Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous is the newest entry in a CRPG series that began with Kingmaker. Continuing from the same storylines, but with tons of new flair, Wrath gives you a much more challenging adventure. Owlcat Games has made a pretty faithful and tightly customizable D&D experience. Can you make it through? Sure! But you won’t make it out without a scratch.
Taking damage during any RPG battle is always going to happen. Being styled after TTRPGs, Wrath takes this into account. At times, you will need to build your team backup after the fights. Here are a few different ways you can heal in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.
How to heal during battle
The best way to heal up is to get to a safe area and rest. You can trigger the camp resting mechanic by pressing the R button. Getting your HP back isn’t the only reason to do this. You will need to take a Rest whenever you lose too much health, or use too many spells. But the rest option isn’t available in battle. So let’s look at the options you do have.
You will often need to turn to healing spells outside of battle. Being a Dungeons&Dragons RPG, there’s tons of healing spells and other magic. You can’t use a spell to reset a spell slot, exempting certain class features or items. Generally, spells are better reserved for emergency healing of one party member. Although effective, there is a casting limit for each spell, and the healer can only heal party members one at a time.
When you’re in a fight, you don’t want your teammates to get KO’d. When the party member’s HP drops to 0. they get knocked out. Healing spells will be the go-to option here. You will need to use an action and a spell slot, just like in the TTRPG, to recharge HP on a character. You can also cure various status effects as well. It’s a great idea to read spell effects first before heading into battle. If you have dedicated healers in your party, alter your keybinds to their best healing spells to better manage the chaos.
How to heal after battle
Press R to trigger the Camp mechanic. You can then select your party and right-click on the camp that’s set up. The rest will then trigger. The Hit Point totals, spell slots and other rechargeable stats will refill. After a few hours pass, the game will resume. Sometimes though, the game will ambush you with random encounters during a rest, so keep that in mind. Sometimes, story events will also trigger during a rest.
You can also get certain items that can help fill the gaps. Healing potions of various kinds exist in the game world. When you want to heal in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous you could turn to these too.
It’s important to note that there may be mods or patches from the developer that change this process somewhat. Generally, these two options are the most consistent and will remain so.