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There are hundreds of Potions and Elixirs in Baldur’s Gate 3 that provide huge bonus effects. So, find out the best elixir potions that you should use.

Just like other RPGs, Baldur’s Gate 3 has a lot of consumables. Major consumables are spells and magical potions. The major BG 3 potions include Elixir. You can drink these potions to gain some temporary buffs during battles. Potions can be acquired from merchants, traders and other NPCs. You can also unlock Elixir potions from side-quests in the game. 

Magical potions provide all types of buffs that allow you to gain extra damage bonus, dice rolls and defense stats. There are plenty of elixirs for every class and race. You can use potions that will suit your classes and their playing styles. Here are the best elixirs and potions of Baldur’s Gate 3 and ways to unlock them.

All Elixirs and Potions in Baldur’s Gate 3!

Magical potions work wonders in BG3 combat and boss battles. You have to craft some Potions in Alchemy to use them for combat. While the remaining potions can be used directly as well. Here are the best potions and elixirs to use in all acts of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Elixir of Silvanus

This powerful Elixir potion is dropped by the NPC, Nettie in Enclaved Library. Complete the Druid Grove questline, Removing the Parasite, and get this as a reward. To craft this potion, you also have to get Cauldron of Boiling Theriac and Mugwort Bundle. Use this potion that’s even gotten the blessings of Oak Father, to cure Nettie’s Poison.

Goodberry Potion

Baldur's Gate 3 elixir

This potion can be crafted using the Goodberry spell. You can use this to regain 1D Hitpoints. As described by the makers, Goodberry is a Plump and juicy potion, this berry exudes a soothing, sweet smell and can be used only once. This also provides +1 Camp Supplies item.

Potion of Lightning Resistance

This potion increases your resistance to lightning damage type and it works until a long rest. It also causes a tingling sensation. You will also be immune to effects like silence and shocking

Elixir of Lightning Resistance

This can be crafted using Salts of Copper Shavings and any Suspension. Copper Shavings can be used to craft Salts of Copper Shavings. This potion again increases your energy and resistance against lightning damage.

Potion of Speed

Unlock this potion drink from the merchant Roah Moonglow and Cyrel. Reach Harper Cache in Ravaged Beach. The coordinates are X 143, Y 280. Collect the potion and craft it with Ashes of Hyena Ear and Salt. You can get this elixir from the corpse of Mind Flayer enemies as well. Use this potion to gain the Haste spell for 3 turns and Exhausted status effects for one round

Potion of Force Resistance

To get this, you have to reach the hollow in Druid Grove and meet NPC merchants Aunty Ethel and Arron. You will be resistant against force damage and it increases by 50% as well. This works until a long rest.

Potion of Healing

Secure this common Elixir potion from Humanoid enemies. Salts of Rogue’s Morsel and Salt are required to craft it. Drink this to get extra hp and it also works when Thrown action is used. This also recovers 2d4+2 HP during any combat.

Elixir of Arcane Cultivation

You can get this from the trader called Stonemason Kith at Rocky Crevice and Underground Passage. You will require a Sublimate and Vitriol called Vitriol of Weavemoss to craft this. Craft X3 Weavemoss to get the Vitriol recipe. This elixir provides an additional spell slot. Also, the effects of other elixirs will be replaced once you drink this potion.

Greater Elixir of Arcane Cultivation

An uncommon potion elixir that’s crafted using Suspension of Laculite and Vitriol. You will get an additional level 2 Spell slot and effects of other elixirs will be negated. Level 2 spells are powerful and this potion is highly recommended.

Tadpole Elixir 

You have to collect three Tongue of Madness, a pink colored tongue-like quest item. It also resembles a lotus flower. Grab 3 of this quest item and craft the potion. Tongue of Madness increases your defense and hp. Also, this mushroom enhances your tongue  effects and stats.

Elixir of Vigilance

This uncommon potion can be crafted using Sublimate of Bloodstained Hook with Ashes. Drinking this potion instantly provides +5 bonus to Initiative action. You will not be affected by the surprised effects and your other elixir effects will be replaced as well.

Elixir of Viciousness

Elixir of Viciousness is a rare elixir potion that can be crafted using Vitriol of Shadowroot Sac and Ashes. This syrupy liquid is best used to increase your critical hits at the expense of other elixir effects when drunk. You can land huge critical effects on targets and win battles at ease.

Elixir of Cold Resistance

This makes you stronger against cold damage till you take a long rest. This potion is dropped by enemies or you can even get from chests. An effective elixir potion in Baldur’s Gate III that can be used in cold elemental surfaces and locations.

Elixir of Acid Resistance

This potion helps you tackle foes that throw acid potions or deal acid damage. You will be resistant for more than an hour after drinking the potion. Defeat elite level enemies to collect this potion a free reward.

Elixir of Hill Giant Strength

Extract Salts of Giant Fingernails and mix it with any suspension to craft this potion. Use this magical elixir to gain strength ability score more than 21. The effects will remain intact until a long rest.

Elixir of Peerless Focus 

This multi-use uncommon potion helps you gain advantage on concentration waves and charm effects. Craft it using Sublimate of Belladonna and ashes. You can’t take a long rest with this potion and every other elixir effects will be removed

Elixir of Darkvision 

Extract x3 Crystalline Lens and craft this spell to explore dark locations and gain Darkvision up to 15m. Also, you can use the level 2 transmutation school spell Darkvision to craft this and also you can cast it with this to gain some temporary buffs.

