How to pick locks in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

What could be hidden inside those containers?

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There are more useful items and trinkets inside locked containers and behind locked doors than those readily open in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Thankfully, any character you have in your party has the opportunity to pick a lock, but certain ones will have a better chance of doing it, and there are ways to boost up the chance of a lock being successfully picked. This guide details how you can pick locks in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.

Whenever there is a locked container, you’ll have the option of picking it or breaking the lock. You can always choose to break it, but by choosing this option, there’s a chance for the more fragile and expensive items to break inside the container, and the process takes much longer than picking a lock. You’re better off choosing to pick a lock. The downside is that it’s a skill check.

Picking a lock goes under the Trickery skill check, which receives a boost from a character’s Dexterity score. Therefore, even if a character does not have Trickery as a class skill, you might want to use it if they have a high Dexterity ability score. Click on the character with the highest Trickery class skill, or Dexterity modifier, and have them pick any lock you want to remove.

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Alternatively, your party can find lockpicks, an item that increases the chance of a character picking a lock. These are especially good to use on harder locks, or when no one in the party has Trickery as a class skill.

After you’ve picked a lock, you’ll have access to all of the items inside of a container, or you’ll be able to pass through a door.