to find a potion that would enable him to have conversations with you? It's enough to make your heart melt!

However, Scratch's thoughtful gift has sparked speculation among other players regarding their own presents from this canine connoisseur. "He gave me a rope, so I'm not sure what he was trying to convey," shared one player, prompting fellow commenters to ponder whether Scratch yearned for a friendly game of tug-of-war or had darker implications in mind.

In Scratch's defense, he does utter the heartwarming words, "All I know is I thought of you when I saw it," when you activate the Speak with Animals ability. Nevertheless, we must remember that Scratch possesses an Intelligence score of 3, so it's best not to take his associations too personally. After all, even the most eloquent of compliments can emerge from the mind of a dog.

As we continue our grand adventures in Baldur's Gate 3, let us cherish the presence of Scratch, the four-legged hero who reminds us of the simple joys in life. May his unwavering loyalty and endearing gestures serve as a beacon of light in our perilous journeys through this fantastical realm.


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