In a testament to the ever-evolving creativity of gamers, players of Baldur’s Gate 3 have stumbled upon a remarkable strategy that has turned the tides of battle dramatically.
This newfound approach, aptly named the “Aerial Annihilation,” hinges on the interplay of game mechanics to unleash mind-boggling damage, leaving enemies utterly decimated in a single blow.
Just a mere two weeks since the game’s launch, players have spent countless hours traversing the intricate world of Baldur’s Gate 3, and their ingenuity has once again surfaced in the form of this awe-inspiring strategy.
The crux of the “Aerial Annihilation” lies in leveraging the Crushing Flight ability, a potent skill that considers altitude and weight to calculate damage.
First brought to light by Redditor Fishbleb, the method involves an ingenious fusion of the Owlbear wildshape transformation and the Crushing Flight ability. Notably, it’s been discovered that Crushing Flight’s potency scales with mass, and players have capitalized on this by augmenting their character’s mass through various means, such as an Enlarge spell.
To execute the “Aerial Annihilation,” players strategically position themselves at a substantial height advantage, channeling the power of Crushing Flight while plummeting from above. The result is astonishing: an astronomical quantum of damage that defies convention.
In one documented instance, a character inflicted a staggering 1170 bludgeoning damage upon an unfortunate target below, an outcome of the combination of altitude and augmented mass.
The allure of this strategy has become infectious, with Twitch streamer Ellohime enthusiastically adopting it. Further heightening the spectacle, Ellohime incorporated a dash of the viral crate stacking maneuver, resulting in the label “Owlbear from the top rope” for the technique.
Ellohime delivered a crushing blow of 821 bludgeoning damage to unsuspecting adversaries in one demonstration.
The beauty of Baldur’s Gate 3 lies in its intricate, intertwined systems, often leading to unprecedented outcomes that both captivate and confound. The game’s developers themselves admit to being caught off guard by players’ innovative approaches, solidifying the players’ status as the true architects of their experiences.
For those seeking to ascend to this echelon of mastery, GameSpot’s Baldur’s Gate 3 guides hub offers invaluable insight to navigate the sprawling RPG  world. As players continue to push the boundaries of possibility, it’s a testament to the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of modern gaming.