Baldurs Gate 3 Astral Touched Tadpole Guide

How to unlock Displacer Beast in Baldur’s Gate 3


Beyond the astronomic amount of paths the narrative can take in Baldur’s Gate 3 lies the equally staggering list of skills and powers. Some are fun and take some inventiveness to make the most of, while others are overpowered super-skills. Unlocking the Displacer Beast in Baldur’s Gate 3 feels overpowered because it is. Here’s how you can unlock it for your character.

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How to unlock Displacer Beast

The Displacer Beast in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a relic from Dungeons & Dragons introduced way back in 1975. It looks like a puma with the same tentacles you see on the Illithid coming from its shoulders. The feline transformation is able to deliver some serious damage and very high avoidance moves. Once your Displacer Beast form is dropped to 0 HP, you revert back to your original form.

Evolve into a Half-Illithid

How to unlock Displacer Beast in Baldur's Gate 3

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To unlock the Displacer Beast in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must first accept the Atral Touched Tadpole from the Illithid. You will get this option at the end of Act 2. Making the decision to take this path is up to you, and you can read about the pros and cons here. Once you have decided to evolve into a Half-Illithid, you can work towards unlocking the Displacer Beat.

To reach the Displacer Beat skill in the Illithid tree, you must first unlock Psionic Overload and then the Stage Fright option. Then you will have access to the Displacer Beast.

The power of the Displacer Beast

The power of this big cat is not to be sniffed at. When you transform into the Displacer Beast, you gain 85HP, Strength 18, Dexterity 15, and Constitution 16. The Displacer Beast also has some pretty great attacks up its sleeve.

  • Tentacle Whip – 2d6+4 bludgeoning + 2d6 piercing damage.
  • Displace – Teleport you and a teammate to a new location.
  • Illusory Copy – Create a copy of yourself that can also attack.

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