This page of the Baldur's Gate 3 guide explains how to read information about positive and negative statuses that can be imposed on party members. You will also find out when you can receive these statuses and is it possible to check the statuses of opponents.
There are many ways in BG3 in which a single character or the entire party can receive status effects. The most common situations in which you can receive a status are:
- Using a spell/weapon attack that can inflict a status effect. These can be attacks with weapons that inflict elemental damage or spells that make the attacked character fall asleep.
- Interacting with elements of the environment. This can be, for example, standing on flames, touching an object that grants a blessing, or slippery ground.
- Activating a trap.
Statuses imposed on party members can provide positive bonuses to statistics (example in picture 1) or weaken them (example in picture 2).
You can check information about the status of party members by hovering the cursor over the icons next to their thumbnails. In addition to information about the type of status, you will also know how long it lasts. Statuses can last, e.g. for a certain number of turns or until the next short or long rest. There are also permanent statuses, i.e. ones that remain forever or until you perform a specific action (e.g. drinking an antidote).
You can also easily check the statuses imposed on opponents. When you highlight an opponent, their status information can be displayed at the top of the screen, under information about their name, health, and level. This is a good method of determining whether, for example, the spells you cast have achieved the intended effect.