Elixir of Psychic Resistance

This is a very rare potion that’s crafted with a Suspension of Cerebrospinal Fluid along with any Sublimate. You can craft the recipe using x3 Intellect Devourer Cerebellum. This helps you gain psychic damage resistance for one hour

Elixir of the Colossus 

This uncommon elixir is used to increase your size. All your weapons will deal extra 1d4 damage. It also grants advantage on strength, checks and saves all at the sacrifice of other elixir effects. Find Salts of Chasm Creeper and mix it with any suspension to get this elixir.

Elixir of Heroism

A rare and glowing potion inside a golden colored flask, Elixir of Heroism is crafted using the Sublimate of Pegasus Feather and Ashes. Drink this potion to gain 10 temporary hit points. You will gain bonus action and become blessed.

Elixir of Guileful Movement

An amazing potion that grants some incredible effects. Your movement speed remains the same in difficult terrains or even against spells. No enemies can paralyze or restrain your characters. Craft it with Suspension of Ochre Jelly and Sublimate. Replace your existing potions and use this while exploring dangerous locations.

Elixir of Cloud Giant Strength

Craft this rare potion using Salts of Cloud Finger and Sublimate. Use this to increase your strength ability score to 27 till a long rest.

Elixir of Battlemage’s Power

Another very rare potion that’s created using Suspension of Gauth Eyestalk and Sublimate. Drink this to increase your spells’ effects. Arcane Acuity status effects are increased by +3, but you will lose effects of other elixirs.

Elixir of Bloodlust

You will gain Bloodlust and +5 temporary hit points after killing any target. It also provides an extra bonus action. Craft the potion using Ashes of Worg Fang and Salt. 

Elixir of Barkskin

Another uncommon potion that’s crafted using the Salts of Tree Bark and Suspension. You have to get X3 Wood Bark to craft the recipe. This Elixir potion increases your Armor Class to 16 by replacing all other existing elixir effects after you drink it.

Elixir of Fire Resistance

Elixir of Fire Resistance, the uncommon potion makes you immune to fire damage and spells. Also, no targets can burn you or inflict burning effects as well. Craft an Ashes of Dragon Egg Mushroom along with any salt to make this potion.

Elixir of Universal Resistance

A powerful potion that makes you stronger against all types of damage. Be it fire, force thunder or psychic enemies, you will be resistant against them. Vitriol of Divine Miasma and any Sublimate substance will help you craft this incredible elixir potion.

Elixir of See Invisibility 

Another useful elixir potion that lets you spot Invisible enemies and creatures easily. Use Suspension of Nothic Eye and Vitriol to craft this potion. All other elixirs will be nullified once this is active.


This common potion can be earned from enemies and merchants. Bleeds from the inside and also suffers 1d6 piercing at the end of each turn in combat

Wilted Dreams

You can get this magical potion in Overgrown Tunnel, Sunlit Wetlands from a trader. This can be used against enemies that sleep and inflict Psychic damage during their long rest

Butterflies in the Stomach

Unlock the potion from Acrid Workshop in the basement of Blushing Mermaid. This inflicts the Haemorrhaged status effects on targets and also deals over 1D6 piercing damage at the end of every turn in a combat

Auntie Ethel’s Charm

You can collect this potion from Aunty Ethel for completing her questlines in Gnarled Teahouse, Sunlit Wetlands. Players have to break the charm to gain all benefits from the enhance ability spell. You will get benefits of Wild animals like Bull’s Strength, Eagle’s Splendour, Owl’s Wisdom, Fox’s Cunning and Bear’s Endurance.

Wyvern Poison

This rare potion can be collected from the NPC, Nettie. Skickpit NPC also sells the potion at the Grymforge. This deals 3d6 poison damage and even if enemies avoid a DC 15z you can deal half the damage. Constitution Saving Throw is gained as well.

Superior Elixir of Arcane Cultivation

A common potion that can be used to gain an extra level 3 spell slot at the loss of other elixirs once drunk. Craft it using Suspension of Solution of Night Orchid and Vitriol. This is another useful potion if you are in need of an extra spell.

These are all the best elixirs and potions to use in Baldur’s Gate 3 right now. Just like spells, weapons and skills, elixir potions are highly beneficial as well. Drink potions and dominate your enemies and bosses in the game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an amazing RPG where you can explore new stories and farm gold from enemies. This action adventure game is available for PC and Consoles. The game has been launched for PlayStation 5 and here’s the latest glimpse that takes you into the world of Baldur’s Gate III.

Frequently Asked Question

Can you get the best ending in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Getting the best Baldur’s Gate 3 end is in your hands. The stories, companions and choices you make will reflect at the end of act 3. You can either get a good ending by sacrificing some companions or by doing some objectives. Else, you can proceed to get an evil or bad ending and dominate the world.

Is Baldur’s Gate III Elixir Free?

You can claim some elixir potions as quest rewards. Some are dropped by enemies and the rest can be purchased from all merchants, traders and NPCs in Baldur’s Gate 3. Also, you have to extract recipes and craft them in Alchemy.

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Edited by: Parth J