How to revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3

Cheat death and survive the hairiest combat encounters by learning how to revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3, so you can keep your favorite companions alive.

A sorcerer has revived a character in Baldur's Gate 3. The bard's soul is returning to his body.

How do I revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3? Death is a constant hazard in Baldur’s Gate 3, and we don’t need to tell you that it should be avoided at all costs. You can perform a Death Saving Throw up to three times after your character is downed in order to revive them. A successful roll stabilizes them with one hit point, though they remain unconscious, while three failed rolls result in their death.

However, you don’t just have to rely entirely on luck to revive characters in BG3. Of course, choosing the best Baldur’s Gate 3 builds, including the best races and classes, can certainly help to limit the chances of a crippling defeat in combat. However, there are also several options to pull them from the brink of death – from in-game items and turn-based actions to an unlikely NPC that can patch up your party once the battle is over. Here’s how you can resurrect your companions in Baldur’s Gate 3.

This is the Talkative Skeleton who can revive your Baldur's Gate characters. His skin is rotting and he has gold on his face.

How to revive characters

You can revive characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 by performing the ‘Help’ Action in combat during a Death Saving Throw, using a Scroll of Revivify, or speaking to Withers back at your camp.

The ‘Help’ Action

You have a chance to revive downed characters in combat by using the ‘Help’ Action during another character’s turn. This immediately restores your fallen ally to full consciousness, albeit with a single hit point.

Scroll of Revivify

Simply select the Scroll of Revivify from your inventory when needed and cast the spell to resurrect your fallen Baldur’s Gate 3 companion within its area of effect. Characters revived in this manner only have one hit point, so be sure to follow the Scroll of Revivify up with a healing potion – or a quick spell from a relevant class, such as a Cleric or Bard.

Scrolls of Revivify are extremely valuable, and therefore quite difficult to come by. You can expect to receive one by completing the Escape the Nautiloid quest, with a further chance to earn them during later Baldur’s Gate 3 quests and as random loot drops. You can purchase a Scroll of Revivify from Roah Moonglow in Shattered Sanctum, Cyrel at the Tollhouse on The Risen Road, or Arron at The Hollow in Druid Grove – or pickpocket them, if you’re a little loose on morals.


If your character has already failed their Death Saving Throws and you’re out of Scrolls of Revivify, don’t panic. You can also speak to Withers to revive characters back at your Baldur’s Gate 3 camp, though that does require you to survive the combat encounter that’s giving you trouble in order to fast travel back. Withers can resurrect your companion for 200 Gold, so don’t come to him empty-handed.

Now that you know how to revive your fallen characters in Baldur’s Gate 3, we highly recommend checking out the Baldur’s Gate 3 status effects to watch out for if you’re looking to avoid death in the future. There are also plenty of BG3 spells and traits that can also prevent a swift death, so be sure to keep them to hand as you explore Faerun.