- Nov 11, 2017
They didin't implement in the game Ready and Dodge as reaction a bizzarre decision.
Ready would be useful if line of sight and cover played a bigger part. And if you could hold defensive positions to protect your weaker party members.
But Larian's philosophy is that the more actions there are, the more cloggy the UI gets and confusing for new players. It's a trade-off between how useful that feature is versus making things more complicated. They think there are so many ways to protect a character that a dodge feature doesn't seem all that important.
But yeah… I would still love to see those ESSENTIAL 5e actions implemented in the game. But, it won't be. Lots of people asked for those actions (or at least as a bonus or reaction, idk?) features to be in BG3, but Larian's devs have turned a def ear to the requests.