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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Change Dice Skin

Here's how to change dice skin in Baldur's Gate 3 to get a custom look.

There are a ton of ways to make Baldur’s Gate 3 your own. The extensive character creation suite at the beginning of Larian’s epic CRPG is just one of them. Choosing your origin, race, and cantrips is another. Still, one pertains to a quintessential DnD staple. As such, you may be wondering how to change dice skin in BG3 to affect their look.

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How to Change Dice Skins in Baldur’s Gate 3

To change your dice skin in Baldur’s Gate 3, perform a dice roll (skill check), click the purple dice icon in the bottom left of the screen, and click any option to swap them out. Do this each time you want to interchange them.

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The dice roll prompt appears at different points throughout the game, such as when you must make a decision that requires the use of your skills. These are typically things like Intimidation or Persuasion checks, for example. My first roll came when I encountered Gimblebock near the chapel after the game’s prologue sequence, but there’s also one when you first encounter Shadowheart. Sometimes you’ll roll a natural, other times a critical failure — or something in between.

It’s important to note that you can’t swap dice skins in any of the game’s menus, nor can you do so outside of a dice roll at all. So if you want to adjust them, you’ll need to wait until your next check. Interchanging colors and styles doesn’t affect gameplay in any way. It’s purely aesthetic.

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How to Get More Dice Skins in BG3

Right now, there aren’t any ways to get more dice skins in Baldur’s Gate 3. I haven’t come across them as loot, nor have I found them in shops or at vendors. Another writer I spoke to with 10 hours in the game said they hadn’t found any either. It’s possible there will be DLC variants released by Larian in the future, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Currently, there are three dice skins in BG3:

  • Scuffed Metal
  • Dragonflame Red
  • Behir Blue

Two of those dice skins are DLC content, coming from the Collector’s Edition (Scuffed Metal) and Digital Deluxe Edition (Dragonflame Red) of the game. Behir Blue is the base game’s coloration.

While you may not want to shell out $270 for the Collector’s Edition for a different decoration (it’s sold out anyway; I looked), the Digital Deluxe Edition is only a $10 upgrade and includes a lot of other goodies alongside the Dragonflame Red variant.

Why Aren’t My Baldur’s Gate 3 Dice Skins Showing Up?

If you’re trying to change dice skins but don’t see them showing up, be sure to check that you’ve downloaded the necessary DLC. I received a Digital Deluxe code from Larian for the purpose of guides like these, and the DLC downloaded separately (as expected). However, it’s possible that it’s hung up for you for some reason, so be sure to check if there’s an update.

That’s how to change dice skin in Bladur’s Gate 3. It’s very straightforward now that you know where to look. There are some issues with the DLC appearing in-game, with some not even seeing the option in the bottom left corner. I’ll update this article when I (or the community) find a solution. For more tips and tricks, such as how to turn Karmic Dice off, head over to our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides hub.


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